West Seattle road work: Orchard/Dumar closure later this month

August 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm | In Delridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 16 Comments

The ongoing Delridge Way Repaving Project will lead to a five-day road closure later this month, according to the SDOT alert sent out tonight:

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close a segment of SW Orchard and Dumar Way SW, which runs between Delridge Way SW and SW Austin Street, from 7:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, until 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, to conduct roadway restoration work and make utility upgrades. Local access will be maintained.

Traffic intending to travel west on Dumar Way SW from 16th Avenue SW will be directed to use the following detour (please see attached map):

· South on 16th Avenue SW
· West on SW Henderson
· North on Delridge Way SW

Traffic intending to travel east on SW Orchard to Dumar Way SW from Delridge Way SW will be directed to use the following detour:

· South on Delridge Way SW
· East on SW Henderson Street
· North on 16th Avenue SW

Lane restrictions currently in effect on Delridge Way SW as part of SDOT’s Delridge Way SW Paving Project (between SW Holden and SW Orchard streets) will remain in place until early October. Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained.

16 Comments

  1. So basically take Roxbury to the 1st ave bridge? Yay! Triple my commute!

    Comment by Trickycoolj — 10:11 pm August 7, 2013 #

  2. Or if it’s closer, Delridge to West Marginal Way under the bridge and double back to 1st Ave S Bridge?

    Comment by WSB — 10:12 pm August 7, 2013 #

  3. Probably not, heading to Museum of Flight area. :/

    Comment by Trickycoolj — 10:13 pm August 7, 2013 #

  4. I’m glad they’re fixing it up. Every time I ride that stretch I think it’s gonna rattle the teeth out of my head (see also: SW Myrtle west of 16th).

    Comment by datamuse — 7:36 am August 8, 2013 #

  5. That IS a bad stretch … have driven it many times going to cover something at Sanislo.

    Comment by WSB — 7:46 am August 8, 2013 #

  6. Reality is people will take the little jag off Delridge, 21st, which hairpins around to 20th and connects to Holden. Or they’ll turn east onto Thistle and backtrack to Holden via 16th. I’m very glad this stretch will be fixed! Detours are inconvenient, but worth it in the end.

    Comment by ghar72 — 8:41 am August 8, 2013 #

  7. This morning I was wondering why stop at Austin? The whole stretch to 16th needs dug up and redone. Some of those potholes feel like they’re going to swallow my car.

    Comment by trickycoolj — 9:08 am August 8, 2013 #

  8. Shhhh ghar72. I was hoping for a week without crossing Holden on foot being a life threatening situation.

    White stripes or no white stripes, every intersection is a legal crossing people. Swerving around is not what the law requires.

    Comment by Alan — 9:37 am August 8, 2013 #

  9. Jeez, stop complaining!! Complain about the potholes, then complain about detours when they fix the road! West Sea to Museum of flight is an easy bike, car, or bus (120 or 128 to 124) commute.

    Comment by AE — 10:13 am August 8, 2013 #

  10. A couple of weeks ago, while walking on Myrtle at the intersection where a big Puget Ridge sign is (don’t know which street that is), I discovered an old hole covered with a half-rotted WOOD grate on the corner of the non-sidewalk. My foot missed the hole by millimeters.

    A young couple walking by as I almost bought it told me there are *other* holes on nearby streets with the same old wood grating. How old do * those* have to be????!!! What are they? It is barely visible under the overgrown grass….needs to be upgraded, obviously.

    Comment by westseattledood — 11:42 am August 8, 2013 #

  11. Anything on a sidewalk or road or anything else likely to be part of the public right-of-way – call 206-684-ROAD to report; there’s likely an online form too but anecdotally we’ve heard phoning gets faster action – TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:02 pm August 8, 2013 #

  12. I’ll call after I swing by again to get the precise intersection. However, the young couple said they would go to Puget Ridge Council to notify them.

    Comment by westseattledood — 1:19 pm August 8, 2013 #

  13. @AE that is not a bike ride I’m confident enought to ride, I may have ridden 200 miles to Portland last month but there’s no way in hell I’m taking my bicycle down HP Way. Note yesterday’s report that someone went over their handlebars from a pothole. Also that’s nearly a 2 hour 2 zone bus ride to go downtown on the 21 and transfer to the 124 and bumble around Georgetown by the time I’m supposed to be at work. Even my colleagues that live downtown stopped taking the 124 and started driving when it changed to the milk run through Georgetown.

    Comment by Trickycoolj — 6:11 pm August 8, 2013 #

  14. HP Way is one of the few instances where I’ll ride on the sidewalk.

    Comment by datamuse — 6:49 pm August 8, 2013 #

  15. westseattledood, do report it. The young couple may or may not report it to the Puget Ridge Council, but the neighborhood councils are not where you should report these issues, as they are not city agencies. They would most likely direct them to report it to the city and, if the city is not responsive, make them the new committee head of the “Wood Grate Drain Hazard” committee.

    Neighborhood Councils are for bigger picture issues in the neighborhood and for encouraging community. Contacting the neighborhood council about a reportable hazard is like calling your blockwatch captain when someone is trying to break into your house.

    BTW- There is a Puget Ridge sign at 16th and 18th on Myrtle. I walk through those intersections all the time and haven’t noticed this issue. I’ll keep an eye out.

    Comment by Alan — 7:15 pm August 9, 2013 #

  16. I live on Austin, wish they were going to fix the entire stretch between Delridge and 16th. Maybe they will do the rest later? There’s significant pavement breakdown on Austin.

    Comment by Amy B — 8:03 am August 15, 2013 #

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