Alki pump-station expansion: Road restoration’s final phase

Attention has turned to the two future pump-station-overflow projects in south West Seattle over the past few weeks (Fauntleroy/Barton coverage here, Murray/Lowman coverage here), but it should be noted that work at the 53rd Avenue Pump Station expansion on Alki is still not all done – specifically, the street-restoration work. Martha Tuttle from King County Wastewater Treatment Division sent this update today:

King County continues to make progress on the 53rd Avenue Pump Station restoration activities. Crews recently completed sidewalks and curbs on the south side of Alki Avenue SW from 53rd Avenue SW to just beyond 54th Place SW.

Weather permitting, final paving of the roadway through this area will be completed over the next couple of weeks. In order to schedule this work, three days of clear weather must be forecasted. Neighbors and visitors should anticipate continued traffic revisions to complete paving. At times, traffic on Alki Avenue SW may be reduced to one lane. Traffic control and flaggers will be on site to help vehicles through the construction zone. King County thanks pump station neighbors and frequent users of the area for their continued patience.

It’s been 2 years and 2 months since the project began.

4 Replies to "Alki pump-station expansion: Road restoration's final phase"

  • Michael April 2, 2010 (9:53 pm)

    I sure hope they’re planning to fix the nasty hatches and access lids they’ve got sticking up from the sidewalk.
    It looks like this was done with no regard for the fact that the sidewalk is used by children, bikes, joggers, strollers and rollerblades.
    Has WSB asked whether the County is going to hold the contractor’s feet to the fire to fix the items on the sidewalk so people aren’t injured?

    • WSB April 2, 2010 (9:58 pm)

      The bench was moved, and that’s what a lot of folks had been asked about – didn’t know there were remaining issues, will go over in calmer light conditions to photograph before asking – TR

  • Michael April 3, 2010 (4:56 pm)

    I’m still convinced that they’ll finish the Costco offramp BEFORE they finish this….it’s neck and neck…

  • Mark April 3, 2010 (6:55 pm)

    Surely they can find a way to stretch this out another year? It just won’t be the same…

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