TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Junction road work

10:51 AM: Thanks for the tip: SW Alaska is closed between 44th and California right now for road repair work. No advance announcement, so we don’t know exactly what they’re doing or how long it’ll take, but we’re headed over to check.

11:05 AM: This work is closing the westbound side of SW Alaska in that block but NOT the eastbound side. The crew, from SDOT, says it’s scheduled road-repair work and will take much of today, with plans to continue next Saturday (we’ll check with SDOT Monday to narrow that down).

7:41 PM: We went by a little while ago. That section of westbound SW Alaska is still closed off – so the concrete can dry.

11 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Junction road work"

  • Scott Caldwell August 1, 2020 (11:20 am)

    Glad to see this.  I’ve been thinking lately that we don’t have quite enough road work going on these days. [snark]

  • Flivver August 1, 2020 (12:05 pm)

    That section was bad-lot’s of heavy busses. To Scott’s comment: Too bad SDOT hasn’t got any qualified people that know it’s easier, and cheaper to do regular maintenance than to ignore until failure.

  • KT August 1, 2020 (12:25 pm)

    It’s repairing bus road wear.  Eastbound side of SW Alaska is gonna need it too.

  • MercyMoi August 1, 2020 (1:18 pm)

    The intersection of 44th and SW Edmunds is sprayed with markings that look like there might be repairs there soon, too. 

    • WS Guy August 2, 2020 (12:05 am)

      That intersection is ruined.  Also needs a crosswalk or two.

  • Tim August 1, 2020 (2:40 pm)

    Flivver, pray tell what kind of maintenance does one do for PCC road panels? 

  • dsa August 1, 2020 (3:08 pm)

    Look at the slab south of where they started.

  • Azimuth August 1, 2020 (5:01 pm)

    Barton near the shopping center, now there’s a road that could use some work!

    • John Parker Woods August 2, 2020 (12:32 pm)

      I see that section of SW Barton ten times a week. It occurs to me that these tilted cement slabs could be fixed with slab jacking. This would not require repaving

  • 22blades August 1, 2020 (5:41 pm)

    I’m happy they are keeping up with maintenance. No prior notice is poor form especially if you have a business in the vicinity. I’ve had multiple problems with PSE & their contractors on different properties. I had to show them a screenshot of their own warning letters.

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy August 1, 2020 (7:54 pm)

    Where are buses stopping instead?

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