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SW Spokane St Arterial Paving Project

Updated April 11, 2017

The project to repave lower SW Spokane St between East Marginal Way and SW Klickitat was completed last year, however, it has been determined that several short segments of the pavement need to be replaced.  This work was scheduled to occur Wednesday, April 12, but has now been delayed due to the likelihood of rain.  It is now tentatively rescheduled for next Wednesday, April 19, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Specifically, a piece of 11th Ave SW just south of SW Spokane St (and north of Klickitat Ave SW) will be closed for these repairs. 

Westbound traffic onto Harbor Island will not be impacted, but traffic leaving Harbor Island and headed west to West Seattle will need to detour east off of Harbor Island to under the Alaskan Way Viaduct for a turnaround on surface Spokane St, to again head westbound. 

In addition, several small spot repairs will take place on Klickitat Ave SW, just west of the driveway into the office park on the south side of the street.  These repairs will not require any detour. 

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Project Elements

  • Repave street surface
  • Add new pedestrian crossing (with pedestrian push button signal request) on the West Seattle Bridge Trail (west side of the intersection of SW Spokane St & Klickitat Ave SW/11th Ave SW)
  • Build new and upgraded curb bulbs and curb ramps
  • Replace 2 active railroad crossings
  • Remove an abandoned railroad crossing
  • Construct raised crosswalk on the north side of the 900 block of SW Spokane St, creating a speed bump to slow people driving as they cross the paths of people walking or biking on the West Seattle Bridge Trail
  • Repair sections of sidewalk and trail where tree roots have badly cracked the surface.

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Project Benefits

  • Improved safety for all users
  • Compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • A smoother ride
  • Reduced future maintenance costs

Questions or Comments?

Paul Elliott, Project Communications Lead

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