A WSB’er e-mailed to ask if we’d heard anything about the fate of the bus stops lost during the 2 years of 53rd Avenue Pump Station expansion on Alki. We checked with King County Department of Transportation‘s Linda Thielke, who replied:
The SDOT will reinstall the bus stops on Alki Avenue Southwest at 53rd Avenue Southwest for Metro. This work is estimated to be completed at the end of June when SDOT crews will be available to restore the stops. In the interim, temporary bus stops will be placed at Alki Avenue SW & 53rd Avenue SW by Metro as soon as possible and before the end of the month of May.
In conjunction with the permanent reinstallation of the stops at 53rd, SDOT has asked Metro to permanently close the (Alki) bus stops at 55th Avenue Southwest and (at) Bonair Drive Southwest. This is to conform with Metro & SDOT’s bus stop spacing standards of one-quarter mile between bus stops. Rider Alerts will be posted at 55th & Bonair prior to the closure.