ROAD-WORK ALERT: Paving early Tuesday at Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection

2 PM: ust in from SDOT:

This past weekend, we completed most of the work at the West Marginal Way and Highland Park Way intersection. The final work at this intersection starting early Tuesday AM as we repave two lanes of westbound Highland Park Way.

Starting at 1 a.m. (Tuesday, Aug.31), we are repaving two westbound lanes on Highland Park Way at the West Marginal Way intersection.

We will leave one westbound lane open for people driving while we pave both lanes. As soon as one lane is done and the pavement is cooled, we will open it up to people driving at start work on the second lane. Work will begin around 1 a.m. tonight and is estimated to be done by 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

ADDED 3:33 PM: We asked SDOT what remains to be done here and when it’s expected to be finished: “We are estimated to complete work at the intersection tentatively by end of September. We have a few items to do, such as install and paint concrete curbs and install reflective pavement markers on curbs, and it should take a few more weeks.”

9 Replies to "ROAD-WORK ALERT: Paving early Tuesday at Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection"

  • Sparky August 30, 2021 (8:45 pm)

    Anybody know why the light at West Marginal/2nd Ave (aka The Southern Point of The Bermuda Triangle) started flipping to extended reds?  It’s really messing up the flow through that intersection. 

    • WSB August 30, 2021 (8:47 pm)

      Please report signal problems to SDOT. 206-684-ROAD. When urgent (like, signal out) 206-386-1800.

      • jb August 31, 2021 (12:02 am)

        Why did it take SDOT over a year to figure out that the islands at W Marginal and Highland Park need to be removed to  make traffic move through that intersection?  And then it takes over a month to fix the problem.  Why wasn’t the work done ALL night, could have been completed in a week.  But SDOT calls the shots, so do they really care about West Seattle.   I think not! 

    • trickycoolj August 31, 2021 (9:57 am)

      As a 10 year commuter through there this happens ALL the time, and Find-it-Fix-it just ignores it.  Just hope you don’t get rear ended, I know I watched a few close calls in my rearview mirror when that light gets off-sync.

  • Smittytheclown August 31, 2021 (6:51 am)

    I thought I read somewhere they were adding a right turn arrow on WB Highland Park to NB W Marginal?  It’s infuriating when people sit at a red and don’t take their “free right” when clear.  A right green arrow would be way more efficient.  

    • Jort August 31, 2021 (10:41 am)

      Or just wait 15 seconds and move on.

    • Mike August 31, 2021 (11:44 am)

      There is a right turn arrow there now. I saw it a couple of days ago.

  • Andrea September 1, 2021 (7:19 am)

    Sooo very excited about the right turn arrow from HP to WM, did not know that was in the plans and was pleasantly surprised last night on my way home. Great improvements at that intersection!

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