AVALON/35TH PROJECT: Paving continues tonight; Luna Park Café ‘bike-in’ report

That’s the result of Night 1 of overnight paving on SW Avalon Way; tonight is scheduled to be Night 2. Meantime, local bicycle riders showed support last night for Luna Park Café (as previewed in the WSB Event Calendar. Don Brubeck from West Seattle Bike Connections sent photos and a repot:

Luna Park Cafe was going to close at 3 pm yesterday due to the impact of the Avalon Paving Project. But they stayed open for a Bike-In. We filled a bunch of tables, some of them twice.

Staging for overnight paving was in full swing, with traffic restrictions, but it was not difficult to bike or take the C-line bus. Stu Hennessey of Alki Bike and Board initiated this, and West Seattle Bike Connections joined in, to support Luna Park businesses during a difficult time for them.

10 Replies to "AVALON/35TH PROJECT: Paving continues tonight; Luna Park Café 'bike-in' report"

  • Andros September 25, 2019 (8:12 pm)

    Ok that Luna Park bike in was legit. Glad we are supporting our locals. 

  • Matt P September 26, 2019 (12:19 am)

    When will this project end? Official website says mid 2020!?!  The August factsheet though said zones B and C were basically finished but it doesn’t appear so. Seems like a really long time for such a short stretch of road.

    • WSB September 26, 2019 (3:23 am)

      As originally estimated (in our reporting going back months before the start), elements of it will span two paving seasons. The first “season” is about to end. Then they’ll do the rechannelization in the spring. As for the duration, the project has included some total rebuilding of the road (concrete) and utility work too.

    • lox September 26, 2019 (10:01 am)

      As someone who lives in the Luna Park block, I must agree. It cannot be understated how much this has affected the quality of life and daily commute routines for residents of this entire area. Here’s hoping they wrap it up soon. 

  • Mike September 26, 2019 (8:35 am)

    Great community effort to support local business!

  • Lola September 26, 2019 (8:36 am)

    The thing that boggled my mind was when you take the Harbor Ave Exit off the WS Bridge going W Bound and at the light they had painted the New Green Crosswalk for the bikes and walkers that went Diagonal only about 2 months ago.  Then for this project they dug it all up so they could repave it.  Why waste the money to paint it two months ago when they knew they were going to dig it up?  I just don’t get it. 

  • Eddie September 26, 2019 (8:41 pm)

    Now that the paving is complete I love the buttersmooth fresh asphalt on my bike. Start a pool for when the first construction penetrates the fresh pavement.

  • Beth September 27, 2019 (7:50 pm)

     Don’t forget the latte place next-door. These people have suffered much more financially!

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