Also about to start work: Walkway improvements in Westwood

As promised, we have an update on the other Neighborhood Street Fund community-initiated project that’s about to start work in West Seattle, the Chief Sealth International High School Walkway Improvements. The pathways south of the school between SW Cloverdale and SW Trenton, north of Westwood Village, will be improved. From the new “construction notice,” which you can see in full here:

As soon as Monday, June 11, we’ll start construction on improvements for people walking along 26th Ave SW and 25th Ave SW between SW Cloverdale and SW Trenton streets. Work will last approximately 6 weeks. During this work, crews will:

■ Install two 10-foot-wide walkways on 26th Ave SW and 25th Ave SW that
■ will connect SW Trenton St and the cul-de-sacs to the north
■ Install lighting along the two paths
■ Replace vegetation along the two paths, where appropriate
■ Add a concrete curb bulb extension and ADA curb ramps at 26th Ave SW

The 26th Ave SW walkway will be constructed with asphalt. The 25th Ave SW walkway will be constructed with compacted gravel. SDOT crews will install asphalt on the 25th Ave SW walkway at a later date.

The 25th SW part of the project is also the one that SDOT was at one point last year going to drop entirely, relying on a potential future development to deal with it. To date, no development proposal has emerged. Meantime, as noted yesterday in our report on the other NSF project that’s about to get going, the contractor is C.A. Carey.

6 Replies to "Also about to start work: Walkway improvements in Westwood"

  • Whycause June 7, 2018 (3:49 pm)

    Does anyone know when they are going to come back and complete the work by Sanislo Elementary?

    • WSB June 7, 2018 (5:12 pm)

      We haven’t traveled the entire project zone lately (just went through 18th/Myrtle yesterday) – what part remains unfinished?

      • Whycause June 7, 2018 (5:58 pm)

        The intersection at 18th/Myrtle does not seemed finished. The pavement in the intersection is lower than the pavement of the surrounding streets and construction barrels and barricades are left along the sidewalks and traffic circle. 

  • John Smith June 7, 2018 (6:14 pm)

    SDOT tore out the new concrete sidewalk and handicap ramp they recently constructed at the SE corner of 16SW & SW Trenton.  They just poured it again today, I think.  There was a concrete sidewalk there to begin with, but I don’t remember if there was a handicap ramp.

    • Canton June 7, 2018 (7:43 pm)

      They had a new ramp there after the greenway project. Not sure why they tore it up again. They also replaced the original speed bumps, cause the initial ones weren’t sealed properly at the base, and started crumbling immediately.

  • B June 12, 2018 (8:56 pm)

    Any idea where the new West Seattle Ymca preschool will be? 

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