Marybeth Turner with the Seattle Department of Transportation has given us an optimistic update about the collapsed staircase at 20th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 98th Street:
The staircase located at 20th Ave NE and NE 98th St was damaged when a landslide caused its footing to move several feet. SDOT has evaluated the damage and will begin repair work starting on April 1. The repair work will take approximately one week and SDOT expects to reopen the staircase for full use on April 8. These temporary repairs will enable safe use of the staircase now and will allow SDOT to schedule permanent repairs when school is not in session.