Fauntleroy Expressway project update: Extra closure Thursday night

On Thursday night – what would be this week’s last night of work on the Fauntleroy Expressway seismic-cushion-re-replacement project – you might need to know about this extra early on-ramp closure just announced by SDOT:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers in West Seattle that the on-ramp from surface Spokane Street onto the eastbound direction of the Fauntleroy Expressway (adjacent to the Nucor plant) will be closed for a short time on Thursday evening, June 30, beginning at 7 p.m. in order for the contractor to replace its bearing pads. During the short closure, motorists seeking to use this on-ramp will instead be detoured to the nearby Delridge on-ramp.

It is expected that the surface street Spokane on-ramp will be reopened by 9 p.m. The mainline Expressway closure Thursday evening will NOT begin until the on-ramp has been reopened.

The Fauntleroy Expressway Bearing Pad Replacement Project began with its first weeknight closure of the Expressway in mid-May and is nearing its completion.

We have a question out to SDOT to ask just how “near” it is to being done.

10 PM NOTE: Very near, we’re told. The SDOT spokesperson to whom we spoke said they’re not ready to settle on a date for the end of the bridge closures, but it’s not far away, certainly sooner than the “end of July” date you’ve seen on the lighted signboards.

2 Replies to "Fauntleroy Expressway project update: Extra closure Thursday night"

  • bolo June 27, 2016 (9:29 pm)

    Their electric signs tell us to expect closures until near the end of July.

    • WSB June 27, 2016 (9:39 pm)

      That’s from the “underpromise/overdeliver” school – I talked to SDOT late today and the “nearing completion” is accurate, though they can’t make an estimate just yet. End of July was kind of the outside possibility but it’s likely to be much sooner. Updates to come! – TR

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