‘Slightly ahead of schedule’: Updates on Avalon/35th project

That’s the newest map for the 35th/Avalon project, accompaying an update with some good news: SDOT says “At this time, construction is slightly ahead of schedule.” As for what’s next and where, here’s the weekly update, including some changes starting as soon as tomorrow:

Crews have completed paving on the northern portion of SW Avalon Way by SW Orleans St (Zone A). Next week crews will continue to work in the following locations:

Zone A: Work continues on SW Avalon Way between SW Manning St and SW Andover St on the east and west sides

We are conducting water utility work at SW Charlestown St

Beginning as early as the end of this week and early next week, we will be demolishing the west side of SW Avalon Way south of SW Charlestown St to SW Andover St. Driveway access will be maintained at this time.

We are working on sidewalk repairs on the east side of SW Avalon Way from SW Harbor St to SW Orleans St. People walking can cross at our new curb ramp at SW Orleans St. After work hours, a protected pedestrian path will route pedestrians around construction on the west side of SW Avalon Way.

SW Bradford St will close to SW Avalon Way as soon as Friday, June 21 for excavation work to rebuild the road base

Zone E: Work continues on the new water main on 35th Ave SW from SW Avalon Way to SW Alaska St. Crews are currently testing the new water main.

We are continuing utility work at SW Snoqualmie St

As early as next week, we will be demolishing the west side of 35th Ave SW from SW Avalon Way to SW Alaska St. Driveway access will be maintained at this time.

Businesses are open! Please continue to visit businesses on 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way during construction. Follow signs for temporary parking for the Avalon Business District near the West Seattle Bridge. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times – please follow signed pedestrian detours.

The work is now in its third month.

12 Replies to "'Slightly ahead of schedule': Updates on Avalon/35th project"

  • Trickycoolj June 20, 2019 (8:30 pm)

    They have also completely torn up Sylvan Way which I still haven’t seen mentioned anywhere.  Many of us commute in and out that way and traffic has picked up this way since the 35th project started. 

    • WSB June 20, 2019 (8:40 pm)

      Spot paving, apparently. We have pleaded with SDOT to send us notices about all such things and their advance communication remains inconsistent. As I think I said in a comment thread somewhere, no-parking signs are often up a few days in advance hinting at such things, so if you see more than half a block of no-parking signs somewhere, please let us know so we can check into it!

      • Sam-c June 20, 2019 (10:19 pm)

        There’s never been parking on Sylvan Way, thus no ‘no parking’ signs

  • Quora June 21, 2019 (7:06 am)

    This needs to end soon. This is adding a good 15-20 min to our commutes. On Monday I caught the 55 at 4:50 downtown and I didn’t get to admiral dist. until 5:56.

    • Beanie June 21, 2019 (9:30 am)

      I wonder if Metro has considered re-routing buses to avoid some of the backups. It seems there are some alternatives that wouldn’t involve changing any bus stops. Commutes have been absolutely terrible between this construction and the slowwwwww Pioneer Square slog.

      • Jort June 21, 2019 (12:06 pm)

        Another option, instead of re-routing buses, would be to re-route personal cars off the street entirely (and, ideally, permanently) so that the buses can move freely. Come ride the bus!

        • Mike June 21, 2019 (10:25 pm)

          and, ideally, permanently”  Ah yes, JORT… you’re always posting these hilarious jokes.

    • newnative June 21, 2019 (12:17 pm)

      Why wouldn’t you take an Admiral District bus (56/57)? The 55 has always been really slow for me. 

  • Tsurly June 21, 2019 (10:24 am)

    People on this blog always want tor have their cake and eat it to. Complain when streets are disrepair and need fixed, then complain because SDOT decides to fix them. Get a grip people!

    • Mike June 21, 2019 (10:19 pm)

      I think it has to do with how long it’s taking.

  • skeeter June 21, 2019 (1:00 pm)

    I realize it’s not an option for everyone, but biking is fast.  Often much faster than car or bus.  I used to drive or carpool to work most days (Highpoint to SoDo.)  But it just got to be too long of a commute.  Who has the time?  I biked 80+% of the time for the past year and have been much healthier and happier.  And on time to work. Again, I know it’s not an option for everyone.  I’m young/strong/healthy/able to afford a decent bike/don’t need a car at work/etc.  But if you’re able to swing biking I can almost guarantee your life will be better.  And on time to work.  

  • Matt P June 22, 2019 (9:06 am)

    Part of the problem is they close large sections of roads that aren’t being worked 9n instead of working on the worst bottlenecks first then closing as needed. It’s as if maximum inconvenience is the goal.

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