35TH/ALASKA CLOSURE: Full plan for what starts 9 am Friday

12:41 PM: We confirmed this on Tuesday but in case you were in pre-holiday checkout mode, here’s the full SDOT plan for the second 35th/Alaska intersection closure, starting tomorrow (Friday, January 3rd) morning at 9:

The second closure is scheduled for this weekend from Friday, January 3 at 9 AM to early on Monday, January 6:

*This intersection closure is scheduled to begin at 9 AM to minimize night work noise for near neighbors as we demolish, excavate, and rebuild the road

*We will have a noise variance to complete this work in time to reopen the intersection on Monday morning; you can expect the loudest work around 6 AM on Saturday morning as crews form concrete for the new intersection

*We will send an update once we have scheduled the third intersection closure

To rebuild the concrete roadway, we will be closing the intersection of 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St for up to 3 weekends. We plan to do this work over the weekend to minimize noise and traffic impacts as much as possible. Please note that this work is highly weather dependent and is subject to change if weather is wetter or colder than anticipated.

During these closures, please use the recommended posted detour (see map below) or alternative forms of transportation, and do not use side streets and residential streets to avoid the closures.

You can also expect:

*Coordination with King County Metro on bus stops and routes; check Metro Rider Alerts for the most up-to-date information

*Loud noise, dust and vibrations

*No parking signs at SW Snoqualmie St and 36th Ave SW to accommodate nearby businesses and local traffic

*35th Ave SW to be local access only from SW Edmunds St to SW Morgan St

*If you live on the east side of 35th Ave SW, you will only be able to turn left on to 35th Ave SW, south toward SW Morgan St

*If you live on the west side of 35th Ave SW, you will only be able to turn right on to 35th Ave SW, south toward SW Morgan St

*Uniformed police officers to be present to direct traffic

When the intersection of 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St is closed, the following detours will be in place:

If you live off 35th Ave SW between SW Morgan St and SW Alaska St, please be patient as you approach our Uniformed Police Office at SW Morgan St. Inform them that you live in the area and they will allow local access to continue. We will be detouring all other traffic.

7:51 PM: Metro has JUST posted its reroutes online. They’re all linked here.

12 Replies to "35TH/ALASKA CLOSURE: Full plan for what starts 9 am Friday"

  • West Seattle Hipster January 2, 2020 (12:54 pm)

    We can’t say we weren’t warned.  Thanks for the update WSB.

  • Avalon Resident January 2, 2020 (4:34 pm)

    Haven’t there been multiple headlines about a “fast & furious” rain storm this weekend? 

  • Scott January 2, 2020 (6:04 pm)

    Seattle…….take a trip to Tokyo.  Who is in charge here?  We might do this here….when we finally become a world class city…..attached….how things could be if we only would get our shit together.  If I lived in the hood surrounding this now famous intersection, I’d be in the street.  Please.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BYW4YYqG5AEnjoy

    • WSB January 2, 2020 (6:33 pm)

      1,200 people all working on that at once, kind of a big difference.

    • Seriously? January 3, 2020 (7:06 am)

      @Scott, to add to what WSB said, and in regards to the statement, “[you’d] be on the street,” I’m not sure if you are suggesting that the community goes out to work on the road, but I majored in English man. You don’t want me to work on the road. Also, as you state, you don’t live in this “hood,” so why are you so mad about a road closure that doesn’t affect you? So mad that you seem to be encouraging random people to go out and work on the road . . .or are we all supposed to go protest until we get 1200 workers here? I’m just trying to figure out what your point is. If I am wrong about my interpretation of you post, I apologise, but the construction of your post is difficult to follow. Perhaps you are better with road construction.

      • Seriously? January 3, 2020 (7:13 am)

        *your post. Sorry, ran out the clock on editing and didn’t get a chance to fix that error.

  • Mark January 2, 2020 (6:29 pm)

    Apologies if this has been covered somewhere already, but do we know if the metro routes (C, 21, etc.) will run normally up until 0900 on Friday morning or will they be diverted earlier?

  • Brooke January 4, 2020 (3:56 pm)

    Anyone know if access to the WS golf course/Snoqualmie St is maintained over the weekend?

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