West Seattle road work updates: Fauntleroy done, 16th almost

That’s the stretch of 16th SW that’s been completely rebuilt north of South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) – just one crew left at its north end this morning, when we checked it out because of this “rave!” in the WSB Forums – no more detours. Meantime, the city has officially declared the Fauntleroy Way repaving/reconstruction/rechannelization done (except for a few loose ends) – no new info beyond what we reported here last week, but the announcement is a milestone just the same.

7 Replies to "West Seattle road work updates: Fauntleroy done, 16th almost"

  • Richard September 22, 2009 (4:43 pm)

    The stretch of 16th SW that has been repaved is wonderful! Thanks, SDOT and thanks, too, to everyone who pays taxes to support their work.

    Now, the stretch of pavement just north of what they have done (from there to the curve in the road) seems much worse than it ever did before. Is it just comparing it to the new paving, or did the heavy trucks on their way to the project tear up that stretch? Will it get fixed, too, at some point?

  • Colleen September 22, 2009 (5:19 pm)

    I’ve got a question–is the stretch between the junction and morgan junction on Calif ave ever going to get done? It just is horrible, especially now that the rest of West Seattle is getting paved.

  • WSB September 22, 2009 (5:35 pm)

    We mentioned it in the article linked above, from last week. It’s “on the list” of what needs to be done but not currently scheduled. Jan Drago heads the council Transportation Committee but will be leaving after the election; the budget priorities are set by the mayor, so whomever gets elected, be sure he hears from you! – TR

  • grr September 22, 2009 (9:54 pm)

    What REALLY needs to happen is to have some MERGE RIGHT arrows painted on the South Bound, Left lane of Fauntleroy, right after it passes the old Chevy dealer. Past that light, it’s a slighly uphill grade, and you do NOT see that the lanes merge until you’re right on it. Once those barrells are gone… How can we make that painting happen!??!?!

  • Al September 23, 2009 (8:08 am)

    I asked about those barrels last week. Teresa w/SDOT emailed me back and said that the signs were to go up next week (this week?) and as soon as the signs were installed the barrels will be removed.

  • alywest63 September 23, 2009 (8:13 am)

    Why do they only blacktop half the road!
    35th is the same as Fauntleroy way….it’s stupid because the southbound lanes have a grove that pulls your car to the right. Do they have an interest in car repair companies that do front end allignments???

  • WSB September 23, 2009 (8:26 am)

    Aly, your first question is answered and explained in our article from last week, linked in this update – TR

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