Delridge repaving project update: Closure this weekend; Phase 2 expected in 2 weeks

March 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm | In Delridge, Transportation, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

(Delridge repaving project, photographed earlier this week by Long Bach Nguyen)
As of minutes ago, the Delridge/Trenton intersection was scheduled to close for the weekend, as the Delridge repaving project continues. This means you’ll be detouring in both directions, as shown on this map:

According to project spokesperson Bob Derry, with whom we spoke when the work started on January 10th, the first phase, Trenton to Henderson, is on target to last about two months as expected. He told WSB today that SDOT is currently projecting that Phase 2 – between Trenton and Thistle – will start in about two weeks, around March 15th. The entire $6.7 million project, repaving a mile and a half of Delridge Way in phases between Roxbury and Orchard and improving the stormwater system beneath much of the road, is expected to last most of the year.

ADDED 7:19 PM: We just got a text asking about noise. This is the official “construction notice” for this weekend’s work with details of what’s happening and when. Looks like the noisiest work may go on till 10 pm.

12 Comments

  1. Long B. Nguyen takes awesome pictures, amazing perspective!

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 7:38 pm March 1, 2013 #

  2. Too bad they can’t do all of Delridge.

    Comment by coffee — 10:05 pm March 1, 2013 #

  3. I cannot wait for this mess to be done already.. Apparently Im the only one who lives on this block who reads the blog, There are a couple of new signs up after my daily requests to the city but still a sigificant amount of traffic comming down 24th WHICH IS NOT THE DETOUR STREET!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 3:01 am March 2, 2013 #

  4. They were working after 10pm last night, i could hear them even after 11pm! And they’re back at it now…..GRRRR

    Comment by CarrieP — 7:11 am March 2, 2013 #

  5. Wow, the roof of that one building does not look good.

    Comment by Here — 7:30 am March 2, 2013 #

  6. I’m happy that they are doing it. As far as road construction goes, it seems to be moving fast and on time so that’s good. Can’t have construction without noise and detours.

    Comment by BFank — 9:01 am March 2, 2013 #

  7. You can’t stop people from driving on public roads (to the one complaining about traffic on 24th.) I live right on the detour route and close enough to 24th that we get it from there also. It’s only for a few days.

    Going all the way to 35th makes no sense except maybe for the buses, I am surprised they don’t route people up to 16th and then down to Barton.

    I do predict some smart roofing contractor is going to be hitting the streets though. Some of those roofs look dreadful.

    Comment by Jim P. — 2:31 pm March 2, 2013 #

  8. No one is trying to stop people from driving on public roads. The point is 24th is not the detour route, MAP POSTED, and if they had put up the proper signage in the first place maybe there wouldnt be so much confusion about where to go. 24th is not equiped for the amount of delridge traffic speeding down here. There are NO SIDEWALKS for people to get out of the way. This is a direct route for kids from the high school walking to and from school. . PLUS when poeple get up to the end of the frikn block they cant get out. SO FOLLOW THE POSTED DETOUR route.l AAANNND its NOT just for a couple of days This has been for a couple of months. Don’t just pick and choose the parts of the story you feel like paying attention to. Its important to get ALL the information. I’m not ” complaining” for the hell of it or to just be bitchy. Its for a good reason!

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 4:08 pm March 2, 2013 #

  9. Yep, another great bird’s eye view from Long, how do you do it? Helicopter?

    Comment by M. — 7:04 pm March 2, 2013 #

  10. M and all
    Thank you so much for your comments. I am very happy to provide another perspective in our neighborhood. I am normally flying fixed wings aircraft. Cessna 182.
    Cheers,
    Long

    Comment by Long Bach Nguyen — 11:53 pm March 2, 2013 #

  11. @ sophista-tiki 4:08 pm March 2, 2013
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    I completely understand. Unless one lives on a street without sidewalks, like yours and mine, they will never get it. Hang in there, I feel for yah.

    Comment by Mike — 6:09 am March 3, 2013 #

  12. I completely agree that traffic should avoid the side roads with no sidewalks. SDOT is aware that this is a potential problem from thier community meetings and should be alerted that it is happening. Please call the hotline and email the community liason folks to ‘alert’ them to the issue. The can post signs on the side road for local traffic only.
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    Side note: I was a good neighor and went all the way up to 35th this weekend. Cheers to me!

    Comment by AEL — 7:29 am March 4, 2013 #

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