Here are West Seattle-specific dates in SDOT’s new ‘Move Seattle’ levy work plan

More light reading! That’s the updated “work plan” for the Levy to Move Seattle, as just released by SDOT, with the levy’s oversight committee meeting at City Hall tonight (as noted in our daily highlights list). You’ll recall that SDOT said earlier in the year that it would have to revise the plan, and now the revision’s out. Key West Seattle (and vicinity) projects and dates mentioned:

-SW Avalon Way rechannelization/repaving (plus repaving 3 blocks of 35th and one of Alaska) is now listed as a 2020 project. Most recently, SDOT had said this project would have to span two seasons, 2019 and 2020, so we’ll be following up to see if the new work-plan date really means it won’t even start until 2020.

-Repaving Delridge between Avalon and Graham is listed as 2021, which is in line with the RapidRide H Line now scheduled to launch that fall

-East Marginal corridor improvements for freight and bicycles now listed as 2022-2023, pending additional funding

-Andover and Delridge pedestrian bridges are scheduled for work in 2020

-Both Admiral Way bridges are scheduled for work in 2023

-Here are the only “new sidewalk” projects listed for West Seattle between now and 2024:
Myrtle stairway from Sylvan to 25th, 2019
Sylvan Way between Orchard and Delridge, 2019
Sylvan Way, same stretch, other side, 2020
24th from Thistle to Barton, 2020
Kenyon from 24th to “dead end,” 2020
Edmunds stairway from Cottage Place to 23rd, 2023

Also of note, a reminder that the Move Seattle levy was supposed to fund the “Fauntleroy Boulevard” project:

The construction of the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project was put on hold in January 2018. SDOT is exploring the construction of near-term improvements to help improve predictability for people who walk, drive, and bike on Fauntleroy Way while Sound Transit considers the preferred alignment. Based on the final alignment decision, SDOT will seek community feedback on next steps.

The Sound Transit decisionmaking process is still on track to decide next spring on a “preferred alignment” for environmental studies.

Meantime, the new work plan is by no means a complete list of SDOT’s WS plans for the years ahead – there are smaller projects, as well as work funded outside the nine-year levy approved by voters in 2015.

10 Replies to "Here are West Seattle-specific dates in SDOT's new 'Move Seattle' levy work plan"

  • MrB November 29, 2018 (8:02 pm)

    Meanwhile Fauntleroy, Roxbury, Barton and the rest of 35th continue to crumble.  What a joke.  

  • D Del Rio November 29, 2018 (8:43 pm)

    I am almost 50 years old, and I never seen our roads in such bad shape. All these roads should have been done YEARS ago. We are in the middle of a booming economy, so we should be flush with tax revenue. They only thing we have to show for it is half built overpriced bike lanes that no one uses and a useless street car system that I can walk faster. Oh well, until the voters get fed up, things will only get worse.

  • Trickycoolj November 29, 2018 (9:14 pm)

    The Sylvan way stretch is… baffling.  If I’m reading the map correctly it’s the offshoot between Home Depot/Police Station and Arco?  

  • Graciano November 29, 2018 (10:45 pm)

    Let’s Move Seattle…, Wouldn’t you think the the term Move would reduce congestion. Not in Seattle..They gave us ; road diet’s, more bicycle lane and reduced on street parking. Seattle even reduced the speed limits, instead of acknowledging  the problem of distracted driving.  I could go on , but what’s the point.It’s only money,  you can make more… , Another 100 hours of over time should cover it.

  • Scott November 30, 2018 (8:10 am)

    The term “Move” means people are moving out and leaving the Seattle area and thus reducing the number of people and cars on the road. It is working just the way the wanted. 

    • Q November 30, 2018 (9:36 am)

      On what planet?

    • skeeter November 30, 2018 (10:21 am)

      Scott is right.  Everyone is moving out of Seattle.  Err… Ummm….

  • Heartless? November 30, 2018 (2:40 pm)

     This levy has FRAUD written all over it.  Will never again trust SDOT!

  • Millie November 30, 2018 (2:51 pm)

    The 2015 Transportation Levy to Move Seattle (Nov. 2015) stated in SDOT’s “At-A-Glance Proposal” aims to take care of the basics – maintaining our streets, bridges, and sidewalks – while also investing in the future with improvements that give us affordable travel choices to move more people safely and efficiently in and around Seattle. An example of the items to be taken care of:  provide safe walking and biking routes to 100% of our public schools; repave 250 lane-miles of our busiest streets, seismically reinforce 16 vulnerable bridges; build 100 new blocks of sidewalks; repair up to 225 blocks of damaged sidewalks, install safe crossings at up to 225 intersections……..    It’s three (3) years since the levy passed – how much has been completed?  Or is near completion?  How much of the funding is going to “operating” expenses as opposed to “capital”?   I didn’t believe the proposal in 2015 and I continue to have serious doubts.   Six (6) years are left to collect property tax for this particular levy.  What will a future levy dollar amount be?   In the interim, as previous comments have stated, our roads and sidewalks are not maintained and in bad shape.   The same potholes/bumps that I drove over 50 years ago are still there, however, we do have wonderful bike lanes that I have seen rarely used (Broadway).

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