We reported here last month that the mayor’s budget for next year included money to repave Fauntleroy Way between Alaska and California. Now there’s word – announced at last night’s Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting and confirmed with a city Transportation Department announcement that’s just been released – that re-alignment might be part of the deal:
SEATTLE—SDOT is considering re-striping Fauntleroy Way Southwest from Southwest Alaska Street to California Avenue Southwest to improve safety, pedestrian access and bicycle usage. When the street is paved, SDOT would reconfigure the motor vehicle travel lanes to provide one lane in each direction with a center turn lane. Also, the pedestrian crossings on Fauntleroy would be improved and bicycle lanes with shared lane pavement markings would be provided. SDOT does not anticipate
To provide more information on the proposed changes, SDOT will hold an open house on Monday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will be at the High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Avenue SW.
Right now, as you know if you drive it regularly, most of that stretch has 2 lanes in each direction, no turn lane. In recent months, SDOT has been busy with other jobs in the same area – several curb cuts are under construction right now (the photo above shows signage for one project); a radar speed sign is in place; and a new signal’s been installed.