West Seattle traffic alert: Beach Drive slide-site work

From SDOT: Crews are working today in the 6000 block of Beach Drive SW, where a slide last month has left the road restricted to one lane. SDOT’s Marybeth Turner tells us, “They are clearing away slide material and will set ecology blocks along the side of the street. The goal is to reopen the street to two lanes (one lane in each direction).” We are checking on the other questions that remained unanswered regarding the slide situation – including plans for permanent stabilization. 2:57 PM UPDATE: Bryan Stevens from DPD has some information on the latter issue. He says they’re working with a property owner in the 6000 block of Atlas Place, over the slide:

The city is working with Mr. Saladino to quickly review an option that stabilizes the slope and protects the public.

At this point, we have not received a permit application from Mr. Saladino to stabilize the property. Mr. Saladino has not yet provided the city with a geotechnical report that provides sufficient information to evaluate the options and the appropriate design. Our engineers need this information for their review to assess whether the proposed options do indeed stabilize the slope and protect the public.

At this time, we are waiting for Mr. Saladino to respond to our request for additional information.

SDOT is taking advantage of the unseasonably dry weather to remove slope debris from the Beach Drive right-of-way and place a temporary ecology block catchment wall in the parking lane on Beach Drive. This work is underway and should take one to two days. Upon completion, SDOT will reopen Beach Drive to two-way traffic at this location.

5:56 PM UPDATE: SDOT now says the work will continue tomorrow (Tuesday) instead of taking a break till Wednesday.

3 Replies to "West Seattle traffic alert: Beach Drive slide-site work"

  • Cheryl February 22, 2010 (2:45 pm)

    I was wondering when SDOT was going to get around to this. It’s been a mess for quite some time, or at least, it SEEMS so.

    Just drove through there on the way home from Alki, and they were indeed on site w/ trucks, cones, traffic control, etc.

    Thanks for the update.

  • bdrivenieghbor February 23, 2010 (10:32 am)

    I wonder why more people arnt angry with the results of this home owners greed? that hill was great for so many years… then a new wave of atlas development and greed for the view… I guess it’s better to ask forgiviness than permission. well I hope his forginess really hurts for one!

  • PeterT February 23, 2010 (4:35 pm)

    Two-way traffic is now progressing past the site as of this afternoon.

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