35TH SW, PHASE 2: Updates on 3 intersections

(WSB file photo of 35th/Dawson, where the long-awaited signal isn’t expected until fall)

Just received from SDOT, updates on three intersections that are getting safety improvements as part of 35th Avenue SW Phase 2 (first reported here last spring) :

35th Ave SW/SW Juneau St

As soon as Monday, January 28, we will sawcut all 4 corners of the intersection, then begin drainage work on the west side of 35th Ave SW/SW Juneau St intersection, followed by installation of curb ramps. To complete work on the west side of the intersection safely and efficiently, SW Juneau St will be closed to through traffic from 35th Ave SW to 36th Ave SW. Once the west side is complete, crews will move to the east side of the intersection and follow a similar procedure.

We anticipate delivering the construction notification later today to residents near the 35th Ave SW/SW Juneau St intersection.

35th Ave SW/SW Dawson St

Last week, we completed utility potholing in the sidewalk and planter strip area to help determine the location of future signal poles at this intersection. To reach underground utilities, crews removed some concrete/asphalt in planting strips near the 35th Ave SW/SW Dawson St intersection. They then backfilled holes with pea gravel and replaced loose concrete/asphalt over the top and sectioned off the area with cones. This site will remain as-is until work to add new curb ramps, repair pavement begins as soon as February. Actual signal installation will occur this fall once we receive the necessary equipment.

This schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions and contractor availability.

35th Ave SW/SW Kenyon St

We expect to begin similar work to install accessible curb ramps and make drainage and pavement repairs at 35th Ave SW/SW Kenyon St as early as February 2019.

If you have questions, the project inbox is NeighborhoodImprovements2018@seattle.gov.

P.S. SDOT also notes, “Folks may also notice our Pothole Rangers next week working the length of 35th Ave SW from White Center to Spokane St.” (You can report potholes online here.)

3 Replies to "35TH SW, PHASE 2: Updates on 3 intersections"

  • pat January 25, 2019 (6:35 pm)

    NeighborhoodImprovements2018@seattle.gov. does not ‘work’.I sent an email to Dan Anderson, outreach lead at 35thAveSW@seattle.gov when I received an untimely notification after 4pm today, Friday, January 25th that the street in front of my front door will be closed for 6-8 weeks beginning Monday, January 28th. 

  • chemist January 25, 2019 (8:19 pm)

    I’m getting errors when I try to check SDOT’s 35th SW page at the moment, so I can’t see if they’ve actually released that long-promised phase 1 before and after report yet.When I contacted the city back in November, this is what I was told.Thanks for contacting me regarding the evaluation for the 35th Avenue SW project. I reached out to the project team at SDOT to learn more about plans to release the project’s before and after evaluation. SDOT is still actively working to enhance safety and mobility along the corridor. Using fresh speed and volume data, SDOT has indeed used a data-driven approach to determine the next steps for this principle arterial street. Traffic volumes have increased significantly over the past few years so SDOT is not pursuing a rechannelization north of SW Morgan St at this time. Instead, SDOT has developed a series of street design changes intended to improve mobility and address crash patterns at specific intersections. Phase 2 of the project is currently ramping-up and includes new left turn pockets at 35th Ave SW and SW Juneau St (completed in September), a new traffic signal at 35th Ave SW and SW Dawson St, a new pedestrian and bicycle crossing at 35th Ave SW and SW Graham St, and 32 new curb ramps along the street. Construction at 35th and Dawson will likely begin in November and work will likely carry into 2019. While SDOT did release the pertinent data from Phase 1 in 2016, they are still working on the formal before and after report. However, staff have discovered some discrepancies in the collision data. Notably, there were several collision reports coded “Not Enough Information” in the dataset. The team is working with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to learn more about these incidents that generated collision reports with insufficient information. SDOT plans to release the project evaluation once this issue is resolved and after they’ve had a chance to update their analysis.

  • Zark00 January 29, 2019 (9:00 am)

    Just FYI, sdot didn’t notify any residents on the 35th and Juneau work. Not surprising, sdot is a very poorly run organization.

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