Road closure date set for busy WS east-west connector

There’s now a date set for a road closure that will mean months of detouring for people who use Sylvan Way/SW Morgan to get between 35th and Delridge: The closure starts June 18 and is expected to last through mid-September. It’s happening for underground utility work related to all the housing construction in the area; an open house is planned one week ahead of time to help make sure everyone has the info they need to get through the shutdown. This city press release has more info on the exact shutdown zone as well as detour plans.

7 Replies to "Road closure date set for busy WS east-west connector"

  • old timer May 25, 2007 (8:22 am)

    It looks as if this will be happeining while parts of I-5 are closed for repaving during August.

    Could make for some really interesting driving to work or hospitals,

  • DW May 25, 2007 (8:58 am)

    Please tell me that they’re repaving that road while they’re at it?!?!?!

  • Lynda May 25, 2007 (11:09 pm)

    They do need to repave it! The section leading down towards Delridge is scary especially the two deep grooves in the roadway. Also, I’ve had close calls with speeding idiots in front of the development across from the cemetary.

  • TTop May 27, 2007 (8:51 am)

    That really is the worst section of road in West Seattle, in my opinion. I always assumed they were waiting for the development to be finished before they repaved, but this press release doesn’t specifically say they are paving. Someone should call the Q&A line in the press release (when not on a holiday weekend) and find out if that will be part of this work.

  • JChul May 27, 2007 (9:49 pm)

    Sort of off topic, but would appreciate any advice. How safe is that area around there? I saw the sign for those townhouses (I know, people don’t seem to like the cookie cutter style) on Sylvan Way, but they are about the only ones within my price range.

  • WSB May 27, 2007 (10:09 pm)

    People who live in that area can tell you more but we can tell you anecdotally, a lot better than it used to be. The entire sweeping High Point project replaced low-income housing that had chronic trouble.

  • WendyHJ May 29, 2007 (4:44 pm)

    Every neighborhood has its issues, whether established or new. I’ve been seeing ads on craigslist for 2 bedroom “luxury townhomes” at Sylvan Ridge available for rent come August 1. I asked the agent about it and she said 10-20% of the community of 80 units will be tenant occupied. They can’t go any higher than that probably due to their financing limitations. I thought there were going to be more homes there.

    I personally am buying into The High Point. That development has a lot going for it, and I’m not hesitating to throw my support behind it. Altho it looks like now I will have to send my moving truck down Delridge and then up Brandon to get to my new place when we move there in August.

    I don’t know your price range, but I would be happy to show you around up there and see if we could find something that works for you.

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