ROAD-WORK ALERT: Repaving next week for bumpiest Beach Drive stretch

Two years ago, we reported on a resident’s petition drive to get a particularly bumpy stretch of Beach Drive repaved. Part of the road was repaved last summer – but it stopped just north of the particularly treacherous section near Weather Watch Park/La Rustica. Tonight, driving that stretch just before sunset, we spotted the telltale signs of impending road work – “no parking” signs – and pulled over to check the notice: It was this SDOT flyer announcing the road is scheduled for repaving next week, between SW Andover and Douglas [map]:

Sometimes SDOT sends out media alerts about spot-paving projects like this, sometimes they don’t – this time, they didn’t, so we always appreciate tips (editor@westseattleblog.com or text 206-293-6302) if you see signs like these and/or get flyers/postcards announcing upcoming road work – which invariably affects more than just the immediate neighbors who get such notices. We’ll track this project next week in our regular traffic coverage.

10 Replies to "ROAD-WORK ALERT: Repaving next week for bumpiest Beach Drive stretch"

  • Fire Ball March 31, 2018 (9:56 pm)

    Woohoo…., About time.

  • sbre March 31, 2018 (11:49 pm)

    At 10-15 mph it’s a fun ride in a school bus, sure going to miss them! (he facetiously types)

  • Maris April 1, 2018 (8:24 pm)

    Wow. Is this the final stretch of Beach Drive that needed repavement.

    I recall the first section between SW Jacobsen and SW Canada around 1999-2000. That was followed by the short stretch south of Ma-Kwa Mooks park and then the whole slide prone area north of 48th SW, Then the two or three sections from 63rd SW to La Rustica. Almost twenty years later the whole of Beach Drive (other than the concrete panels toward the south, will have been repaved-HURRAH!!

    • Taxpayer April 2, 2018 (3:12 pm)

      Seems like they’re still missing a section between Douglas and Genesee that needs repaving.

      • Maris April 2, 2018 (7:34 pm)

        I think you are right.

  • BeachDriveBoi April 1, 2018 (10:21 pm)

    ‘Bout bloody time. I hope this doesn’t mean people will speed through here more than they do.

  • heyalki April 2, 2018 (12:32 pm)

    All our roads need repaving. All of them. Come on SDOT, get it together.

  • Treehugger April 16, 2018 (7:15 am)

    Well the 2 failed pavement sections are done and it’s 10 days past the finishing date of April 6th and no grinding and laying of 2″ of new asphalt has not occured yet. 

    • WSB April 16, 2018 (7:26 am)

      Yes, and I am still trying to get an answer from SDOT on if and when they will resume the work.

  • waikikigirl April 16, 2018 (11:16 am)

     Maybe when the monsoons end???? ;>)

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