West Seattle traffic alert: Paving ahead for Admiral Way hill

Just in from SDOT:

Next week, weather permitting, from Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4, a Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) paving crew will be working on SW Admiral Way between SW City View Street and SW Hanford Street. The crew will be grinding down the street surface, making repairs to the base and then paving SW Admiral Way in the northwest direction – uphill – from the eastside curb to the center line. During the work, which will take place between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day, traffic will be in will be reduced to one lane in each direction until 2:30 p.m., then opened up to two lanes northwest bound (uphill) and one lane southeast bound (downhill).

A lane will be provided for bicyclists. Parking will not be allowed in the work zone. Crosswalks and sidewalks will remain open. The project is part of SDOT’s 2012 Arterial Major Maintenance program.

Here’s a map.

14 Replies to "West Seattle traffic alert: Paving ahead for Admiral Way hill"

  • sw April 26, 2012 (3:17 pm)

    Will they be doing this one block at a time like they are on California?

  • WSB April 26, 2012 (3:23 pm)

    The California “one block at a time” has been spread out over the past few months. This is an all-at-once project, as SDOT has announced it … TR

  • smokeycretin9 April 26, 2012 (5:12 pm)

    Is sure is sweet of them to re-pave Admiral while Roxbury is crumbling and California is so bad you almost need a rally car to get to the Junction.

    Thanks alot SDOT. We know who you care about.

  • L April 26, 2012 (7:52 pm)

    Don’t forget all of Delridge! There is a conspiracy behind those road panel failures. What inspector took money to allow such poor compaction and concrete strength.

  • sw April 26, 2012 (8:24 pm)

    TR – you obviously didn’t see my tongue planted firmly in cheek…

    • WSB April 26, 2012 (8:35 pm)

      No, sorry, I am accurately accused of lacking a sense of humor much of the time. ::Backing out of comment section now:: – TR

  • hl April 27, 2012 (1:33 pm)

    Why don’t they pave California Ave in N Admiral? The potholes swallow my car daily…

  • derrick April 27, 2012 (5:07 pm)

    admiral way is not even in the top 5 worst streets in w seattle, I guess rich people need better roads than the rest of us… how about paving California ave, Delridge or Roxbury as others have mentioned? Not to mention the entire sodo area or harbor island area

  • Mr Matt April 27, 2012 (6:12 pm)

    Delridge is just… wow it’s a mess. For such a heavily traveled thoroughfare it *really* needs to get fixed up more than Admiral.

  • smokeycretin9 April 27, 2012 (8:38 pm)

    It’s ok. We don’t deserve nice things because we live south of Alaska St.

  • denbol April 28, 2012 (9:50 am)

    Everytime i see SDOT in a posting i start tp get upset. What are they doing now!!! Fix Roxbury. It is so obvious the roads that are worse than Admiral.

  • WS_engineer May 1, 2012 (8:40 am)

    I have noticed that one major artery consistently goes unrepaired. Delridge gets more traffic than many of the “bad” roads and still never really gets fixed.

    With all the new townhouses and condos over years and the new High Point developments it would seem like the road would get fixed. I hope with the new re-channelization comes repaving.

  • Mike May 2, 2012 (10:40 am)

    We live off Admiral near this project. First, please note that this stretch of Admiral is basically a freeway ramp, not a rich neighborhood. Having said that, I’ll also note that I am puzzled by this project. Truth be known, I would lie to see this stretch get some good potholes and deterioration – it would slow vehicles down!

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