West Seattle road work: Detour for Spokane St. paving

New details this afternoon about the paving work planned this weekend on SW Spokane St. under the West Seattle Bridge – previewed in our daily traffic update back on Monday. From SDOT:

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will pave lower Southwest Spokane Street from Chelan Avenue Southwest to 26th Avenue Southwest this weekend. They will work on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Traffic on Southwest Spokane Street will be detoured between Chelan Avenue Southwest and Southwest Avalon Way using Southwest Genesee Street. Police Officers will be located at each end of the detour to assist traffic. The adjacent trail will not be affected.

For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, www.kingcounty.gov/metro or call (206) 553-3000.

This weekend’s other major road work is a state project, closing the ramp from the West Seattle Bridge to southbound I-5, around the clock from late Friday night until early Monday morning.

9 Replies to "West Seattle road work: Detour for Spokane St. paving"

  • Colleen May 2, 2013 (3:46 pm)

    Thank you for this one – half the time they say Spokane Street for the freeway so this is helpful!

    • WSB May 2, 2013 (4:02 pm)

      We looked it up a few days ago after being confused by the sign on the Admiral Way downhill to the bridge, which had just been flashing “Spokane St. closed” without elaboration, and we too wondered – Spokane St. VIADUCT? Or, if not, which part of Spokane St?

  • JanS May 2, 2013 (11:10 pm)

    and it’s about time. I take that route in my car at least 3 times a week, going to and from dialysis, and it’s amazing that it’s so bad…pothole after pothole..one has to drive very cautiously, or your car might come apart hitting some of them.

  • DWS May 3, 2013 (9:07 pm)

    Thank you sdot!!!

  • cleows May 4, 2013 (4:45 pm)

    does this mean that this road is open in the am before 7am? I need to get to the airport tomorrow, anybody know?

    • WSB May 4, 2013 (5:08 pm)

      As we wrote, the city says the paving is under way 7 am-7 pm. That would mean it’s supposed to be open the rest of those hours. I’m having a hard time envisioning what route to the airport would require this stretch, though – this is just the road under the bridge, not the bridge itself.

  • cleows May 4, 2013 (5:35 pm)

    ramp from the bridge to I5 south also closed, if you go under the bridge normally you can connect to west marginal way, then to 509, then 518 to the airport.

    • WSB May 4, 2013 (5:50 pm)

      SHOULD be OK but if you don’t want to risk it … We are in Upper Fauntleroy and usually go to the airport by getting to Roxbury from 35th, taking Roxbury down to 509, and then to 518 etc.

  • cleows May 4, 2013 (7:10 pm)


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