West Seattle traffic alert: Detours for Delridge/Henderson closure

February 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm | In Delridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 5 Comments

(Click image to get fullsize PDF showing detours and entire project zone)
That map shows the northbound and southbound detours planned this weekend while the intersection of Delridge and Henderson is completely closed as part of the Delridge repaving project’s first phase. Here’s an update/reminder from SDOT’s LeAnne Nelson:

rews will remove and restore pavement at SW Henderson St and Delridge Way SW, closing most of the intersection. Weather permitting, work begins Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. Crews expect to have the work completed and the intersection reopened by 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, at the latest. To reduce impacts to the community, intersection construction is being done on weekends, working around the clock. Traffic will be detoured as follows:

· Northbound Delridge Way SW directed onto 16th Avenue SW to SW Henderson Street to Delridge Way SW

· Westbound SW Henderson onto Delridge Way SW to SW Trenton to 25th Avenue SW to SW Barton Street

· Southbound Delridge Way SW onto SW Trenton to 25th Avenue SW to SW Barton Place to Delridge Way SW

· Eastbound SW Barton Place onto Delridge Way SW to 17th Avenue SW to SW Roxbury Street to 16th Avenue SW to SW Henderson Street

NOTE: Evening construction, including pavement removal using impact breakers, may be performed until 10:00 p.m. under the conditions of a noise variance, to expedite construction.

Reminder: The intersection of 25th Avenue SW and SW Barton Street is temporarily a 4-way stop, during Phase 1, to assist safe traffic flow. King County Metro will communicate changes directly to ridership.

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.


  1. Yay, thanks for posting a map. I hope people are aware enough to follow directions. This whole project has sent so much traffic down my block (24th because people are too lazy to drive that extra block to the through street), I cant even pull out of my driveway.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 6:12 pm February 5, 2013 #

  2. I thought the 4-way stop at 25th & Barton was going to be permanent. It should be. It is a much safer intersection now for people trying to turn left from southbound 25th to eastbound Barton Place.

    If they try to change it back to the way it was there will be some accidents from people on 25th thinking the cross traffic is going to stop.

    Comment by BlairJ — 11:44 am February 8, 2013 #

  3. AHHHHHHHHHH! STOP SPEEDING DOWN 24TH THIS IS NOT THE DETOUR STREET! Who do I call to get better signs marking the detour. The ammount of traffic doing 40 MPH is out of control. This street has no pedestrian sidewalks for anyone to get out of the way from the speeders , 24th is not a major freeway people. . its not going to kill you to drive that one extra block and go the way you’re supposed to. This is rediculous.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 7:43 pm February 11, 2013 #

  4. The SDOT contacts for the project are on its page – LeAnne Nelson is one of them – I can’t bring the page up right now but scroll to the bottom: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_delridge.htm

    Comment by WSB — 7:46 pm February 11, 2013 #

  5. DONE! I’ll keep on it until the signs go up.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 11:00 pm February 11, 2013 #

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