23rd/22nd SW road-closure effects: Official city update on changes

As noted here yesterday, Metro and SDOT worked together to make some changes lessening the Pigeon Point effects of the up-to-six-weeks closure of 23rd/22nd. Today, SDOT has sent an official news release summarizing the changes – read on:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) worked with residents in the Pigeon Point neighborhood and with Metro Transit this week to find ways to reduce impacts of the construction-related closure of 23rd Avenue SW:

* Improved signage on Delridge Way SW to direct traffic to use SW Orchard Street to get to the South Seattle Community College.

* Directed construction trucks to use the Orchard Street detour route.

* Added a stop sign at SW Andover and 21st Avenue SW to enable Metro Transit to alter its detour route. (This adjustment did not result in a change of detour bus stops.)

* Removed turn restrictions at the intersection of 23rd Avenue SW and 22nd Avenue SW.

* Removed parking restrictions on 23rd Avenue SW between 22nd Avenue SW and SW Hudson Street.

* Removed many of the parking restrictions from one side of 20st Avenue SW due to the altered bus route.

* Provided parking accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

The contractor has not yet closed 23rd Avenue SW to pedestrian traffic, but as work continues this may be necessary.

The street closure of up to six weeks is required to allow a private contractor to extend the storm water and sewer mains to provide service to new homes.

5 Replies to "23rd/22nd SW road-closure effects: Official city update on changes"

  • Thadeus February 24, 2010 (1:02 pm)

    Are there any ideaS on what to do about traffic congestion with everyone trying to turn onto andover during rush hour from delrigde.

  • GoGo February 24, 2010 (2:04 pm)

    I second that request. And I think they should leave those stop signs on 21st.

  • that girl February 24, 2010 (2:45 pm)

    yes, after the work, will it be possible to work w/ SDOT to keep the stop signs, and the no parking on the section of 20th that had parking on both sides of the street?

  • Jim S February 24, 2010 (4:38 pm)

    I, for one would like a left turn arrow from Delridge southbound onto Andover, at least until the construction is over. It might be nice after as well.

  • South Seattle Student February 26, 2010 (12:04 am)

    I agree. A green arrow at that left up Andover would be great right there. As it is right now, only one car can turn per green light (if that) in the morning because of all the traffic. It leads to quite a backup, and late students.

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