Even more details about Alki Point sidewalk construction

We reported late yesterday that the project is set to start next Monday. Now, the city’s sent more details, including how long it will last – and as SDOT’s Sam Woods speculated last week, the Beach Drive end will indeed be the starting point for work crews — read on:

From SDOT:

The Seattle Department of Transportation’s contractor plans to begin
construction of Alki Avenue SW sidewalk improvements on Monday, March

The project will fill in gaps in the sidewalks along the water side of
Alki Avenue SW, just west of Alki Beach to Beach Drive SW, providing a
safe, accessible pedestrian walkway while minimizing impacts to parking
and adjacent properties. In addition, improvements will be made to the
intersection of Alki Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW to more clearly define the
desired direction of arterial traffic.

The construction is expected to take eight to ten weeks, depending on
the weather, and will be done in three phases. The first phase will be
from Beach Drive SW to 3101 Alki Ave SW. The second phase will be from
3089 Alki Ave SW to the project limits just west of Alki Beach. The
third phase will be improvements to the intersection at Alki Ave SW and
63rd Ave SW.

Parking will be restricted in the area under construction. Access to
driveways will be maintained. Affected handicapped spaces will be
temporarily relocated as needed during construction. On-street parking
will be available overnight when safety considerations allow. Parking is
also available at the parking lot in front of the lighthouse.

Work hours will typically be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4 Replies to "Even more details about Alki Point sidewalk construction"

  • Living in West Seattle since 1985 March 12, 2009 (1:13 pm)

    Wow! 8 to 10 weeks! That puts it some time at the end of May or early June, right? At least it will be done by the start of the summer! Good to know! Thank You West Seattle Blog!

  • Encroaching Nulu March 12, 2009 (1:51 pm)

    “There were a few questions asked about “encroachment” during Friday’s tour and Sam Woods — who works with one very specific area of SDOT and therefore doesn’t have jurisdiction in this anyway — had to very diplomatically repeat, that’s not in the scope of this project. Stand by for followups!!!! – TR

    Comment by WSB — February 18, 09 10:05 am”

    Still standing by.

  • WSB March 12, 2009 (2:00 pm)

    I did the interview. I have not had time to write it — working 20 hours a day and there are still non-urgent followups like this left in the notebook. Typing as fast I can. Will let you know when it’s up, Encroaching.

  • gary ogden March 13, 2009 (2:35 pm)

    Regarding encroachment. The only encroachment has been encroachment onto the Public Street Right of Way. The City of Seattle went way too far out of thier way to accomodate the property owners who reside on the water side of the street. Only one of the property owners is paying taxes for the use of the public land. All of the other vociferous property owners do not own the public land that is located in front of thier residences. They are using Public land for thier private use for landscaping, lawns and off street parking. It is strange that the City is selectively taxing some but not all property owners who use Public property for personal use.
    This happens in many places throughout Seattle.
    That is unfair to the one property owner who pays while the others don’t pay. This issue needs to be resolved. Especially when the City needs all of the taxes it should be collecting in this hard economic time.

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