West Seattle road work: See this year’s SDOT repaving list

January 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm | In Transportation, West Seattle news | 13 Comments

(WSB photo: Just one of the rough spots on California south of Fauntleroy)
Which West Seattle roads are scheduled to be repaved this year? The question came up last week when we reported on SDOT‘s “microsurfacing” plan for some neighborhood streets in Arbor Heights and Fauntleroy. We asked SDOT planner David Allen for the current list, and he obliged. Note that aside from this week’s already-announced work in the 2300 block of Sylvan/Orchard, no dates are set:

ARTERIALS
New asphalt: California Ave SW from Fauntleroy Way SW to SW Holly St
New asphalt: SW Roxbury St, 25th Ave SW to 27th Ave SW
New asphalt: Westbound side of SW 106th St, 39th Ave SW to Marine View Dr
New asphalt: Olson Pl SW, 9000 block
Wheelchair ramp, new asphalt: 1300 and 2200 blocks of Alki Ave SW
Concrete-panel replacement(s): SW Charlestown St, 4500-4600 block
Concrete-panel replacement(s): Olson Pl SW, W of 2nd Ave SW
Concrete-panel replacement(s): SW Genesee St, 3000 block
Wheelchair ramps: SW Roxbury St, 26th SW & 27th SW

NON-ARTERIALS
New asphalt: 39th Ave SW, 4500 block
New asphalt, spot repairs: SW Cambridge St, 2400 block

Right now, there are no major paving projects on the schedule for West Seattle this year (“major,” as in, on the scale of last year’s Delridge Way work).

13 Comments

  1. Is there somewhere that we can report potholes to be put on a list to get filled eventually? We live down a dead-end road and there are two huge potholes that I doubt will ever get filled because it’s very rare for anyone that doesn’t live on our street to drive down it.

    Comment by anonymous123 — 1:45 pm January 13, 2014 #

  2. Yes! Call them in to 206-684-ROAD or report online at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/potholereport.htm
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    There’s also a map you can check to see if it’s already on the list, though I wouldn’t let that stop you from reporting it again:
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    http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/potholes/

    Comment by WSB — 1:49 pm January 13, 2014 #

  3. I presume the Sylvan Way section is the section that runs parallel to the cemetery? It’s like an obstacle course trying to avoid the holes over there.

    Next on my wishlist would be 35th SW in front of the VW shop/Walgreens southbound inside lane. The previous shoddy pools of asphalt covering cracked concrete makes it feel like a dirt road. I wish they would just cut out whole sections and do proper repairs instead of asphalt bandaids.

    Comment by trickycoolj — 1:50 pm January 13, 2014 #

  4. The “Find It, Fix It” app from the city allows you to report potholes.

    Comment by M — 1:50 pm January 13, 2014 #

  5. That’s a decent January SDOT to-do list. Where’s the complete list of road to be resurfaced for 2014? Sigh…

    Comment by Azimuth — 3:17 pm January 13, 2014 #

  6. Thanks for following up WSB.

    The answer from SDOT makes me sad. Next vehicle change (that we were thinking of doing this year) will be a large 4×4 with a nice cushy off-road grade suspension.

    Comment by wsn00b — 3:18 pm January 13, 2014 #

  7. Thanks!! I just reported both of the ones on our street. Let’s see how long it takes to have them filled.

    Comment by anonymous123 — 4:30 pm January 13, 2014 #

  8. Went down 63rd towards the beach last night big chuck holes be careful hurt my neck and my front end. Thinking of filing claim with city. This city has really fallen behind on maintenance of our intercity roads. The longer they let them go the more costly it will be to fix, along with causing damage to what’s under them in places. But I guess they really don’t have the money with all their cost overruns on 520, 99 tunnel, and the million dollar a mile bike path on Capitol Hill : (

    Comment by wetone — 5:37 pm January 13, 2014 #

  9. Avalon Way is a mess. It was resurfaced, but patches from new condos hooking up to water etc. we’re never done correctly. Seems that the builders should be responsible…

    Comment by Marty — 6:42 pm January 13, 2014 #

  10. Well gosh golly darn it all, if we just raised all the WSDOT salaries this would all be fixed. The problem here is not THEM, it is US.

    Comment by Rick — 5:14 am January 14, 2014 #

  11. ATTENTION YOU BEHIND THE WHEEL IF YOU CONCENTRATE MORE WHILE DRIVING ,TEN SECONDS AHEAD, AND PUT THOSE SMARTPHONES AWAY ,QUIT SELFISHLY PUTTING OTHERS IN DANGER, YOU CAN ALOS KEEP A BETTER EYE OUT FOR POTHOLES AND KEEP US ALL INCLUDING YOURSELF ALOT SAFER. PULL OVER DO YOUR TEXTING ,AND REPORTING POTHOLES TO THE CITY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD NOT WHILE DRIVING 30 mph. Thank you

    Comment by NW — 8:39 am January 14, 2014 #

  12. Wow!!! I reported the two potholes on my street at 4:30 yesterday (right when I commented) and once I made it home from work around 6:00 the city was on my street filling the holes! Super impressed!

    Comment by Anonymous — 8:40 am January 14, 2014 #

  13. @ Marty I agree that developers who cut holes in streets paved at public expense often do a shoddy job of patching their holes.
    @ Rick – jeez – you fix the damn potholes, then!
    @ NW – while I agree that the Find It Fix It app is bizarre in that it requires you to have your location settings on as if the designer envisions us reporting these problems as we drive…, none of us like you SHOUTING at us.
    @ Anonymous – I agree the pothole fixing team’s responsiveness is awesome.

    Comment by JAT — 12:17 pm January 14, 2014 #

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