2nd week of 25th SW project – plus, how to get money for work in your neighborhood

If you’ve been in North Delridge the past week and wondered about a section of 25th SW blocked off with heavy equipment working behind ROAD CLOSED signs – this is a Neighborhood Street Fund project, which means that community members applied for city funding – and got the grant. SDOT has a webpage about the project, which is along 25th between Brandon and Findlay, with this basic description of what’s happening:

New sidewalks, curbs, rain gardens, street trees in planting strip area.

These changes will: improve the pedestrian environment by providing a landscaped buffer from traffic; improve drainage, and traffic-calm the street. The new street width on 25th Ave SW will be 25’ wide with parallel on-street parking on both sides of the street. The narrowed street width will have a traffic-calming benefit for the neighborhood and further enhance pedestrian safety.

The process of getting a grant and getting the project built takes a while – it’s been two years since we reported the city decided this would get funding. But if there is something in your neighborhood – in city right-of-way (street, alley, planting strips) – that you think might qualify, the next round of applications is due December 17th, and this recent SDOT writeup explains how to go after a share of the money.

3 Replies to "2nd week of 25th SW project - plus, how to get money for work in your neighborhood"

  • MrsL October 1, 2012 (3:17 pm)

    Is this the case also on 26th Ave SW between Brandon and Hudson? Noticed there were a street closure there last week and this morning.

  • kathleen dellplain October 1, 2012 (6:15 pm)

    In our neighborhood, traffic calming means vengence against upstream neighbors.

  • jay October 1, 2012 (7:35 pm)

    I believe the work on 26th involves some repairs to the sewer system.

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