TRAFFIC ALERT: Repaving work will close part of westbound SW Alaska on Friday, and two July weekends

Just got word of this from SDOT (as well as an accompanying Metro alert for this weekend):


The westbound lanes of SW Alaska St \between California Ave SW & 44th Ave SW
(The two westbound lanes adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank and Easy Street Records)
Friday, June 25th 9 AM – 3 PM
Saturday, July 10th at 8 AM – Monday July 12th at 6 AM
Saturday, July 17th at 8 AM – Monday July 19th at 6 AM
*Weather permitting

At the location and hours listed above:
-SDOT will replace several concrete panels.
-All westbound traffic will be detoured.
-The detour route will be marked.
-Westbound bus stops (Route 50, 55, 128, and C-Line) will be impacted.
-Eastbound traffic will not be impacted.

Outside the hours listed above, the westbound lanes will be open to all traffic. Some parking in this area will be restricted. 72 hours before the work starts and parking restrictions begin, “NO PARKING” signs will be placed on the street. Sidewalk access will not be impacted. Construction impacts include noise and dust. SDOT crews will complete each workday by 7PM.

For this weekend’s Metro reroutes, see this page.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Repaving work will close part of westbound SW Alaska on Friday, and two July weekends"

  • Anne June 24, 2021 (12:53 pm)

    So paving will be happening during sidewalk sale!

  • Eldorado June 25, 2021 (7:58 am)

    Oh good. Perfect timing again. Let’s add more bottlenecks and construction blockages to an already over-breached detour route. 

  • Reed June 25, 2021 (7:10 pm)

    West Seattle drivers: the roads are terrible, fix them!Also West Seattle drivers: why are you inconveniencing me by fixing the roads? 

  • Justin June 26, 2021 (4:53 pm)

    Please tell me this includes a road diet. It’s shameful to have 4 lanes with no bike or transit infrastructure in the most walkable part of the “urban village”.Why would anyone choose to take the bus if it gets stuck in the same traffic as cars? Why would anyone choose to bike when they have to claim the lane going uphill? Repaving without reconsidering a diet is such a waste.

    • WSB June 26, 2021 (8:48 pm)

      That part of Alaska is only 1 lane.

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