TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Delridge Way closure extended into Monday

ORIGINAL SUNDAY MORNING REPORT: Just got word from SDOT Traffic Operations that the south Delridge Way closure is now NOT expected to end tonight as planned. The closure between 18th and Barton is now expected to last through Monday, reopening by 5 am Tuesday. The utility work, involving installing a catch basin, has proven to be more complicated than expected, so they need extra time. The map above shows the detour; in addition to the work zone with the full road closure, Delridge is “local access only” between Roxbury and Henderson.

7:53 AM MONDAY: SDOT spokesperson Adonis Ducksworth tells WSB the crew worked late into the night and was able to reopen Delridge early today after all.

8 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Delridge Way closure extended into Monday"

  • Todd August 30, 2020 (4:26 pm)

    All the traffic this is pushing west into my neighborhood is moving fast and dangerous, Some down Cambridge and other small streets,  Sometimes 6 to 10 cars a minute  go  speeding through uncontrolled intersections , I was nearly run down on my bike a 21st sw. and Cambridge.  TWICE .

  • Beth August 30, 2020 (4:58 pm)

    Can someone at SDOT confirm that the road will be properly paved? The paving work done on Delridge from West Seattle into White Center is deplorable.

    • Jade Kelly August 30, 2020 (7:04 pm)

      Well said. Theyre temp asphalt patch backs, are a joke, as is the dust they are generating. If one didn’t know, they are not allowed to let ANY soil from a project, to be carried, or encroach into open,/public use lanes. At any time. They’re supposed to have a sweeper truck WITH water used, running or on deck, for the duration. Contractor is a joke, and SDOT oversight is non existent, as far as I can tell. And yes, I’m speaking from a position of an industry insider. I guess. I do that kind of work, and I’m appalled at what they are producing so far.

      • Omg really August 30, 2020 (9:35 pm)

        Jade, then why complain on here, call sdot and let them know.  We really don’t care. It is temporary, get over it,  it is a big project and will be done when it is done. This isn’t going to get anything done.  

  • Tc August 30, 2020 (7:23 pm)

    Yea the response from sdot really sucks 

  • EJ August 30, 2020 (11:22 pm)

    This is ridiculous, 11:20 pm and my things are rattling on the wall from the construction

  • Jennifer Suemnicht September 12, 2020 (11:25 am)

    Does anyone know why the last two days my Maps app keeps telling me to take the lower West Seattle Bridge (during the day)? It hasn’t done this until just now and I don’t trust it. I think it’s not open to regular vehicles. I’ve looked a couple times to see if there’s any news in the Seattle traffic sites or blog… Thanks, Jen

    • WSB September 12, 2020 (1:29 pm)

      Couple other people have mentioned this. There has been NO CHANGE in policy, so apparently this is some flaw in that app. (Don’t trust automation!)

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