ORIGINAL REPORT, 10:58 PM: California SW is closed right now between Lander and Admiral as half of the doublewide portable being installed at Lafayette Elementary is currently spanning the full width of the road by the Admiral Safeway entrance.
11:29 PM UPDATE: Added photos during a quick stop at HQ, and going back to check on it. Maneuvering the first of the portable’s two sections (top photo and below) into the parking-lot entry on the north side of Lafayette appeared to be posing quite a challenge, though crew members on scene would not comment on whether it was going according to plan or not. One end of the portable was hanging over the sidewalk right in front of Umpqua Bank on the east side of the street, with little room to maneuver.
We’re heading back to check on how it’s going. Last time we covered a Lafayette portable delivery, it was in daylight – but that was long before the Admiral Safeway redevelopment reconfigured the streetscape, and we’re guessing (pending confirmation tomorrow) that this was scheduled to minimize business impact.
1:26 AM UPDATE: As Gina notes in comments, by 1 am – which is when we went back to check – the first half was out of that precarious street-straddling position and had arrived in place on school grounds, with the second half subsequently being maneuvered into the entrance. So this should all be wrapped up, and the street reopened, long before dawn.
(updated) SIDE NOTE – OTHER SCHOOLS THAT ARE OR WERE SLATED FOR PORTABLES: According to city DPD files,
current plans sites for which portable permits were sought this year include 2 single-classroom portables for Schmitz Park Elementary, a double portable for Gatewood Elementary, one single-classroom portable and one double for West Seattle Elementary, a portable (the permit doesn’t specify single or double) for Pathfinder K-8, and two double portables for Chief Sealth International High School. (Monday morning note: We’re crosschecking with the district.)
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