FOLLOWUP: One more delay for SW Yancy reopening

The long-closed stretch of SW Yancy Street near the West Seattle Health Club will not reopen tomorrow as most recently promised. Word from Transitional Resources, the nearby nonprofit whose supportive-housing project is the reason for the closure: “The concrete is all poured on Yancy Street, but the City Inspector is not allowing the road to open until Tuesday.” It has been closed for almost three months; initial word was that the road work mostly involved drainage improvements.

9 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: One more delay for SW Yancy reopening"

  • Well now June 18, 2021 (5:02 pm)

    Walked it yesterday.  One lane is missing it’s cement.  Man they’ve taken their sweet time!

  • Auntie June 18, 2021 (5:12 pm)

    Well, who didn’t see this coming? Delay after delay… I’m sure it will open … someday.

  • Flivver June 18, 2021 (6:02 pm)

    Real reason. SDOT waiting for pandemic to be declared over before reopening.

    • WSB June 18, 2021 (7:30 pm)

      This is not an SDOT project. It is a private contractor, in some coordination with the city regarding the drainage system.

  • MK June 19, 2021 (3:16 am)

    It just never ends. I feel like we are under constant siege
    in this tiny Youngstown neighborhood that no one ever cares about. It’s really
    ironic too. My wife and I bought a house here 10 years ago partly because of
    affordability but more importantly because of the location and how quick and
    easy it was to get around either by bus or car, straddling both Avalon and
    Delridge, right at the foot of the West Seattle Bridge. Since then … well we
    all know about the bridge. Also, 30th Ave to Avalon has been permanently
    closed. Dakota to Delridge has been closed for a long time for SDOT junk
    storage and now Yancy to Avalon has been closed for months. Drivers want to cut
    through the neighborhood all the time because they don’t want to stay in the
    ridiculously long right lane on W Marginal heading toward West Seattle. In the
    past, at least the cut-through traffic was dispersed between Yancy and Genesee.
    Now, with Yancy closed, all traffic divert to one-lane Genesee, which backs up
    all the way to Longfellow Creek in the afternoons to the point where it’s hard
    to even get out of the neighborhood because other cars won’t let you into their
    coveted lane on Genesee, which is now the only way in and out of the whole

    • AMC June 19, 2021 (3:44 pm)

      I couldn’t agree more. It definitely feels like we are trapped and somehow displaced within our own neighborhood and it doesn’t matter if you drive, walk or bike. It’s all a nightmare to try to navigate in and out of our neighborhood.

    • Bill June 19, 2021 (4:19 pm)

      Yes, it has been really frustrating and a challenge remembering what is open or not backed up to the gills. 

  • Eldorado June 19, 2021 (8:33 am)

    Why does it seem there is either a ‘road improvement project’ or a ‘construction project’ on every street in the West Seattle Detour network? This project in particular has taken WAAAAAAAAY too long. 

  • Reed June 19, 2021 (12:28 pm)

    Please remember that this street is a popular route for bike commuters heading to and from downtown and beyond. When it opens back up, remember you are legally obligated to share the road and give cyclists 3 feet.

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