REMINDER: Avalon/35th/Alaska road project open house Thursday

A big week for transportation-project meetings continues tomorrow (Thursday, March 14th) with the pre-construction open house for the Avalon/35th/Alaska project, which includes repaving and, for much of the stretches involved, rechannelization. As reported here and here earlier this month, SDOT expects to start work in mid-April, and it will continue for more than a year. Tomorrow’s event is at American Legion Post 160 (3618 SW Alaska), near the south end of the project zone, and you’re invited to stop by any time between 5:30 and 7 pm.

7 Replies to "REMINDER: Avalon/35th/Alaska road project open house Thursday"

  • 98126res March 14, 2019 (8:53 am)

    *Rechannelization?  Please.  Local politicians love to manipulate us with words, when plain speaking english serves us best.    *more bike lanes, less parking and car lanes

    • Tsurly March 14, 2019 (10:13 am)

      “Data shows that people driving on these busy streets are going faster than we want to see if we’re going to meet our Vision Zero goals of no traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030.”Distracted, reckless, impatient drivers have no one to blame but themselves.

      • Pete March 14, 2019 (9:51 pm)

        Yet the Autobahn has minimal fatalities on a road w/o speed limits. Speeding does what? 

        • KM March 15, 2019 (8:40 am)

          Do a lot of people live, access transit, shop, bike and walk on the parts of the autobahns without speed limits (about half) as well? The vast differences between the two should be hard to pick out.

        • Tsurly March 15, 2019 (9:34 am)

          A nonsensical comparison. The Autobahn does not have cyclists, pedestrians, and mass transit stops. Try again.

    • Jort March 14, 2019 (11:43 am)

      You forgot a few other items in your asterisk there, including “fewer deaths, fewer serious injuries, fewer carbon emissions, less speeding, safer streets for all.” But, I do recognize that the “rechannelization” often hurts some car drivers’ feelings, so there is that. 

  • WSB March 14, 2019 (11:21 am)

    “Rechannelization” doesn’t come from politicians. It’s what I wrote because in the decade since I first heard it, it’s the simplest objective term. I actually make a point of adding it in stories about projects like this because the city’s “official” title tends to be simply “repaving” while leaving out the fact (when applicable) that the project also will change the lane configuration, as has been the case with most recent major repaving projects we’ve covered. Speaking of which, I sometimes use “reconfiguration,” but that’s also a six-syllable word, and tends to require “lane” in front of it, adding a seventh … TR

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