If you travel along the north half of Delridge Way SW, you’ve probably seen the protective enclosures put up around street trees. Crews on the project paving the way for the RapidRide H Line have also started trimming some trees, and that’s part of what’s in the first update shared by SDOT since work started this past Monday:
We have started tree trimming work this week that will carry into next week on Delridge Way SW in West Seattle. We are also beginning to install drain socks, potholing, and some light saw cutting.
Please note that the trees that are being trimmed are street trees in the right-of-way. We will also be conducting some tree trimming later this summer.
As part of this project, we will upgrade sidewalks and curb ramps, replace panels, and mobilize large equipment in the street. To prepare for this work, overgrown vegetation on private property (tree limbs, shrubs, etc.) that extend into the public right-of-way will need to be trimmed. Please trim trees and plants that hang over the sidewalk as well as tree limbs that hang 14 feet or lower over the street. If plants are not trimmed, we will begin trimming them as we prepare for sidewalk and curb ramp work later this summer.
Work by zone:
Zone A (West Seattle Bridge to SW Findlay St)
SW Alaska, SW Dakota, and SW Genesee streets
We will be conducting utility and storm work. Please expect traffic to be shifted to the east side of Delridge Way SW.
Zone B (SW Findlay St to north of SW Orchard St)
SW Findlay St to SW Juneau St
We will be installing utility pipes. Please expect and traffic to be shifted to the east side of Delridge Way SW.
Zone C (North of SW Orchard St to White Center)
We will continue adjusting traffic signals at select locations in Zone C. Please follow posted traffic signs.
Note that some side streets are blocked at Delridge for staging:
Please note that we are staging equipment at the following streets off of Delridge Way SW and through traffic will be restricted.
SW Dakota St, west side of Delridge
SW Edmonds St, west side of Delridge
SW Edmonds St, east side of Delridge
SW Hudson St, west side of Delridge
SW Hudson St, east side of Delridge
SW Puget Blvd, east side of Delridge
o We will close the gravel alley behind the apartments to the first driveway and use this area for staging.
SW Brandon St, west side of Delridge
SW Juneau St, east side of Delridge (summer only)
SW Willow St, west side of Delridge
The 120 will become the H Line in September 2021. For a full look at all the work that’s scheduled along the corridor, browse the online open house (which has contact info for the project team).