DELRIDGE PROJECT: Next week’s plan, including partial intersection closure at Delridge/Barton/Henderson

As mentioned in this morning’s traffic roundup, the Delridge Way road-and-utility project preparing for the RapidRide H Line will close part of the Barton/Henderson/Delridge intersection for up to three weeks starting Monday. The full weekly update is in – here’s the map:

The advisory says, “SW Barton Pl will be closed from 21st Ave SW to Delridge Way SW (see map above). During this closure, the 21st Ave SW slip lane will be closed. 21st Ave SW between SW Barton Pl will only have access from SW Barton St. Please use SW Trenton St or SW Roxbury St to detour around this closure.” Metro has reroutes, too – Routes 60, 120, and 125 will be affected; the specific reroute plans are linked here.

Other focuses for the week ahead, per SDOT:

Landscaping and irrigation installation continues throughout the corridor

Zone A (West Seattle Bridge to SW Findlay St)

Paving work between the West Seattle Bridge and SW Dakota St will start overnight on Monday, May 24

Zone B (SW Findlay St to north of SW Orchard St)

Restoration between SW Willow St and SW Orchard St continues (east side)

Zone C (SW Orchard St to SW Roxbury St)

Roadwork demolition and paving to on the east side between SW Holden St and SW Thistle St Continues 

Bus stop upgrades continue near SW Thistle St and SW Trenton St (west side)

The full preview for all work zones next week is here.

11 Replies to "DELRIDGE PROJECT: Next week's plan, including partial intersection closure at Delridge/Barton/Henderson"

  • sam-c May 21, 2021 (6:24 pm)

    Oh dang! They’re closing it completely, vs. limiting & directing things like they have at Delridge/ Orchard? That will be rough.

  • Azimuth May 21, 2021 (8:52 pm)

    Everyone will cut through Barton right past 2 daycares. This is going to be dangerous.

    • AMD May 21, 2021 (9:22 pm)

      I think people will cut through Barton once, maybe twice, and then find a new route when they realize that way is awful for a lot of reasons, which is why everyone uses Henderson, even when it takes you a little out of your way.  Also, the daycares have fences.  The kids aren’t running out into the street or anything.  There are grown-ups watching them.

  • flimflam May 21, 2021 (9:04 pm)

    really not seeing how all of the recent “local access only” stuff is legal. these are public, not private streets, to be used as the public sees fit. if someone has a notion to drive on a street they don’t live on they need special permission? totally banned?

    • WSB May 21, 2021 (9:44 pm)

      “Local access’ in a case like this means don’t waste your time unless you live or have business there because it’s a temporary dead end.

    • Echo June 2, 2021 (9:02 pm)

      It’s not illegal for the entity that legally controls access to right-of-way to temporarily restrict that access.

      You don’t own the street, the city/county/state/government does.

      They can/will/do restrict access on occasion. 

  • 1994 May 22, 2021 (8:58 pm)

    “close part of the Barton/Henderson/Delridge intersection for up to three weeks starting Monday” ==== 3 weeks is a long time during this time without the WSB and all the detours!!! I hope the contractors make use of the long day light hours and take much less than 3 weeks!

  • JS May 27, 2021 (8:55 pm)

    Does anyone know why the Delridge project isn’t being done section by section? For instance, the section between Genesee and Juneau has been closed for a year now with no real indication it’s near completion. Separately, whose idea was it to put the worlds largest median on a tight street where most residents park on the street itself? I can only assume it was to slow traffic down. If so, that hasn’t worked. Cars still routinely go down Delridge north of 40mph. The median has also made it more of a crash hazard since passing traffic is now closer to parked cars…hasn’t mattered yet since most residents haven’t been able to mark anywhere near their house for a year. 

  • YL May 27, 2021 (9:27 pm)

    Agree with JS. The significant increase in danger is especially frustrating. The more immediate concern is not the danger since I can’t park my car on Delridge anyway (haven’t been able to since last May; at least I hit 10k steps every day now). The annoyance right now is that I rarely see anyone working to actually complete the project. Between Genesee and Juneau, you might have a crew working three days per week if you’re lucky. No wonder it’s been a year and nothing is done. 

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