DELRIDGE PROJECT: Now the RapidRide H Line bus-station work begins

(25th/Barton RapidRide station rendering)

As the repaving/utility work along Delridge Way gets closer to concluding, a new phase of RapidRide H Line preparation begins – bus-station construction. The first two West Seattle/White Center work locations are about to get started, with this work ahead in next three to four weeks:

SW Barton St (SW Barton St and 25th Ave SW intersection, and the crossing between 26th Ave SW and 29th Ave SW)
-Storm, sewer, and utilities work
-Sidewalk and curb ramp installation
-Demolition and electrical work on northbound and westbound stations at SW Barton St and 26th Ave SW

SW Roxbury St and 15th Ave SW
-Storm, sewer, and utilities work
-Sidewalk and curb ramp installation
-Traffic signal modifications
-Demolition and electrical work on northbound and southbound stations at SW Roxbury St and 15th Ave SW

Crews also will be working at station locations further south in White Center and Burien. See more info on the Metro website. The H Line’s multiple-times-delayed launch is currently set for fall 2022.

As for the ongoing Delridge work, here are the highlights for the week ahead:

-We are continuing to work at SW Findlay St. We have recently completed some sidewalk upgrades in the area, but will remain near the intersection to install a new RapidRide bus station on the east side of the street.

-SW Willow St will be closed at Delridge Way SW for upgrades to the street

-The stairs near SW Holden St between Delridge Way SW and 20th Ave SW remain closed while we continue to upgrade lighting

-Intersection upgrades at SW Henderson St will continue for several weeks as we rebuild the street. We are also upgrading sidewalks as part of this work, which will take place in July.

-In the coming weeks, we will return to SW Barton Pl to upgrade the sidewalks on the west side of Delridge Way SW

This week’s full preview can be seen here.

11 Replies to "DELRIDGE PROJECT: Now the RapidRide H Line bus-station work begins"

  • Bill June 27, 2021 (10:56 pm)

    Are we still going to have a 120 line that actually provides service every couple of blocks instead of every half mile?

    • WSB June 27, 2021 (10:59 pm)

      No, the H Line replaces the 120. There were many comments about stop spacing so they adjusted to more like 1/3 of a mile.

  • coffeedude June 28, 2021 (8:26 am)

    It would be so nice if the 25th and Barton stop could become a 4 way or a light.  That is a horrible intersection.

  • mlc0814 June 28, 2021 (11:21 am)

    When does Thistle east of Delridge reopen?  The street work was done over a week ago but the street remains blocked, and being used for parking construction equipment. 

  • Bean June 28, 2021 (11:33 am)

    If this was China it would have all been done in a matter of weeks.  It blows me away how long it takes to do a project like this…and the longer it takes of course the more it costs.  Sometimes I think it’s intentional.

  • Jim P. June 28, 2021 (12:05 pm)

    I note the rendering shows no. none, zero benches unless my eyes are playing tricks.So nice of transit to add that extra little touch that makes waiting for buses the special little hell it is if you are older or handicapped and need to sit now and then but who do not use a walker or wheelchair.Especially with the seeming increase in cancelled runs so you get to wait a lot longer.  Thanks transit!Getting to the point where I’d drive if I could.  More and more bus benches are being ripped out all over the city it seems.

    • WSB June 28, 2021 (12:09 pm)

      This is just a rendering. Not the final design necessarily. So please don’t make any assumptions based on it.

    • AMD June 28, 2021 (4:45 pm)

      Hey Jim, it’s not too late to e-mail Metro and let them know your concerns.  As WSB says, the rendering may not show benches where there are plans for some, but there could also be no plans for benches.  People complain about benches in bus stops because they see homeless people sitting on them and decide the benches are the reason for all ills in the neighborhood (because god forbid poor people sit down from time to time), but don’t think about the very real impact it has on those who are older, disabled, or who’ve just had a long day of working on their feet.

  • WS_Native June 28, 2021 (12:53 pm)

    More buckled pavement coming soon to a street near you. And they wonder why both bridges are failing early…hey, build some more apts for more people on existing old streets and just increase the amount of busses. Great plan!

    • WSB June 28, 2021 (12:59 pm)

      Actually, this is why they’ve spent many months rebuilding much of Delridge as concrete road.

  • Robin Faletogo June 30, 2021 (11:40 am)

    Why are they tearing up the street again on 8400 block on Delridge? 

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