You’ll recall that, when announcing recent concrete-panel-replacement work on SW Charlestown west of California and SW Genesee east of Avalon, SDOT mentioned it would be followed up by work to improve traction on those steep hills. The department has just announced a work schedule for those two stretches and one other in West Seattle that had recent panel replacement (as well as others around town):
The Seattle Department of Transportation will grind the concrete street surface to improve traction for safety at multiple locations around the city from May 15 through May 29. Work will take place during weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the exception of some weekend work, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dates for each location are subject to change depending on work progress or other factors. Flaggers will be on site at road closures to provide local access and guidance. The locations were selected based on traction vulnerability due to heavy rain, snow or ice.
Olson Place SW between SW Cambridge Street and First Avenue South (one lane of traffic open in both directions)
Work zone is in the northbound lanes of Olson Place SW between Fourth Avenue SW and Second Avenue SW.
SW Genesee Street between SW Avalon Way and Delridge Way SW (local access only)
Work zone is SW Genesee Street between SW Avalon Way and 30th Avenue SW.
Eastbound traffic detoured via SW Avalon Way, SW Yancy Street, 28th Avenue SW, SW Andover Street, and Delridge Way SW.
Westbound traffic detoured via Delridge Way SW, SW Andover Street, 28th Avenue SW, SW Yancy Street, and SW Avalon Way.
SW Charlestown Street between 49th Avenue SW and California Avenue SW (local access only)
Work zone is SW Charlestown Street between 47th Avenue SW and 45th Avenue SW.
Eastbound traffic detoured via 49th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way, and California Avenue SW.
Westbound traffic detoured via California Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way, and 49th Avenue SW.
SDOT’s full news release also includes the three non-West Seattle stretches where this work is scheduled.