ROAD-WORK UPDATE: SW Thistle finally reopens east of Delridge

After more than four months, SW Thistle east of Delridge has finally reopened. This is one of the side streets that’s had work done as part of the repaving/utility project in preparation for next year’s conversion of Metro Route 120 to the RapidRide H Line. But now there’ll be another east-west pinch point – SW Trenton was scheduled to close east of Delridge as soon as Thistle reopened. The southbound Delridge closure is also moving southward, to Trenton-Henderson (with SB Delridge reopening Holden-Trenton), but that hadn’t happened yet when we checked Thistle at noontime; we’ll be making a full corridor check later this afternoon,

3 Replies to "ROAD-WORK UPDATE: SW Thistle finally reopens east of Delridge"

  • DeeJay July 26, 2021 (5:12 pm)

    FINALLY!  the incompetence in this project!  wow.  No intersection, ever shoudl remain closed for a construction project…EVER!  The city/county should never allow it, and should have stipulated to the contractor that thes sort of things will not occur.  Trust me, there are ways to have prevent this from happening; its called oversight.  To add, two thoroughfares, this and namely Barton/Henderson (other Westwood Village route) have both been closed nearly concurrently.  Regardless of what’s happened to the West Seattle Bridge, this uber long intersection closures should never happen, yet far more important this the bridge closure. 

  • ERIKA Harnett July 26, 2021 (10:05 pm)

    The closure of Thistle was ridiculous. Most of the time, it was only closed for parking of construction equipment that could have been parked somewhere else. Those of us living in the neighborhood have paid the price, with people racing through the residential streets, trying to find a through route, and an increase in accidents. 

  • DH July 27, 2021 (6:46 am)

    Yes, I too was frustrated having people speed down the street that I live on and having to drive alternate routes. I also understand that construction projects sometimes require these sorts of closures. It was likely the most efficient and cost saving to have that equipment close to where all the work was being done. I’m looking forward to the H Line and hope the extra construction helps keeps untreated sewer water out of the environment. 

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