FOLLOWUP: Roxbury sidewalk-and-more project starting soon, King County says

(WSB photo from March 2016, looking east from west of 30th SW)

Back in February, we brought you first word of King County’s plan to build a sidewalk and replace road panels along the south side of SW Roxbury between 28th and 30th SW (right side of our file photo above). Today, the county is saying the work will start in “late May,” and will go like this:

·Work scheduled from late May-July, if weather cooperates

·Area is SW Roxbury Street between 28th Avenue SW and 30th Avenue SW

·One lane of road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day

·Flaggers will direct two-way vehicle traffic

·Pedestrians will be detoured

·Roxhill Elementary bus loading areas will be moved to west edge of the school property

·Businesses along this section of SW Roxbury Street will remain open and access provided at all times. Access points will be provided for the gas station, the auto parts store/latte stand and auto repair shop.

Our February report has more details on that; the county also has sent out this mailer:

9 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Roxbury sidewalk-and-more project starting soon, King County says"

  • Madenning May 15, 2017 (9:07 pm)

    Total waste of money and time.  Fix the roads in West Seattle instead!! 

    • WSB May 15, 2017 (9:42 pm)

      This is a county project, not city.

    • Paul May 16, 2017 (10:43 am)

      No, this is a very good use of public dollars. I walk that stretch of road all the time; it is terrifying to be pedestrian. This is a much needed improvement that will benefit everyone. Yes, the roads need fixing as well, but this is critical.

  • New Thinking Needed May 15, 2017 (10:09 pm)

    Wonder why this can’t wait until the school year is over to minimize impact on the school and commuters….?

  • Chris Stripinis May 16, 2017 (5:50 am)

    I’m surprised at the complaints about this.  That stretch of “sidewalk” is very creepy for pedestrians to use.  Complaints about adding a proper curb to separate pedestrians from traffic?  Seriously?

    • AmandaK(H) May 16, 2017 (2:41 pm)

      It seems the complaint is where this is being done.  Apparently, the dividing line of Roxbury is a wall and only people on the unincorporated side use this stretch, so don’t invest any of our money there!  Do I have that right Madenning?

      On a not sarcastic front – thank you to all of our neighbors who have been on SDOT and King County about this area for years now!  Persistence pays off. Kudos!

  • Steve May 16, 2017 (7:40 am)

    I agree with Chris. This is a very unsafe stretch of sidewalk where you’re either right next to cars driving on Roxbury or in a parking lot next to cars driving or in driveways next to cars driving. Lots of cars driving.  No safe sidewalk. I’m thrilled it’s happening.  It’s long overdue. Seriously.

  • JRR May 16, 2017 (8:08 am)

    This is so good for our neighbors who only use feet and the bus to get around. Yay!

  • SpaceDust May 16, 2017 (8:14 am)

     I have a sidewalk in front of my house and seems everyone walks in the street.  Go figure.

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