Followup: Cleanup plan for Alki slide that’s blocked 55th for 5 days

(WSB photo from last Wednesday)
Another followup: We just checked back with SDOT about the status of the slide blocking 55th SW a few blocks inland from Alki Beach; neighbors’ tips brought us first word of that slide last Wednesday. SDOT spokesperson Marybeth Turner tells WSB today, “SDOT Street Maintenance crews plan to clean it up tomorrow (January 15), and expect to open the road by late afternoon.” Did they work out whether it was the responsibility of the city or the slope’s owner (who has it listed for sale) to pay for the cleanup? Turner replies, “The question of who pays has not been resolved at this point.”

3 Replies to "Followup: Cleanup plan for Alki slide that's blocked 55th for 5 days"

  • Lisa January 14, 2013 (12:41 pm)


    Thanks WSB for finding out!

  • Lisa January 15, 2013 (5:53 pm)

    And its all cleaned up now.

    • WSB January 15, 2013 (6:35 pm)

      Great! We drove by at mid-afternoon and the “street closed” sign was still up at Alki so it didn’t seem they had finished yet and we didn’t have time to park at a distance and walk in.

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