Update: 23rd SW reopens on schedule; traffic/parking changes end

April 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm | In Delridge, Pigeon Point, Transportation, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Thanks to Jim Sander from the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council and Mike Dady from the North Delridge Neighborhood Council for the word that 23rd SW reopened today, as promised, after six weeks of work adding utility connections to new homes up the hill from Delridge. (We took the photo at left a short time ago.) Jim reported in e-mail to PPNC members that the much-discussed no-parking signs along 21st SW were being picked up, too. Mike, on behalf of the NDNC Transportation Committee, wants to remind drivers that this means the end of other temporary traffic changes: In particular, it means the return of the temporarily covered “No Left Turn” and “No Right Turn” signs at the corner of 22nd and 23rd Avenues SW, which he says were hard-won after a years-long campaign – those turns are again illegal. And Metro Route 125 is supposed to be back on its regular route this afternoon, according to spokesperson Linda Thielke.

7 Comments

  1. What about the stops signs on Andover and 21st? I think they should stay!

    Comment by GoGo — 3:14 pm April 5, 2010 #

  2. I have to admit I agree that they should stay as well. We may see increased traffic as some of the SSCC commuter traffic that found it’s way through Pigeon Point may decide to make the 21st/Andover cutoff a permanent detour. As the traffic gets back to normal we should take stock. If people have strong feelings about this or anything in the neighborhood, please come to the Council meeting next Monday April 12, at 7:00 PM at Pathfinder/ Cooper School cafeteria.

    Comment by Jim S — 3:24 pm April 5, 2010 #

  3. As a PP resident this is good news. I am happy to see that we will be back to our quiet, off the beaten path neighborhood.

    Comment by Diane Fields — 3:29 pm April 5, 2010 #

  4. Disregard.

    Comment by Justin — 4:20 pm April 5, 2010 #

  5. Does anyone else feel like the newly repaved section is not that great? I can only go by which section has the nice dark black top but it seems pretty bumpy for just having been redone.

    Comment by Cecelia — 3:11 pm April 6, 2010 #

  6. Now we need the contractor or SDOT to come fix all of the damage that has been caused on 21st Ave SW. Thsi street was not designed to carry heavy Metro buses, big dump trucks or 400+ cars per hour during peak commute times. 21st Ave SW between SW Genesee and 23rd Ave SW is now in terrible shape. Large pot holes, substantial cracks in the pavement and some deep ruts in the shoulder of the road where vehicles tried to avoid the speed humps that are there to slow them down.

    But at least the number of vehicles has been reduced dramatically over the last day. BUT we do need for someone to put this street back to its condition before the detour.

    Comment by Pete — 7:01 pm April 6, 2010 #

  7. I commute on the 125 and it’s a huge relief to be back on the regular route now that 23rd SW is open again. Just have to say a big THANK YOU to whoever posted the Braveheart sign (“they can take our parking but not our freedom!”)- that one made me chuckle every time! Nice to see some folks with a sense of humor in the face of major inconvenience.

    Comment by Julia — 1:00 pm April 7, 2010 #

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