Work on the multimillion-dollar project to repave and reconfigure a long stretch of Fauntleroy Way is scheduled to start next week, and area residents have just gotten a new flyer with the latest specifics on what it’ll be like for area driving – thanks to Sue for sending the flyer so we could share it with anyone and everyone who drives the stretch slated for repaving over the next few months (south from SW Alaska, to SW Holly in Morgan Junction). See the flyer here. ADDED 1:29 PM: Sue wondered how bus service would be affected and followed up with
Metro SDOT – here’s the reply she received:
There will not be any changes to transit operations that we are aware of. At certain times and locations, temporary bus zone relocations may occur. If temporary bus zones relocations are necessary, Metro Transit will put out advance notice.
ADDED 4:30 PM: The city has now issued its official news release announcing that work will start Tuesday – read on:
A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to begin the paving project on Fauntleroy Way Southwest in West Seattle on Tuesday, May 26. Crews will rebuild large portions of the roadway from SW Alaska Street to SW Holly Street, including: new curb ramps to improve accessibility, drainage improvements, new bike lanes, sharrows, and additional marked crosswalks.
This project was originally set to end at California Avenue SW, but due to a very competitive bidding climate, SDOT was able to extend the improvements through to SW Holly. SDOT’s contractor expects to complete the project by fall.
For the first phase, the crews plan to start at SW Alaska Street and Fauntleroy Way SW and work their way south to California Avenue SW on the western side (southbound lanes). At least one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open. On-street parking will be restricted.
The newly repaved street will be reconfigured (“rechannelized”) on the segment of Fauntleroy Way SW from California Avenue SW to SW Edmunds Street. Once complete, Fauntleroy Way SW will have one travel lane in each direction with a two-way left turn lane, a bicycle lane northbound and shared lane markings (sharrows) southbound. The street will retain on-street parking, though a minimal number of spaces may be impacted to accommodate Metro Transit bus zones. This configuration will improve safety, pedestrian access, and bicycle usage.
For construction updates or for more information about the paving project, please visit SDOT’s website:
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