Delridge repaving, phase 2: New detour starts next week

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Phase 2 of the yearlong Delridge Way SW repaving project is about to begin (as first noted here March 1st). Just in from SDOT, the detour map (above) that takes effect next week when work moves to the Thistle-to-Trenton stretch for two-plus months. Here’s the official announcement:

Starting the week of March 18, southbound Delridge Way Southwest traffic will be detoured at Southwest Thistle Street in West Seattle to facilitate roadway reconstruction and storm drain installations. This work is Phase 2 of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Delridge Way Southwest Paving Project that is rebuilding much of Delridge Way Southwest between Southwest Orchard and Southwest Roxbury streets.

Traffic will be directed:

· West on SW Thistle Street
· South on 35th Avenue SW
· East on SW Trenton Street
· South on Delridge Way SW

The detour is expected to be in place until early June 2013. Northbound traffic on Delridge Way Southwest will be maintained. Local access and access to businesses will be maintained during project work.

This is a five-phase project. At the completion of Phase 2, the construction activity will move to the Phase 3 section of Delridge Way Southwest between Southwest Thistle and Southwest Holden streets.

2 Replies to "Delridge repaving, phase 2: New detour starts next week"

  • Jim P. March 12, 2013 (1:52 pm)

    I have to wonder where they get their maps as 25th does NOT go through as shown. It dead-ends at Trenton and turns into a footpath. 26th sort of peters out north of Trenton among some houses also if I am not mistaken but the map shows it being a broad throughway.

    I also have to wonder why they don’t route stuff down 24th which does go through and would knock about a mile off the detour.

    I’ll bet a lot of people take that route anyway if they are smart.

  • Breeze March 12, 2013 (7:56 pm)

    I suspect it will matter little that the detour for southbound Delridge traffic points people up to 35th as they’ll most likely all head down 24th Avenue SW. It’s going to be a lot of traffic for a residential street with no sidewalks and a real danger for school kids and other pedestrians walking along the shoulder of the road.

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