First weekend closure set for Delridge repaving project

February 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm | In Delridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 5 Comments

SDOT warned that there would be an occasional all-weekend-long intersection closure as part of the Delridge repaving project – and they’ve just announced the first one, Delridge/Henderson, starting one week from tonight:

To reduce impacts to the community, intersection construction will be done on weekends, working around the clock. The first intersection closure is at Southwest Henderson Street from 7 pm Friday, Feb. 8, until, at the latest, 6 am on Monday, Feb. 11. Look for final detour information early next week.

To expedite construction, evening work under the conditions of a noise variance, including pavement removal using impact breakers, may be performed until 10 pm.

Reminder: for traffic safety, the intersection of 25th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Barton Street is temporarily a four-way stop.

This is a five-phase project. At the completion of the first phase, between Southwest Henderson and Southwest Trenton streets, the construction activity will move to the section of Delridge Way Southwest between Southwest Trenton and Southwest Thistle streets.

5 Comments

  1. Well, THIS sucks as I am at ground zero. As long as it keeps the project on schedule…. For those drivers turning left onto Thornton from the Southbound Delridge Lane, there IS a “NO LEFT TURN” sign there, for the record.

    Comment by Ray — 7:09 pm February 1, 2013 #

  2. I am hoping the four-way stop at Barton and 25th will stay when this construction is complete. It is safer now than I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by kim — 9:42 am February 2, 2013 #

  3. Yes, the four-way stop needs to stay. Trying to turn left from 25th onto Barton is sometimes death defying when the cars are speeding down the hill.

    Comment by SideofBlueCheese — 10:11 am February 2, 2013 #

  4. I have to agree with kim.

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    That’s a risky intersection, what with the blind, downhill curve of Henderson/Barton, and many drivers propensity to speed down the hill.

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    This is even more of an issue, now that Metro Routes 60 and 125 make the left turn off of 25th, to head up to Delridge. In the past, it was only the 22, turning right, to make the jog over to 26th.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:17 am February 2, 2013 #

  5. That four-way stop really is nice, though I think I accidentally didn’t stop my first time through. *mortified*

    I go waaaay out of my way sometimes just to avoid turning left from Barton.

    Comment by Cait — 4:26 pm February 2, 2013 #

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