West Seattle, Washington
That map shows the next closure zone on 35th SW as the Arbor Heights sidewalk project continues. The section between 104th and 106th is expected to reopen before the holiday, while the new closure between 102nd and 104th starts right after. From the newest SDOT project bulletin:
(Last) week, our crews continued detention pipe repair and testing work and began sidewalk construction on the west side of 35th Ave SW, between SW 104th St and SW 106th St. Unfortunately, our concrete provider was not able to deliver (Friday). However, the sidewalk is formed and we will complete the sidewalk concrete pours Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3. This segment of 35th Ave SW will reopen to vehicular traffic by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 3. The new sidewalks on the west side of the street will remain closed until Thursday, July 5. For pedestrian access, please use sidewalk on the east side of the street.
Our crews will (next) begin sidewalk and driveway construction on the west side of 35th Ave SW, between SW 102nd St and SW 104th St. Beginning on Thursday, July 5, 35th Ave SW will be closed to through traffic between SW 102nd St and SW 104th St for two weeks so our crews can complete this work. Access will be maintained for residents located on these two blocks.* A detour will be in place beginning next Thursday, July 5.
More project details are here.
9:45 PM: If you’re wondering about the sirens – police are heading to join the search for a robbery suspect. We don’t have the location narrowed down yet but will update when we do.
9:47 PM: Update – police now say that what happened wasn’t a robbery, it was an interrupted car prowl. One possible suspect has been detained. The search starting point is 14th/Barton.
10:22 PM: Added a photo of the scene where police had a suspect in custody. He’s been taken to the precinct.
Two reader reports tonight:
STOLEN CAR: From Stephanie: “My mom’s car [blue 2005 Honda Element, above] was stolen early this morning from South Park. License AMA4815. Has front-end damage only; there are zip ties where the front bumper goes.” If you see it, call 911.
PAINT VANDALISM: Another car has been vandalized with random squiggles of paint. Here’s part of what was done to Crystal‘s car:
She says, “My car was tagged with yellow spray paint (Friday) on 35th Ave SW near othello. I saw the same yellow paint on the food bank building, the bus stop outside of Walgreens and another car parked on 35th near Walgreens.” It also resembles what Rose reported less than a week ago.
Thanks for the tips on this. A Seattle Public Utilities repair crew is on the way to fix the break that has sent water over the top of Admiral Way hill, just south of the viewpoint. The SPU employee on the scene now tells us only one house is without water and that repairs will have to be made on the other side of Admiral – so be careful tonight if you’re driving/riding through that area.
The filming was secret – aside from a telltale red car out front – but now Pizzeria Credo in The Junction has announced you’ll be able to see the restaurant’s appearance on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives next Friday (July 6th) at 9 pm. The episode title is “Playin’ Chicken” and while the online synopsis doesn’t mention the West Seattle stop, there’s a featured recipe from Credo – Tagliatelle Bolognese Sauce.
If you missed the survey link in our most-recent report on the Sound Transit West Seattle (and Ballard) light-rail planning process – it’s not too late; ST has extended the deadline and the survey’s now open through 5 pm Tuesday – you’ll find it here. It’s about whether ST is doing a good job reaching you with information about the planning process, and how you prefer to get that info.
Two weeks ago, we reported on the free summer-school program that’s available to all high-school students in West Seattle, regardless of where they go to school. Its administrator Sandi Whiton e-mailed to say they extended the registration deadline after word that one local school had canceled its own summer-school program – so you have until tomorrow (Monday, July 2nd) to sign up if interested. Here’s the updated registration form. She adds, “This is mainly a credit recovery program; however, if you have an incoming 9th grader who needs to brush up on his or her math skills, we are offering an Intro to Programming class that is taught by a recipient of UW’s Distinguished Professor Award. The class will be an animation through storytelling class, and all students will receive a .5 elective credit. Space is limited, so please get your applications in asap!”
Connor hopes you can help find his stolen car, taken from 17th SW, nearest cross-street W. Marginal Way SW: “It’s a Red Subaru Outback Legacy (1998), with a small chip in the windshield on the driver’s side and a USA Swimming bumper sticker. The plate # is ABE0627.” If you see it, call 911.
You might recognize Michael Doyle, at left, from his dozen years at West 5 (WSB sponsor). Today, you are invited to an open house at his studio as he launches his next adventure: “I’m hanging up the towel to pursue my illustration work full time. … The event is a way to say thank you to the community and goodbye to a lot of wonderful customers from West 5.” He and Samantha Wagner invite you to their illustration company, Apartment On Belmont, now through 6 pm, at 41st SW/SW Genesee. You’ll find them in the building off the parking lot on the southwest side of the intersection “in the burgundy building, take the stairs on the right!”
If you’re out on the West Seattle shore this morning, be on the lookout for at least one whale! Both David and Jim have sent reports of sightings off Duwamish Head in the past two hours. Likely humpbacks, but no photo so we don’t know for sure. The Whale Trail‘s website has a species guide that might be helpful if you see a marine mammal are trying to identify it.
Happy Sunday and welcome to July!
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: In the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California between Oregon and Alaska)
DIAPER DRIVE + DISCOUNT: Final day that gift shop Alair will give you this deal if you drop off diapers:
Alair is a dropoff point for the WestSide Baby diaper drive! This weekend only, everyone that brings in diapers or wipes for those in need will receive 25% off any one item in the store. The diapers do not have to be a brand-new package – WestSide Baby accepts open packages of diapers.
Alair is open 11 am-5 pm today. (3280 California SW)
WADING POOLS: The city will update its hotline by midmorning (206-684-7796) to say whether they’ll be open today. If they are, your West Seattle wading pools today will be Lincoln Park (11 am-8 pm; 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Delridge (noon-6:30 pm; Delridge/Genesee).
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