ROAD-WORK ALERT: SW Admiral Way project starts Wednesday


SDOT had said that the SW Admiral Way Safety Project would start work this week; this afternoon, they sent word that it’ll begin on Wednesday:

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers that work on the SW Admiral Way Safety Project in West Seattle will start on Wednesday, September 28, and last for about one week, depending on weather.

Starting at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, travelers can expect:

• 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 Wednesday; new striping will be installed Thursday and Friday

• 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

Over the past year and a half, SDOT has worked with the community on a new street design for SW Admiral Way between California Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW. The project will create a comfortable and predictable bike connection between Alki and the business district at California Ave SW. The new design will reduce speeding and collisions, and accommodate on-street parking. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

13 Replies to "ROAD-WORK ALERT: SW Admiral Way project starts Wednesday"

  • JayDee September 26, 2016 (5:29 pm)

    The signs say 10/29 through 10/14…

  • Chris September 26, 2016 (6:07 pm)

    Still in complete and total disagreement with this.   It seems “the people” are not being listened to and their concerns.   Believing will work out better than we think & no bad accidents.   

  • Alki Resident September 26, 2016 (9:21 pm)

    The people didnt want this so the people got it. Such a joke, what a shame.

  • JayDee September 26, 2016 (9:24 pm)

    The only thing they did to work with the community is put a left turn pocket @ 57th which would have led to chaos otherwise.  They listened to us, they led the walks and the talks, but in the end they did what they wanted to do rather than leave well enough alone. I could go on, but why?–it’s done.

  • Byebye September 26, 2016 (10:23 pm)

    “They don’t care, they don’t have to.”

  • JN September 27, 2016 (9:10 pm)

    Awesome! Hopefully as a result of this, today will have been the last day riding on this stretch where drivers have illegally overtaken me (passing within 2 feet).

  • Themightyrabbit September 28, 2016 (12:40 am)

    Great to hear this stretch being finally taken care of.   They listened very well to our concerns as users of this road at the meetings.   So dangerous the speeds of cars many times.  A welcome change.

  • MSW September 28, 2016 (8:17 am)

    More waste of tax money and messing up another arterial. So where’s the bike riders on the up hill portion of Admiral Way near the lookout? How much did we spend on that useless “Improvement”.

    • Kathy September 28, 2016 (3:02 pm)

      Your comment makes no sense, about the top of Admiral Way, if you are talking about Belvedere Park . That stretch of Admiral Way is still very unsafe for people biking  unless you try to ride on the narrow sidewalk with pedestrians and garbage cans. In the street, speeding westbound cars are trying to pass each other on a hilly curve with limited visibility of people biking, with nothing but some painted sharrows to warn them to share the road.


  • SickofSDOTcorruption September 28, 2016 (9:50 am)

    Another ridiculous SDOT money waste.  Why is everything transportation related in the city about destroying costly road assets for “bike lanes” for a Peak Oil Armageddon that hasn’t arrived? Why were they were blocking a lane on 35th Ave SW this morning with an convoy of SDOT trucks parked on the driveway down to the golf course.  

    • WSB September 28, 2016 (10:01 am)

      Don’t know about 35th but we’ll check on that as we finally will be reporting later today on the 35th update from last week’s WS Transportation Coalition meeting. Not likely related as nothing happening any time soon is in the north zone, but there are a lot of semi-small public-works projects happening all around the area (we just noticed while out on errands) in the rush to get things done before fall/winter rainy weather arrives.

  • SickofSDOTcorruption September 28, 2016 (6:02 pm)

    Both 35th Ave northbound lanes are now torn up before you get to the golf course.  There are large rubble piles.  I guess it could be a semi-small public works project – definitely hard to tell what they are doing – replacing that section of asphalt?  There are no identifiers up and nobody left working at this hour. They have cones set up to move traffic travelling northbound along one of the southbound lanes.  So, it’s down to 2 lanes in total.  And of course, traffic took 20 minutes to clear from the bridge through there this afternoon.  

    • WSB September 28, 2016 (6:04 pm)

      Don’t know what this is, it was unannounced. If anyone has seen the markings on the trucks, that would be telltale – could be emergency repairs. I won’t be able to sleuth until tomorrow.

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