FOLLOWUP: SW Yancy closure not close to over yet

We’ve been following up on the SW Yancy closure east of Avalon Way, severing a busy route to and from businesses including West Seattle Athletic Club, among other destinations. The road’s been closed because of utility/drainage work related to the supportive-housing complex that Transitional Resources is building at 2821 SW Yancy. When last we checked, construction firm Buchanan General Contracting cited “design delays” for stretching out the work beyond its expected completion date last month. Today they have an update on the work:

We sincerely apologize for the extended closures and delays. The first half of the street will be repaved on May 22nd. Seattle Public Utilities rescheduled the water main connection to May 29th, grading will happen the following week, and paving for the rest of the street will be completed June 9th.

So – three more weeks to go. Transitional Resources says the apartments themselves are expected to open early August.

5 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: SW Yancy closure not close to over yet"

  • Sheila G May 19, 2021 (7:05 pm)


  • Delridge May 19, 2021 (8:52 pm)

    WSB, thanks so much for following up on this. Severely disappointed and frustrated with these folks given how much they have and will be going past their original timeline. Thankfully, it will be over soon. 

  • Amrakx May 20, 2021 (5:59 am)

    Vital artery to the West Seattle Health Club, unappreciated inconvenience.

  • Mamasuze May 20, 2021 (2:29 pm)

    When they started this…. they said three weeks. It is becoming practically impossible to get anywhere around here. shouldn’t be able to close off public streets for unending periods because they can’t do their jobs properly in a timely way. 

  • Deeve May 25, 2021 (7:26 pm)

    Very disappointed at their incompetence.  

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