35TH/AVALON CLOSURE: Here’s how to get to businesses

Just back from 35th/Avalon to check on the intersection closure, scheduled to continue until 6 am Monday. Above, crews have wasted no time demolishing the heart of the intersection. Traffic was heavier than usual on Fauntleroy Way – at 37th, an officer is directing detoured traffic:

So what about the businesses, if you’re driving? Pecos Pit (WSB sponsor) can be accessed from southbound 35th – they’re offering various $2 specials.

Habit Burger, Taco Time, and Starbucks are accessible from east/southbound Avalon, via eastbound Fauntleroy.

Meantime, here’s the bus-reroute info again. We’ll keep checking on this through the next few days.

21 Replies to "35TH/AVALON CLOSURE: Here's how to get to businesses"

  • Jort September 6, 2019 (1:16 pm)

    Just wait until people ride the bus home from downtown today. You’ll see, first hand, how little regard our politicians have for people who ride transit. Don’t worry, though, no cars will be inconvenienced in the name of a bus or anything. God forbid.

    • WBN September 6, 2019 (5:51 pm)

      You got that right. Do we really need the C line to go all the way down Delridge to the Home Depo to avoid one intersection? I think we ended up going 5+miles to avoid a one block closure. Ridiculous. 

      • Mike September 6, 2019 (8:14 pm)

        My bus had no issues, not late, not slow, no issues.  C Line is always a train wreck, don’t take the C Line.

      • CAM September 6, 2019 (8:53 pm)

        The C line should not have been going down Delridge. It was supposed to reroute onto Fauntleroy both ways getting to/from the bridge. 

      • pdxmark77 September 7, 2019 (2:26 am)

        WBN -Not sure why your C Line bus took Delridge, they are not supposed to go down Delridge and instead take the WSB to Fauntleroy.

  • Christine September 6, 2019 (1:31 pm)

    The apartment building I live in (as well as several others) is located on this stretch of Avalon. There is absolutely no way to access my building or parking garage without driving on it. What solutions are there for people who need  to drive this road to get into their buildings? 

    • Sue H September 6, 2019 (1:59 pm)

      I think it’s only the intersection of 35th and Avalon that is totally closed for the weekend. You should still be able to access Avalon from the other end (near the bridge) or Genesee.

    • KBear September 6, 2019 (2:02 pm)

      Christine, you’re getting a newly paved, safer street. How could that possibly happen without some inconvenience to you and the other residents? The street has been open through most of the project.

      • Avalon Resident September 7, 2019 (3:16 am)

        KBear, having lived in the middle of this poorly-managed chaos for months, it’s much more than “some inconcenience.” Can you articulate what problem they’re solving here that will make this road “safer?” Because so far we have received no useful information about why this will all be worth it for those of us who live here. 

        • Tsurly September 8, 2019 (7:22 am)

          That information is available on the project website and has been disccused on this blog for months. The rechannelization is aimed at increasing safety for cyclists, pedestrians, and transits users who use the corridor. If you want to blame someone, blame the reckless car drivers who’ve made travel on his road unsafe for other users, don’t blame the public agency fixing the problem.

  • ktrapp September 6, 2019 (1:33 pm)

    Now that they’re doing this, I’m wondering if they could have just closed down all of 35th, between Avalon and Alaska, with the exception of local traffic, ripped up the whole street all at once, and finished off the project in much less time, rather than the 7 months that this is projected to take.  As someone who uses 35th for my commute every day, I would have much rather preferred a few weeks to a month of focused pain, rather than the long extended pain that has been cone-central.

  • Brad September 6, 2019 (1:56 pm)

    Agreed… Was just mentioning this to a colleague.  Rip the band-aid off instead of bleeding us to death.

  • James September 6, 2019 (2:27 pm)

    It’s four days folks. Deal.

  • Trickycoolj September 6, 2019 (4:24 pm)

    People already doing dumb stuff on Sylvan like trying to pass stopped buses when there’s a median in the road. Please be respectful of your High Point neighbors that are taking the brunt of this detour this weekend. 

    • Amy September 7, 2019 (2:44 pm)

      Seriously people. Please slow way down and drive with respect through the detour. Maybe because of this we can finally get a crosswalk on Sylvan and a real sidewalk. 

  • Michael Taylor-Judd September 6, 2019 (4:33 pm)

    Well, as we can plainly see, most drivers would prefer NOT to rip off the band-aid. Wait until we eventually get to re-designing Fauntleroy Way. And heaven forbid if drivers sitting comfortably inside their vehicles have to wait a few minutes or go around an extra difference for ~72 hours.That said, I don’t know how Jort always manages to find some way to gripe about the supposed war on transit in our city. Where exactly do you think should have been done differently? NO TRAFFIC is traveling through this space and Metro has set up a shuttle bus to help people connect around it as best they can, which is pretty standard practice around here. I suppose you think we should have taken another arterial road away and just made it bus-only?

  • Tsurly September 6, 2019 (5:58 pm)

    Smooth sailing by bicycle up Avalon, with a quick sidewalk detour to get across 35th.

  • Kc September 6, 2019 (7:33 pm)

    After 40 years in constructioni would agree shut the entire road down local access to the golf course  as everything else is accessible from 36th Alaska to Avolon rip it tear it get it down in 6 weeks round the clock and get that done 6weeks not 8 monthsGET IT Done! Back up into west SEATTLE was to I-5 this evening

    • WestSeattleLight September 6, 2019 (9:11 pm)

      I5? That’s crazy. Glad I got to work from home today. 

  • Adam September 7, 2019 (8:09 am)

    Since living on Avalon since 2012, I want to thank the crews for shutting it all down this weekend. It was the quietest night I’ve ever had here. No roaring vehicle engines the entire night through. And as I sit here writing this, what is that I hear?…Birds! Those light chirping, sing-a-song sounds are birds! Gawd I gotta get outta the city. 

  • Mj September 7, 2019 (9:12 am)

    Easy pick up of my daughter at Bright Horizons Friday via bike!  Better to get it done now with decent weather making walking biking options more viable for many people.

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