35th SW lane closures Saturday as crane for Aura comes down; Avalon work to follow


11:59 AM: Just announced: The tower crane for the mixed-use project Aura on 35th SW just south of SW Avalon is coming down on Saturday, and that means lane closures on 35th. Also note work on Avalon to follow next week. From contractor Compass:

This Saturday (February 6th, 2016) we will be closing down the 4 lanes on 35th Ave SW adjacent our site to dismantle our tower crane (all of which has been approved by the City of Seattle). The road will be signed accordingly and a police officer will be present to direct traffic (see attached traffic control plan for reference). The plan is to roll on site at 5:00 am Saturday with a mobile crane so we can start work by 7:00 am.

Weather permitting, we’ll have the crane completely dismantled and hauled off by 9:00pm. Though we are permitted to work until 10 PM with the lane closures, we are confident (weather permitting) we will be out of there before then. However, if we run into complications, we will wrap up Sunday morning. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause to your weekend commutes.

Lastly, we will begin work an Avalon St. next week as we connect our underground utilities. This work will take almost 2 weeks, and will be performed between 8:00am and 4:00pm. The lanes will be modified as we trench across the street, however, they will be signed accordingly and hopefully will not impede the daily commuters significantly.

Aura’s crane went up 14 months ago. When it’s down, two will remain in West Seattle for now, both at The Whittaker‘s site (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW).

1:10 PM: We’ve added a photo and corrected the project’s name – it’s Aura, as previously reported here.

7 Replies to "35th SW lane closures Saturday as crane for Aura comes down; Avalon work to follow"

  • JayDee February 4, 2016 (5:58 pm)

    The traffic plan shows a near complete blockage for 35th NB, and complete for SB, and doesn’t show the detour (which ought to be an “interesting” one).  Like the plan says “Maintain 11-feet travel widths” but the same diagram shows 10-foot widths.  No sign of the detour route (perhaps there isn’t one?). 

    • WSB February 4, 2016 (6:01 pm)

      The bus route isn’t changing, according to a question Metro fielded via Twitter, and the traffic-directing-officer mention indicates they’ll just funnel traffic through the open lane.

  • JayDee February 4, 2016 (8:13 pm)

    Glad I live north of this–Where is the SB C-bus going, or anyone going SB on 35th?   W/o more information I will stay the heck away from here.

  • Northwest February 4, 2016 (8:34 pm)

    “If I had my way” 

  • John February 5, 2016 (8:29 am)

    Pity. I think the crane actually makes that monstrosity look better. 

  • Elly February 5, 2016 (9:00 am)

    What Development wants, Development gets. No matter the cost to the rest of us – quality of life, traffic and sidewalk impacts, viewsheds, congestion, character of the neighborhood be damned.

  • West Seattle since 1979 February 5, 2016 (1:54 pm)

    It’s not finished yet. Can we wait to complain about how it looks until they’re done with the facade?And it’s so frustrating to hear people complain about apartments being built. We have people moving into the city, and there isn’t enough housing for them, so housing prices go up and up. It’s getting so it’s going to be unaffordable for middle class people to live in Seattle anymore, but you guys want to stop development. 

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