RESCHEDULED: No 35th/Alaska closure this weekend, and other project updates

Just in from SDOT, the weekly Avalon/35th/Alaska project update, headlined by a cancellation/rescheduling:

Due to an anticipated very rainy weekend, we will not be closing the intersection of SW Alaska St and 35th Ave SW this weekend. Our next intersection closure is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 27, through Monday, December 30. We will confirm this intersection closure next week. See below for more information on what you can expect over the next few weeks.

Holiday hours
We will not be working December 24, December 25, or January 1. We wish you all a happy holiday season! ​

35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St:​
To rebuild the concrete roadway, we have restricted left turns onto SW Alaska St. To reach SW Alaska St, please proceed north on 35th Ave SW and turn left at SW Avalon Way, left on Fauntleroy Way SW and left on 37th Ave SW. Please expect:​
No left turns from northbound 35th Ave SW onto SW Alaska St​
This closure will be in place for several weeks​
People driving on SW Alaska St can turn right or left on to 35th Ave SW​

The next intersection closure at 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 27 to early Monday morning, December 30. This intersection closure is scheduled to begin at 9 AM to minimize night work and loud noise for near neighbors as we demolish, excavate, and rebuild the road. We will send an update next week with more information about this closure. This work is highly weather dependent and the dates for the weekend intersection closure are subject to change. ​

Zone E (35th Ave SW from SW Avalon Way to SW Alaska St):​
To take advantage of predicted dry weather, we plan to work on Monday, December 23 to continue pouring and building concrete panels on the east side of 35th Ave SW. We plan to continue this work after the holidays on Thursday, December 26 and Friday December 27. ​

Zone F (SW Alaska St from 35th Ave SW to 36th Ave SW):​
We have completed utility work at 36th Ave SW and SW Alaska St. We anticipate continuing work on SW Alaska St as soon as Monday, December 30. Please expect:​
Loud noise, dust, and vibrations while we complete this work.​
Temporary and intermittent driveway and alley closures​
Pedestrian access to all businesses and residences will be maintained​

As we begin work on SW Alaska St, please follow King County Metro’s Rider Alerts to stay up to date on bus stop changes.​

35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way Intersection:​
We have completed all roadway repairs and improvements in the intersection of 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way. We are in the process of putting down temporary striping and plan to return in the spring to paint final striping and remove the right turn from SW Avalon Way to Fauntleroy Way SW.

7 Replies to "RESCHEDULED: No 35th/Alaska closure this weekend, and other project updates"

  • Susan December 19, 2019 (12:02 pm)

    It’d be really nice if people stopped trying to turn left from northbound 35th onto Alaska. The turn signal is gone. The street is backing up to Camp Long. Please proceed to Avalon where there are two lanes again. My friend lives on 35th and the horn honking and swearing is ridiculous for those homeowners to have to hear.

    • Tiffany December 19, 2019 (1:46 pm)

      Agreed! Also the light cycles are ridiculous now, the light going north/south on 35th is green for all of 10 seconds and turns red even if there is no one on Alaska. This coupled with drivers not following signs is creating a huge traffic issue. Are there plans to put a traffic cop back at the intersection to help with this? 

  • Matt B December 19, 2019 (2:56 pm)

    When they started, the signs said they’d be working through November. I thought that sounded long then. They’ll be working until January at least.

    • WSB December 19, 2019 (5:24 pm)

      The 35th/Avalon section was what was projected to go through November.

    • Joan December 20, 2019 (5:43 pm)

      Yes, they did say that, but they didn’t specify the year. Hah!

  • David F. December 19, 2019 (8:06 pm)

    SDOT is aware of the signal issue at 35th and Alaska. The signal tech’s looked at it, but if the timing didn’t get changed, there is a deeper problem. If you want an officer there to expedite traffic, you will have to lean on SDOT. It is not up to the contractor.

  • No disclosure... December 20, 2019 (11:42 am)

    Would love to see what the continued postponement does to the total cost of the project and how far over budget each delay costs. How on Earth do they know right now that it will be weather-affected in December 27th? Seems like more transparency is needed here. 

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