Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
Last updated: February 4, 2015
As soon as Monday, February 16, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will begin construction of pedestrian safety improvements along Delridge Way SW between SW Andover Street and the West Seattle Bridge Trail.
Pre-construction activities include the installation of new Seattle City Light poles and equipment staging. For safety purposes, construction barriers have been placed in the area to facilitate the installation of the new poles.
2/16-3/6 – Construction will start at the intersection of SW Andover Street and Delridge Way SW as crews remove existing asphalt and install new storm drainage and curb ramps. You can expect curb lane restrictions, parking restrictions, transit stop relocations, pedestrian and bicycle detours around the work area.
After the above work completed, crews will begin working north of SW Andover Street, during which time additional traffic restrictions will be in place. This will include temporary driveway and parking restrictions, lane restrictions, and pedestrian detours around the work area. Access to the West Seattle Bridge Trail will occasionally be restricted; bicyclists and pedestrians may be detoured around the construction area via 23rd Avenue SW or use an alternate route. At times, 23rd Avenue SW at Delridge Way SW will be closed to through traffic. Local access will be maintained.
During construction you can expect:
- Temporary driveway closures of up to 7 days; advance notice will be provided
- Closure of 23rd Avenue SW at Delridge Way SW
- Parking and lane restrictions near the work area
- Construction during normal work hours, between 7 AM and 6 PM, with possible weekend work
- Noise, dust and vibration associated with concrete removal and paving
- Impacts to bus stops
- Restricted access to the West Seattle Bridge Trail
- Pedestrian and bicycle detours
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The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to construct several pedestrian transportation safety improvements along Delridge Way SW between SW Andover Street and the West Seattle Bridge Trail. This project will help improve the connection for pedestrians and bicyclists from the West Seattle Bridge multi-use trail to the signalized intersection at Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St, and beyond to the Delridge and West Seattle neighborhoods. Most importantly, this project will improve safety for all roadway users.
Project elements include:
- Widened sidewalk along the east side of Delridge Way SW
- Curb ramps at Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
- Redesign of 23rd Ave SW where it meets Delridge Way SW to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance and provide uninterrupted sidewalk
The goal of these pedestrian safety improvements is to help make Delridge safer and more comfortable for a variety of travel modes. The work includes:
- More sidewalk capacity for pedestrians and bicyclists
- ADA compliant curb ramps, for smoother and improved access for pedestrians and bicyclists
- Safer connection between the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and the West Seattle Bridge Trail
This work is jointly funded by the Washington State Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bicycle Program, the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund, and the Bicycle Master Plan.
These improvements recently reached 100 percent design. The project team anticipates moving to construction in the winter of 2015.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Alicia Bell-Molina, Community Communications Officer