More Delridge detour details, as paving project prepares to begin

January 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm | In Delridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 9 Comments

Two days till the start of the Delridge repaving project – and tonight SDOT has sent another reminder, with even more details about the southbound detour that will take effect when work starts on Thursday:

Beginning Thursday, January 10th, southbound Delridge Way SW traffic will be detoured at SW Trenton Street in West Seattle for Phase 1 of the Delridge Way SW Paving Project. Traffic will be directed:

*West on SW Trenton Street
*South on 25th Avenue SW
*East on SW Barton Street
*South on Delridge Way SW.

The detour will be in place until early March 2013. Northbound Delridge Way SW traffic will be maintained.

To assist westbound turns from 25th Avenue SW to SW Barton Street, temporary stop signs are being installed for east- and westbound traffic on SW Barton Street at 25th Avenue SW. Local access and access to businesses will be maintained during project work.

This is a five-phase project. At the completion of Phase 1 the construction activity will move to the Phase 2 section of Delridge Way SW, between SW Trenton and SW Thistle streets. Please visit the project website for more information.

The Delridge Way SW Paving Project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.

9 Comments

  1. THANK YOU for the update – I shared with STEM families. Guess I better get the kidlets out the door a little earlier!

    Comment by WSMama3 — 8:42 pm January 8, 2013 #

  2. Plus SDOT’s re-doing the corner at 26th and Barton for bus bulbs with SPD directing. And, that Barton/25th Corner is the new end-of-line for the 21, C and 60 routes. I predict utter chaos for the first several weeks. Heading to Westwood Village, I’d recommend the other – Post Office – side. Fun times, eh!

    Comment by chas redmond — 11:04 pm January 8, 2013 #

  3. How about temporary stop signs at 25th and Trenton? It can already be difficult enough to make a left from 25th onto Trenton as it is. Plus, I assume the 120 will be taking the same detour. Will there be a southbound stop to make up for the (temporarily) lost stop at Delridge and Trenton?

    Comment by Charlie — 11:58 pm January 8, 2013 #

  4. I was just commenting to my husband that there is no sign on the 120 southbound stop south of Trenton giving any warning of it closing. I haven’t seen any information on an alternative on where to go to catch the bus. I guess you have to walk either to Thistle or Westwood, making a commute by bus even less appealing for me.

    Comment by why_cause — 9:10 am January 9, 2013 #

  5. Turning left! onto Henderson from 25th, then that quick right up Barton to Delridge? They want EVERYONE to do that? It’s already an overload of people doing that without Delridge being closed. At least it’s temporary! And just an FYI guys, Cambridge doesn’t go though to Delridge from 25th.

    Comment by Amanda — 9:38 am January 9, 2013 #

  6. I’m checking with Metro. I looked at Route 120 online to see if there was a “rider alert” at least posted there – as of early today, there wasn’t. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:44 am January 9, 2013 #

  7. Amanda, I wondered that as well about Barton. But I looked at the detour map and it appears the detour goes left from 25th onto Barton just for the 1/2 block then continues up the hill on Henderson (the main road). Here’s the link to the map: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/images/DelridgePavingMap_010813.png

    Comment by ghar72 — 2:55 pm January 9, 2013 #

  8. I found an alert on King County Metro website on page THREE of the construction alerts for the 120. It says to catch the bus at 25th and Trenton. I guess that is the stop by Staples on 25th? Again a sign at the stops would be helpful.

    Comment by why_cause — 5:16 pm January 9, 2013 #

  9. @ghar – It’s actually funny. SW Barton St is that jaunty street that jiggles right going East from WWV. The street to the “left” is technically SW Barton Place before it hits Delridge and becomes Henderson. So the detour should say SW Barton Place, not SW Barton St. Not that I’m anal retentive or anything.

    Comment by Amanda — 10:37 pm January 9, 2013 #

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