ROAD-WORK ALERT: 2-week closure ahead, south of Fauntleroy ferry dock

A big road-work project near the Fauntleroy ferry dock will detour traffic – including buses – starting one week from today. The announcement just in:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that contractors will close the intersection of Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Wildwood Place, just south of the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, beginning Monday morning, February 5, through Monday, February 19.

Crews will replace concrete road panels at the intersection, and install a curb ramp on the northeast corner.

Between 7 a.m. on Monday, February 5 and 5 p.m. on Monday, February 19, travelers can expect:

The intersection of Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Wildwood Place to be closed in all directions.

Signed detours will be in place:

Motorists exiting the ferry terminal wanting to head southbound will be directed to go northbound on Fauntleroy Way, turn right on SW Morgan St, and right onto 35th Ave SW to head southbound to their destination.

King County Metro’s Rapid Ride C Line will be detoured along SW Trenton St and 45th Ave SW.

There will be No Parking on either side of SW Trenton St between Fauntleroy Way SW and 45th Ave SW.

There will be No Parking on the west side of 45th Ave SW for 100 feet in both directions of SW Director St.

Temporary parking restrictions are necessary for the detour bus route.

Check Metro’s Alerts & Updates page for additional bus route information.

Construction will occur Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday construction may be required to finish within the scheduled timeframe.

19 Replies to "ROAD-WORK ALERT: 2-week closure ahead, south of Fauntleroy ferry dock"

  • Scott A January 29, 2018 (4:16 pm)

    Seems a bit unlikely that drivers wanting to go south will actually be going all the way up to Morgan and then down 35th.  It’s a fine official detour route but very far from reality I suspect.      

  • January 29, 2018 (6:22 pm)

    Metro and WSDOT Ferries don’t have much time to prepare for a week’s worth of no bus at the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock.  Sounds like botched planning to me.

  • WSobserver January 29, 2018 (7:37 pm)

    What about the northbound C?

  • Kim P January 29, 2018 (8:09 pm)

    There is no room for buses on 45th! If the city allows this, the city then needs to reverse  all previous denials for traffic circles at each  intersection along 45th as they have always cited the road was too narrow to accommodate.  How will buses get around the traffic circle at Director and 45th?

    • Flip Washington January 30, 2018 (12:14 pm)

      That traffic circle is going to take a beating. 

  • WSResident January 29, 2018 (10:52 pm)

    Where will the bus stops at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal be relocated to? Metro has zero information on their website– their “Alerts & Updates page” does not mention this reroute for the C-Line at all:

    • WSB January 29, 2018 (11:08 pm)

      That page unfortunately lags sometimes – I will ask Metro tomorrow and we’ll publish a followup.

  • Yoli C. January 30, 2018 (7:34 am)

    Any idea how residents who live on this intersection will be directed in and out?

  • Mardi Clements January 30, 2018 (12:55 pm)

    What about trash/recycle/compost collection? No room for trucks to do a u turn. 

  • WSB January 30, 2018 (6:26 pm)

    For anybody checking back on this – Metro told me today that the reroutes are not yet finalized and that’s why they’re not posted. Hoping for info tomorrow. – TR

  • PW January 30, 2018 (7:05 pm)

    I live on Director St and it is impossible for those buses to travel around the traffic circle on 45th.

    The crosswalk is not painted so the pedestrians and extra traffic will be impactful to those residents on the corner 45/Director St.

    I also maintain the  and clean the traffic circle and would be so disappointed to see the destruction caused by oversized vehicles. 

    Hopefully Metro will rethink a route an look at other option.  So grateful to see some clean up so that is good news on the stairs.

  • BracePoint January 30, 2018 (9:08 pm)

    I support accessibility and adding ramps to improve that, but  is there really a need to replace the concrete panels?  I drive this area every day and the road surface seems fine.  It also seems like two weeks is a long time to perform this amount of work?  

  • RayK January 31, 2018 (9:29 am)

    Will C-Line serve the Ferry bus stop either SB or NB? Reversing the bus travel there will be nearly impossible.    

  • miws January 31, 2018 (11:54 am)

    Thanks, WSB. I hadn’t expected my link to run across the page like that, and in trying (unsuccessfully) to “Tiny URL” it within my edit window, forgot to double-check that the link went to the correct page like I usually do. 


  • BrianD January 31, 2018 (12:22 pm)

    It will be a BIG mistake to send articulated buses through the 45/Director traffic circle.  #1, there is not enough “wiggle room” for coaches that size to avoid damaging either the curbs or the traffic circle itself, especially with the frequency of the C line for a period of 2 weeks.  #2, there are two small trees on the SW and SE corners that will take the brunt of those coaches.  The city and Metro need to come up with a plan to allow Metro only through Fauntleroy/Wildwood. Plus, there will need to be Tow Trucks on duty 24/7 to keep those streets clear of illegally parked cars that would block passage around the circle.

  • WSB January 31, 2018 (4:30 pm)

    UPDATE on Metro reroute – even though it’s posted on their site, they tell us it might yet change, until they get to the point where they send an official alert. So everyone keep standing by … TR

    UPDATE 2: And minutes later … Metro sent the official alert.

  • aed February 3, 2018 (4:48 pm)

    There is a bitumen build up now around the traffic circle at Director and 45th – looks like an attempt to mitigate damage to the circle as the buses reroute around it down 45th.   The street notifications are dated for no parking (24hr prohibition) from 2/5/18 – 3/5/18.  Hopefully this will not take an entire month.   Southbound buses trying to make the left turn off Fauntleroy onto Trenton are going to create quite the logjam in conjunction with off-loading ferry traffic alongside high ferry wait lines.   Living on Henderson, smack in the middle – can’t wait for the fun to begin!

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