To follow up on questions raised following our Wednesday afternoon report on the impending closure of a significant section of 23rd SW in North Delridge, we took them to SDOT‘s Marybeth Turner first thing this morning. She’s just replied with what you might call a fact sheet – read on to see it in its entirety (note the part about parking restrictions on other streets):
23rd Avenue SW Utility Installation
• Riser Homes, a private contractor, will install underground utilities in 23rd Avenue SW off of Delridge Way SW for what will eventually be seven homes.
• This work will require digging a large hole in the middle of the street. Because it is a narrow street, it must be closed for safety. The use of steel plates is not an option during non-working hours because of the size of the hole and the slope of the street.
• The closure will start on February 22 and will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until April 5.
• Access will be maintained to the two existing residences within the closed area.
• Detours will be provided for mail and garbage service.
• A detour for general through traffic will use SW Andover Street to the north, and Orchard/Dumas streets on the south
• Local residents will also be able to access their homes using SW Hudson Street.
• Metro Transit has planned a detour for Route 125.
• The contractor has notified the South Seattle Community College, the Seattle School District, and the residents on 23rd SW adjacent to the work site.
• Parking will be restricted on many streets in the area to accommodate Metro buses.
• The contractor is Riser Homes, Jon Riser, (206) 310-4113.
We have asked King County Department of Transportation for more information on the Route 125 detour – haven’t gotten a reply on that yet.