DELRIDGE PROJECT: SW Genesee not closing this weekend after all, but more south-end closures ahead

SW Genesee west of Delridge is NOT closing again this weekend after all, according to SDOT. (Added 1:33 pm – SDOT clarifies that it IS closed today, but will reopen when work is done and will NOT close Saturday-Sunday.) The work at that intersection was will be completed ahead of schedule. The RapidRide H Line preparation project‘s weekly update has just arrived and here are the other key points:

*Street and sidewalk upgrades between Delridge Way SW and Puget Blvd SW/23rd Ave SW to begin as early as next week

*Street demolition and paving along Delridge Way SW between SW Holden St and SW Thistle St to continue through next weekend, July 24-25. Southbound traffic along Delridge Way SW should continue to detour around this area via SW Holden St, 35th Ave, and SW Trenton:

*SW Trenton St closed at Delridge Way SW to complete intersection upgrades as early as July 26. Once SW Thistle St is upgraded, we will reopen the street to traffic. SW Trenton St will then close for upgrades. We’ll have more information and a detour map for this work next week.

*Full closure of Delridge Way SW from SW Henderson St to SW Cambridge St to complete street upgrades beginning as early as July 29. This work will continue through the weekend, with night work planned for July 30. We anticipate reopening the street by Monday, August 2. A full closure is required because of how narrow the street is through this area. We’ll have more information and a detour map for this work next week.

*Intersection upgrades at SW Henderson St continue through next week

See the full project preview for the week ahead by going here.

12 Replies to "DELRIDGE PROJECT: SW Genesee not closing this weekend after all, but more south-end closures ahead"

  • Robyn July 16, 2021 (1:03 pm)

    Anyone know if Route 50 is still diverted away from Delridge/SW Genesee all weekend? The notice is still posted. Thanks!

    • WSB July 16, 2021 (1:19 pm)

      Checking with Metro on that – see comment above, saying it’s closed RIGHT NOW, so we’re trying to clarify what SDOT in that case meant…

  • North Delridge July 16, 2021 (1:09 pm)

    That’s strange because it’s been closed for at least the last hour.

    • WSB July 16, 2021 (1:17 pm)

      When they said “weekend” maybe they meant only Sat-Sun … thanks for the eyes-on report. Checking.

    • WSB July 16, 2021 (1:32 pm)

      SDOT clarifies, there’s a closure today (until the work is done) but NOT Saturday-Sunday.

  • Sam-c July 16, 2021 (1:55 pm)

    Re: Night work on July 30- that section of Delridge. Is that overnight?

  • Jerrold July 16, 2021 (3:20 pm)

    Whats going on at the chelan intersection though?

  • Pdx77 July 16, 2021 (4:40 pm)

    I wonder how they will re route the busses for the ones that layover on 26th ave.  (60, 125 and 560). Currently they turn on Trenton from Delridge for their lay over spot. 

    • Pdx77 July 16, 2021 (6:10 pm)

      Correction: I meant to say 25th ave between Trenton and Barton is where they lay over 

  • bolo July 17, 2021 (5:24 pm)

    SW Genesee was blocked off this morning at Delridge. Verified saw the barriers as I passed by at 9:30 AM Sat.

    • WSB July 17, 2021 (5:41 pm)

      Sorry, guess we’re only as good as the info we get, that was directly from, and re-verified with, the project team. Will go back for a look in a bit … just got home after spending most of the last 7 hours covering stuff and now have to write about it all …

      • WSB July 17, 2021 (11:23 pm)

        P.S. When we went to look shortly after that comment, it was clear.

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