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.