FOLLOWUP: SDOT pushes back Admiral Way Safety Project work to next week


Just in from SDOT – the Admiral Way Safety Project work that was supposed to be happening now has been delayed until next week. SDOT’s Dawn Schellenberg just sent word that the construction schedule is now 7 am-5 pm Wednesday, October 5th, and Thursday, October 6th “depending on weather.” The “no-parking” signs in the area are to be updated. On construction dates, the plan remains:

· No parking on both sides of SW Admiral Way between California Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW to keep a travel lane in each direction open

· Existing striping will be removed and new striping will be installed

· Temporary lane closures and lane shifts around the work area; flaggers will be present to direct traffic

· Sidewalks will remain open during work; people biking on the sidewalk must yield to people walking at all times

· People biking should use alternate routes during construction

· Construction equipment, trucks, noise and activity will be in the area for about one week

· Emergency response vehicles will have continual access

The project has been in the works for a year and a half. The final design was announced by e-mail in July.

10 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: SDOT pushes back Admiral Way Safety Project work to next week"

  • Steve September 29, 2016 (12:34 pm)

    Been driving Admiral a lot since they painted the temporary, intended new course for the future lanes.  You can already see that there’ll be lots of weaving back and forth.  It’s going to be ridiculous…people will just give up and skirt the lines. 

  • Mark September 29, 2016 (6:32 pm)

    Yup removing the existing two way left turn lane will improve safety, NOT.  TWLTL’s are a safety element and removing one makes no sense.  As a bike rider the TWLTL allows motorists to give space to a bike rider.  SDoT has lost its technical direction.  Without the TWLTL a motorist caught off guard by a LT motorists could swerve right where a bike rider could be, not good

  • Mike September 29, 2016 (6:54 pm)

    People are already cutting through the neighborhood side streets pissed off

  • Justin September 29, 2016 (7:48 pm)

    Brought to you by “Two wheels good, four wheels bad”  Mayor Murray and Corrupt Kubly. Reprehensible. 

    • WSEA September 30, 2016 (11:22 am)

      First, the changes are for pedestrian and bike safety.  Second, not all bikers wanted the changes so dont start with the cars vs bikers non-sense. Third, I dont think this change impacts your driving at all.  If you really want to speed up your commute, try to reduce the number or condos and apartments being built.  They are impacting the travel times more than a bike lane taking over some parking spaces.   

      NOTE: I was not for the change simply due to not enough return on investment.   

      • neighbor September 30, 2016 (1:27 pm)

        Justin called out Kubly and Murray, not bikers. He didn’t “start with the cars vs bikers non-sense” as you put it. He also didn’t say anything about speeding up his commute. Many of us who live in the area are concerned that this project feels like “a road diet because we like road diets”, not a well thought out attempt to solve a specific problem. We’re also worried that losing the turn lane could actually create problems we don’t currently have.

  • Dave September 30, 2016 (12:24 am)

    Wow, as an Admiral Way resident I don’t understand the placement of the Radar Feedback Sign.  Just like the resident on Beach Drive who documented the racing there, I can attest there is more racing uphill starting about 58th or 59th up to Lander St!!  Although,  I don’t believe racers pay much attention to those devices anyway.


  • MSM October 5, 2016 (7:28 pm)

    How much of a kickback did the director of SDOT get paid? More rear end collisions, and more traffic jambs from the Admiral Way exit to 63rd

  • Mark October 5, 2016 (8:09 pm)

    SDoT claims to be data driven.  I say BS.  When provided technical data that does not fit their agenda they ignore it.  This careless disregard for technical data is eroding safety of all system users.  

    If Kubly was PE he could be taken in front of the board ofregistration on ethics and failure to follow technical data.  The City needs to require the SDoT Diector be a licensed engineer to force ethics and technical credibility

    • William October 14, 2016 (5:20 pm)

      I think the council prefers Kubley not be a PE.  If he was, his license would be on the line for approving such dangerous road changes.  As a cyclist, Admiral is a mess now only partially paint striped.  The paint that did go down on the road looks awkward and amateur hour.  Motorist are now even more aggressive as they buzz close to cyclists trudging up the hill – clearly angry at the changes.  My biggest fear is drivers swerving into bike lanes when cars stop in the only through lane to turn left.  I record every ride with video, so at least my family can get some kind of settlement when I am planted 6 feet under.

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