Yet MORE road work in the works: Beach Drive, for 3 weeks

Maybe it’s the rush before the winter weather hits. Another one just in from SDOT:

SDOT will rebuild the west side of the roadway and repair the sidewalk from 6543 to 6551 Beach Drive Southwest starting Monday, October 12. The road will be reduced to one lane for three weeks with a flagger to guide traffic during the day.

9 Replies to "Yet MORE road work in the works: Beach Drive, for 3 weeks"

  • rw October 8, 2009 (4:45 pm)

    Most of Beach Drive could benefit from repairs. Three weeks for 6543 to 6551 alone????

  • Dia October 8, 2009 (6:30 pm)

    How does the city determine which paving projects get priority?

    It seems like the more affluent parts of our fair penninsula get preferential treatment some times. The stretch of California between Edmonds and Grahm has been in need of work for at least the last 5 years.

  • bdb October 8, 2009 (7:42 pm)

    Mayor Pickles

  • Jill October 8, 2009 (10:25 pm)

    Dia, I can’t answer your question, but that stretch of Beach Dr has been bad for at least 10 yrs (before that I lived on the N end and can’t vouch for anything WS). And for the record, I live much closer to the area you pointed out. As could be commented on pretty much any blog post in the universe, do some digging before you blast out inflammatory statements.

  • swimcat October 9, 2009 (8:55 am)

    I went running along that stretch a few weeks ago and it is totally in need of repair. It’s not very safe for pedestrians as the sidewalk sort of just disappears. I would have had a very hard time if I had to navigate a stroller or wheelchair through that section.

    I do agree that California Ave needs some attention though, from the south end of the Junction to Fauntleroy.

  • WSB October 9, 2009 (9:01 am)

    As noted in one of our recent road-work stories, that section of Cali is definitely identified as in need of work but not currently “on the schedule” which means it won’t be 2010, at this point … TR

  • Rhonda Porter October 11, 2009 (9:43 pm)

    I kind of wish they’d leave Beach Drive in the bumpy mess it’s been to slow down the speeders. :)

  • LAP October 12, 2009 (10:55 am)

    I can tell you from experience that it took more than a month for our new sidewalks to be created and completed last year. It was a mess and a pain, but the payoff was a safer place to walk (other than right down the middle of a fairly dark street). I know our properties all look 100% better – and it looks like I live IN the city now instead of on a dumpy street. Another big payoff is the fact that the street is narrowed enough that only one car can pass at a time – and drivers have been forced to slow down and be more courteous. I understand your concerns, but I am sure you’ll be pleased with having an improved surface for driving, walking, biking, stroller-ing with little ones, etc. On-going maintenance is the key to eliminating HUGE costs and HUGE projects to keep our infrastructure safe and reliable.

  • Kate Dee October 13, 2009 (10:11 am)

    That section of Beach DR has no sidewalk at all; it has crumbled down the west slope at the side of the road. Pedestrian traffic is directed into the street, where all there is between my small children and the speeding cars are some yellow-painted bumps in the road. This has been unsafe for a decade at least, and I for one am grateful it is being repaired, finally. There are runners, cyclists, families with kids, and lots of dog-walkers using this strip, and it is not just benefitting the local residents (who, by the way, pay their taxes too).

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