MORE WEEKEND ROAD WORK: 16th/Holden, among other places

In addition to the two projects noted in our morning roundup – the SW Genesee closure west of Delridge and the SW Alaska closure west of California – the city has just sent word of even more work this weekend. Here’s the announcement:

This weekend (August 8-9), SDOT crews will be working throughout West Seattle, including at the 16th Ave SW and SW Holden St intersection.

At the 16th Ave SW and SW Holden St intersection, SDOT will be putting in new turn pockets so drivers can make protected left turns to go east and west on SW Holden St. To limit the cut-through traffic on 20th Ave SW, SDOT will be installing new signs to better identify the arterial streets near the intersection. In addition, SDOT will also be making signal timing adjustments to help people get through the intersection better.

SDOT will also be tree trimming on West Marginal Way, Sylvan Way SW, and SW Orchard St. This tree trimming work will improve roadway and sign visibility for people commuting.

During all of this work, there will be temporary lane closures, traffic control, flaggers, and uniform police officers working in the street. Please plan ahead for additional travel time and delays if you are going through any of these areas. Thank you for your patience while SDOT makes these improvements.

Since this isn’t time specific – please let us know when you see the crews, if you can, but NOT while you’re driving or pedaling … when you get to where you’re going! We’re always reachable, text/voice, at 206-293-6302.

5 Replies to "MORE WEEKEND ROAD WORK: 16th/Holden, among other places"

  • Chemist August 7, 2020 (12:53 pm)

    It seemed like there was a lot of markings on the broken pavement in front of the Junction True Value/N leg of 44th+Edmunds.  I was thinking it might be the next leg of work along the C line.

    • WSB August 7, 2020 (1:06 pm)

      Yes, I have already checked on that but it’s not scheduled yet.

  • payattention August 7, 2020 (2:17 pm)

    Re: West Marginal. Was a LONG backup headed south. Saw a couple of cars using the center turn lane to go past slow traffic. 

  • Hammer in Hand August 7, 2020 (7:57 pm)

    Along with the left pocket it also needs a left turn signallip stick on a pig… stil a pig

    • 1994 August 7, 2020 (10:26 pm)

      Bellevue installed left turn arrows at 1 intersection for $10,000 according to an article in The Seattle Times today. Makes you wonder why SDOT is not doing the same on more intersections. 35th and Barton sorely needed left turn signals which that intersection finally got.Armed with more detailed information about the intersection at 124th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue added a left turn signal so drivers turning left receive a green arrow first, and then can still turn on a flashing yellow arrow when drivers going through the intersection have the green light.Previously, people making left turns always had to yield and didn’t have a green arrow.After the city made signal changes last fall, at a cost of $10,000, critical conflict interactions decreased by 60%, city data showed.

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