Final phase of Delridge repaving to start September 23rd

September 10, 2013 at 8:28 am | In Delridge, Transportation, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

(Updated map sent by SDOT)
After eight months of work, the date is set for the final phase of the Delridge Way Repaving Project to begin: September 23rd. That’s when crews plan to start on the southernmost stretch. Here’s the announcement sent this morning by SDOT:

The Seattle Department of Transportation’s Delridge Way SW Paving Project enters its fifth and final phase on September 23, 2013. The project rebuilds much of the roadway from SW Henderson to SW Roxbury streets, installing new storm water detention pipes, upgrading curb ramps to ADA standards and adding bike facilities on the northern end. The project began January 10 and is expected to wrap up by the end of the year.

To ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians and to allow enough space for the crews to complete the work on Phase 5, between SW Henderson and Roxbury streets, on-street parking will be inaccessible. Also, southbound traffic will be detoured at SW Henderson St to 16th Avenue SW.

Currently crews are working to complete Phase 4, between SW Holden and Orchard streets. This includes rebuilding SW Orchard Street, between Sylvan Way SW and Delridge Way SW. Crews are constructing one side at a time, with SW Orchard Street closed to eastbound traffic through September 13 and to westbound traffic the following two weeks. Traffic is being detoured along Delridge Way SW and Sylvan Way SW.

In Phase 4 these next two weeks, weather permitting, crews will also stripe Delridge Way SW between SW Holden and Myrtle streets. The markings reconfigure Delridge, between SW Kenyon and SW Myrtle streets, to accommodate new 6’ wide bike lanes.

The southern portion of Delridge Way SW is an important West Seattle arterial that had deteriorated over time. Completion of this $6.7 million Bridging the Gap funded paving project provides a smoother roadway, greater pedestrian accessibility and a higher level of safety for all modes of travel while the new drainage detention pipes slow the rate of storm water flow into Longfellow Creek during periods of heavy rain.

11 Comments

  1. The city needs to seriously consider a perm 4 way stop at Barton and 25th. How can one petition for this? That is one messy corner.

    Comment by coffee — 8:59 am September 10, 2013 #

  2. NOOOOOOOOOO! That means all the dim wits who cant follow directions are going to once again be speeding down my street as a shortcut instead of actually following the detour route. GGGRRRRR AAAHHHHH NOOOOOOO.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 9:46 am September 10, 2013 #

  3. If they dont put up proper signs be prepared for alot of complaining from me AGAIN. and AGAIN I’ll be out there posting my own signs that 24th IS NOT THE DETOUR ROUTE. NO SIDEWALKS !!!! KIDS WALKING IN THE STREET to and from the high school.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 9:49 am September 10, 2013 #

  4. Hang in there, ‘Tiki. Or maybe gather some neighbors and have a sign-waving day – we’d cover it. Anyway, this thing is ALMOST over …

    Comment by WSB — 9:50 am September 10, 2013 #

  5. I was initialy confused by the map showing phase 1 which was my previous un wanted traffic nighmare. BUT after re-reading the notice it says that the detour will go the opposite direction towards 16th. Is there a map for that detour route?

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 10:11 am September 10, 2013 #

  6. coffee, I agree with you.

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    I feel badly, that earlier this year when they had the temporary four-way stop at that intersection during road construction and detours, I didn’t write to SDOT urging them to make that permanent.

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    That’s always been a scary intersection, what with drivers barreling down the hill, with the curve.

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    To make it even scarier, nearly a year ago with the huge changes to Metro Routing, there are now two bus routes; 60 and 125, that make that left turn to eastbound Barton, from southbound, 25th. Previous to that, there was only the outbound 22, taking a right onto Barton, in the inbound 22, turning left from E/B Barton to N/B 25th.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:18 am September 10, 2013 #

  7. WSB – The text refers to phase 5, but the map posted is for phase 1. It sounds like the detour is going to be east of Delridge this time, so it’s probably not going to be on a street that has been impacted before.

    Comment by HungryKids — 10:29 am September 10, 2013 #

  8. You know, I looked at that before publishing – but on second reference, I think you’re right. Have written SDOT about it. Will take graphic off for now. This *is* the one they sent with the announcement this morning but it does indeed show the west-side detour and not the east-side one mentioned in the text. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:30 am September 10, 2013 #

  9. SDOT’s Peg says THANK YOU to the eagle-eyed readers of WSB – she DID send the wrong map. The correct one is now included in this story. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:59 am September 10, 2013 #

  10. The part of Delridge that was finished the first week of July still doesn’t have lines painted. Just cones. Nobody was working yesterday on this section at all. When will they paint the lines on Delridge of the section that has been completed for over a month now!?

    Comment by Matt — 8:00 am September 11, 2013 #

  11. Surprised that the project is not heading any further North. Delridge at Brandon in sinking, even the curb has started to sink and crumble and so far they have only some blacktop over it to smooth it out a little.

    Comment by Trudy — 11:11 am September 11, 2013 #

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