35TH/AVALON CLOSURE: In case you were wondering about bus-reroute info too

While the Metro alerts/reroutes page includes info about two major changes ahead for West Seattle buses – the southbound downtown rerouting starting September 9th and the Dearborn demolition-related rerouting starting September 12th – a reader pointed out over the weekend that there’s nothing yet about the 35th/Avalon intersection closure coming up this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So we asked Metro today. Spokesperson Travis Shofner told WSB at day’s end, “I’ve been told they are working on finalizing details and alerts and service advisories are scheduled to go out tomorrow.”

6 Replies to "35TH/AVALON CLOSURE: In case you were wondering about bus-reroute info too"

  • Trickycoolj September 3, 2019 (6:42 pm)

    Might actually make for convenient access to buses in High Point for a change!

  • joshuas mom September 4, 2019 (9:37 am)

    WSB ~ will be most interested in any info you might receive from Metro on bus re-routes this weekend.  If northbound #21 bus follows detour as shown on SDOT map it appears there would be no bus service on 35th north of SW Morgan Street. I rely on bus service to get to work on the weekends and catch the 21 on 35th in the Juneau/Findlay neighborhood.  Have been trying to get an answer from Metro myself via phone but have not been able to get to talk to anyone.  I really appreciate that you are able to get directly in contact with them and will be looking forward to any information you can get to share. 

    • WSB September 4, 2019 (10:02 am)

      As soon as that info comes in, we’ll publish it! Along with getting to work, the reader who asked about this the other day also noted that Sunday brings the Seahawks’ season kickoff and that will see many wanting to ride Metro too.

  • pdxmark77 September 4, 2019 (3:45 pm)

    It kind of bothers me that it’s late on the afternoon and Metro still has not come out with the detour yet.  Some of us live in an area which will be affected by the weekend closure and rely on the bus .It would be nice of them to give an advance notice so we can make plans.

    • WSB September 4, 2019 (5:06 pm)

      I sent them a nag note a couple hours ago. My contact says the info’s not available yet, still. Sorry, I don’t know what the holdup could be – this has been long-planned.

      • WSB September 4, 2019 (5:09 pm)

        … and now they tell me “any minute now.”

        (added) 26 minutes later, still waiting.

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