June 26, 2020 Potholing and stormwater pipework will continue throughout the corridor in the three work zones listed below.
Starting this Saturday, June 27, we will continue demolition work on the roadway from SW Findlay St to SW Juneau St.
See below for more information about what to expect during construction next week.
In order to keep West Seattle moving and bring RapidRide service to your community as quickly as possible, weekend work and some night work will be ongoing for the duration of this project. Please plan accordingly for this work.
We will notify you in advance of planned night work. Night work hours are from 7 PM to 6 AM. We will be obtaining noise variances to complete work outside of normal working hours.
What to expect this weekend We will work in all three zones at the same time, from north to south on Delridge Way SW. No Parking signs will be posted on both sides of the street in each phase of work to shift traffic around the work zones.
We may need to work in front of properties for short periods of time. We will notify residents in advance of any extended access restrictions.
Work by zone
In order to keep West Seattle moving, we are working as quickly and efficiently as possible to bring RapidRide H Line bus service to the Delridge, White Center, and Burien communities. Please know that our work zones may shift from what is listed below, as we adjust work to complete this project efficiently, and on schedule.
Zone A (West Seattle Bridge to SW Findlay St)
Demolition work from SW Charlestown St to SW Dakota St
For the next few weeks, we will be completing demolition, concrete and electrical work in the roadway and sidewalk between SW Charlestown St and SW Dakota St. Lanes will be shifted around the work zone.
We plan to move to the east side of Delridge Way SW when the west side is complete
SW Genesee and SW Oregon streets
We will continue conducting utility and storm drainage work. Please expect traffic to be shifted to one side of Delridge Way SW.
Zone B (SW Findlay St to north of SW Orchard St)
SW Findlay St to SW Juneau St
We will continue installing utility pipes. Please expect traffic to be shifted to one side of Delridge Way SW.
Zone C (North of SW Orchard St to White Center)
We will finish connecting catch basins throughout this zone
REMINDER: Businesses along the corridor are open during this work. Please follow posted detour signs as you visit these businesses.
Work throughout the corridor
Continued potholing for utility work
In each of the three work zones, travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction with restricted turns. Please follow posted traffic signs.
New temporary left-turn pocket lanes at SW Orchard St will be installed later this summer to allow people driving to make left turns onto Delridge Way SW. These turn pockets will also be included when we install the final project street configuration.
No Parking signs are now in effect Earlier this month, No Parking signs were placed on both sides of the corridor to stage equipment and prepare for construction. No Parking signs will be removed when possible as our work changes.
We are working with organizations in the community to find parking solutions for residents during construction. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, we will be enforcing the No Parking signs for the safety of the traveling public and our workers.
To learn more about what parking in the neighborhood will look like after construction is complete, please visit our final design site at rapidridehline.participate.online.
Below is a map of the project corridor. Please note that we are staging equipment at the following streets off of Delridge Way SW and through traffic will be restricted.
SW Dakota St, west side of Delridge
SW Edmonds St, west side of Delridge
SW Edmonds St, east side of Delridge
SW Hudson St, west side of Delridge
SW Hudson St, east side of Delridge
SW Puget Blvd, east side of Delridge
We will close the gravel alley behind the apartments to the first driveway and use this area for staging.
SW Brandon St, west side of Delridge
SW Juneau St (summer only)
SW Willow St, west side of Delridge
We will begin working at the same time near the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, SW Findlay St and SW Orchard St intersections and work our way from north to south.
Stay informed during construction Construction timelines are always subject to change and we will continue to provide updates. The best way to stay up to date about project benefits, detours, work hours, lane closures, and other improvements is by signing up to get our weekly construction updates.
What to expect during construction
Generally, we anticipate working weekdays between 7 AM and 7 PM. Impacts will include:
Noise, dust, and large vehicle traffic
Temporary construction parking restrictions for weeks at a time
If you have concerns about accessibility or other impacts of construction, please send us your address, contact information, and concerns so that we can better understand and work together throughout construction. You can reach us at DelridgeTransit@Seattle.govor call 206-775-8739.
As part of this project, we will be upgrading curb ramps throughout the corridor. You can expect curb ramp demolition to look like the photo above.
West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project The closure of the West Seattle Bridge has impacted access to the Delridge community and how we all get around. Our Delridge Way SW – RapidRide H Line team is committed to keeping streets open and moving as much as possible and doing everything we can to minimize additional disruptions caused by construction and paving. Learn more about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety project and sign up for email alerts to get the latest about the bridge. If you have questions about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge project, please contact their team by: Phone: 206-684-7623 Email:684-Road@seattle.gov
At the City of Seattle, we are continuing to follow guidance from federal, state, and local leaders and our public health partners regarding COVID-19. To keep our crews and the public safe, we have required all contractors to submit updated jobsite Health and Safety Plans to ensure that they comply with the safety and social distancing requirements in the Governor’s Order.
Thank you Seattle Voters This project is jointly funded by King County Metro and SDOT’s Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle. This will be the first RapidRide project funded by the Levy to Move Seattle to break ground, marking a major milestone for the levy!