AVALON/35TH/ALASKA PROJECT: Most final striping/markers in place; here’s what’s left to do

(WSB photo, some of the new Avalon markings, photographed Thursday)

After a week of paving and striping in the Avalon/35th/Alaska project zone, here’s what SDOT says is next:

We have completed most striping on SW Avalon Way from 35th Ave SW to SW Manning St, and over the next few weeks we will continue striping along 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St. Currently, we are installing the flex posts for the protected bike lanes. In May, We will return to stripe SW Avalon Way at SW Genesee St and from 35th Ave SW to Fauntleroy Way SW after the new asphalt has cured.

Upcoming work:

We plan to continue painting final striping on the project corridor for the next two weeks. Please follow posted no-parking signs. We anticipate striping at:

*35th Ave SW from Fauntleroy Way SW to just south of SW Alaska St this week and next week.
Alaska St from 36th Ave SW to 35th Ave SW the week of April 20

*SW Avalon Way from Fauntleroy Way to 35th Ave SW as soon as May 4

We will be making safety improvements to the northbound bus stop at SW Genesee St as soon as the week of April 27.

No Parking signs on the corridor are still in effect. We anticipate completing final striping on 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St this month, weather depending. Additionally, please anticipate temporary and intermittent driveway impacts as we stripe. If you have questions or need assistance, please call 206-900-8734 or email avalonpaving@seattle.gov.

11 Replies to "AVALON/35TH/ALASKA PROJECT: Most final striping/markers in place; here's what's left to do"

  • David April 17, 2020 (4:26 pm)

    Awesome…now how about that bridge?

  • Kyle April 17, 2020 (4:50 pm)

    Ha it is a dark twist that even though construction is finishing, the intersection/roads won’t be heavily used for two years as the main point off the peninsula will now be farther south.

  • Britt April 18, 2020 (6:27 am)

    A fancy path to nowhere now.

  • Rick April 18, 2020 (11:44 am)

    If only we could get rainbow bike paths with bike racks in adjacent traffic lanes all would be right and well. Maybe throw in some art along the paths too!

  • Lory April 18, 2020 (6:53 pm)

    But hey, it’s done. 😎👍🏻🎉

  • Danimal April 18, 2020 (11:46 pm)

    Again the question arises, why wasn’t the north side of Alaska rebuilt/repaved between 36th and 39th? It should have been part Of the 35th/Avalon rebuild. The asphalt partial lane next to the older concrete is disintegrating badly under the weigh of buses. It’s a bike lane as well and it’s super dangerous right now. More attention needs to be called to this problem – I can’t fix it alone!

    • Ken S. April 19, 2020 (8:18 am)

      I agree – this section of road is super-damaged, and definitely dangerous for bikes. It’s always been bad, but it’s the worst I’ve ever seen it. I just re-discovered the “Find It, Fix It” app on my phone – I’ll snap a pic & report it next time I go thru….

  • Gomes April 19, 2020 (7:42 am)

    What about the parking entrance and sidewalk in front of the Golden Tee apartments?  During construction, they tore it up and put in what appears to be a sloppy temporary patch.  It’s terrible how some locations got all new sidewalks and this eyesore of an apt building was made worse by ruining the walkway in front of the building.

  • Ken S. April 19, 2020 (8:15 am)

    I rode my bike up Avalon yesterday – It looks like ~20-30 of the reflective ‘turtles’ in the strip between the cars and the bike lake that alternate with the flex posts (going uphill, between Yancy & 35th) have been broken out, and dumped in the parking strip. They were there for … a day or two?Could be vandalism, but that’s an odd one – seems like a lot of work, I’m sure the adhesive used to hold ’em it is strong – and looks like many were damaged on removal. Maybe they were removed on purpose – but why dump ’em there? 

    • Ken S. April 20, 2020 (7:33 pm)

      Following up for questions no one has asked …As of today: It looks like most of the ‘chipped up’ turtles have been replaced with slightly larger ones, using black adhesive (original was grey). Pile of old ones is still in parking strip. Can’t imagine what sequence of events happened here (original ones too small? Grey adhesive was wrong one to use) – but happy to see it wasn’t vandalism. Not surprised really – would have been some pretty committed vandals – It didn’t look like they were easy to remove! But it does seem shockingly inefficient & poorly done: like I said the old broken ones are still just lying on the side of the street and new adhesive job is really sloppy, dripping over the brand new stripes. Oh well … still happy about the bike lane!

  • Mia April 20, 2020 (10:48 pm)

    Why are we losing half the street at the busiest intersection in west Seattle for a few raking spots? The ridiculous!!!! Those spots are practically in the middle of the street and are dangerous. The bike lane is necessary but the condo buildings have their own parking and there are Zero businesses on that block. There are plenty of treats in seattle that only have iAd zones and no parking spots WHY WHY WHY WHY? This city’s growing pains have become too much for this life-long resident to bear. There are so many stupid restrictive decisions That only impact us negatively and cost us more money. I’m leaving as soon as I can sell my house to a mature city where life liberty and  pursuit of happiness is possible. 

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