FOLLOWUP: Open house set before Avalon/35th repaving/rechannelization begins

This hasn’t been circulated widely by SDOT yet, but a postcard has landed in some mailboxes with the date for the promised open house before work starts on the next big road project in West Seattle — repaving and rechannelization of SW Avalon Way, plus repaving of three blocks of 35th SW and one block of SW Alaska. The postcard reiterates what SDOT announced a little over a month ago, that construction might start as soon as April. The open house is scheduled for 5:30-7 pm Thursday, March 14th, at American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle (3618 SW Alaska). If you’ve missed previous updates, these maps show exactly how the project will change channelization and parking; these maps show what kind of repaving will be done and where; project toplines were also featured in our January 30th update.

12 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Open house set before Avalon/35th repaving/rechannelization begins"

  • ACG March 3, 2019 (10:12 pm)

    Ugh. I didn’t realize this project was going to last at least a year with construction until 2020. 

  • Sheila G March 3, 2019 (10:20 pm)

    Gonna be a hot mess.

  • j March 4, 2019 (7:28 am)

    How long after project finishes before builders punch a hole in the brand new street and put a crappy patch over it?I guess less than two weeks.

    • WSB March 4, 2019 (8:16 am)

      Given there are still somewhat-major projects in the pipeline for Avalon, that’s an interesting question I’ll add to the list.

  • Putter March 4, 2019 (10:28 am)

    Aren’t contractors legally required to put the street back  the way it was?? They never do-city seems blind(or bought off!)

  • Neighbor March 4, 2019 (10:31 am)

    Is there any plan in the near future to fix 35th between Alaska and Hudson… which feels like a war zone with potholes, bumps, and pieces of asphalt that routinely break loose in large pieces in front of the north-bound 21 bus stop? They frequently make temporary fixes, but they last a month or 2 and then fall apartl

  • pip March 4, 2019 (11:21 am)

    Somewhat related but have there been any updates on when they will complete the work on the Avalon/Harbor/Spokane street pedestrian/bicycle crossing?Been almost a year, its still incomplete and still putting non-car traffic at risk. Does not inspire confidence in SDOT’s timelines for the Avalon rechannelization.

    • WSB March 4, 2019 (11:53 am)

      One month ago they said the “no right turn on red” illuminated sign was delayed- up to another 2 months (from that point) – and that’s why they couldn’t activate the bicycle signal. Since it’s been a month, I’m checking in again.

  • Mr. Mr. March 4, 2019 (1:10 pm)

    Wouldn’t this area be partially impacted with the future, undetermined light rail? Why not wait until that route is selected before making these changes? 

    • My Take March 4, 2019 (6:52 pm)

      Because THAT would make too much sense.

    • second that March 4, 2019 (9:16 pm)

      This very point is how I know with certainty that no one working at SDOT read feedback from surveys – and I have no doubt that ST doesn’t either. The WSB internet trolls can disagree all you like. But I have made this point repeatedly and it has never been considered and certainly not acknowledged.

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