Delridge RapidRide

Downtown Seattle to Delridge to Burien

What's happening now?

Thank you to everyone who visited the online open house and provided feedback on improvements planned for Delridge Way SW. We are reviewing all the ideas and feedback we received, and will use what we heard to help us select a preferred option as we begin designing improvements.

King County Metro is currently running a survey to help prioritize needs and opportunities around Route 120. It builds on input you shared with us this spring and will help us evaluate the performance of future improvements.

The Metro RapidRide H Line project will provide fast, frequent, and reliable public transportation between Downtown Seattle and Burien through the Delridge neighborhood. We'll be improving walking and biking to bus stops and make sure people and goods keep moving.

Explore the rest of the webpage for detailed information on the project, including the schedule and project documents. 

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Project Overview

Delridge Way SW is one of seven new corridors where the we are partnering with King County Metro to enhance transit connections and upgrade existing bus routes to Metro RapidRide service. Upgrading Metro Route 120 into the RapidRide H Line will keep people moving by:

  • Keeping buses frequent and on-time
  • Adding more buses at night and on weekends
  • Upgrading to Metro RapidRide bus stops with lighting, real-time arrival info, and more
  • Improving sidewalks and paths for people walking and people riding bikes

We're working to balance the needs of everyone who uses the corridor, whether they're in a bus, a car, walking or riding a bike.

Questions about RapidRide or how it could benefit you? Get all the details at Seattle's RapidRide Expansion Program website or visit Metro's RapidRide website.

How can I get involved?

We're always interested in meeting with community and neighborhood groups that want to learn more about the project and make their voices heard. You can request a briefing by emailing RapidRide@seattle.gov or calling (206) 684-5189. More details and opportunities to get involved will be announced as they are scheduled.

Do you live outside the city of Seattle?

King County Metro is bringing RapidRide amenities and improving service between the Seattle City limits and Burien. Additional project funding for these improvements comes from grant sources that Metro has already secured. Metro will be conducting public outreach about the project changes in these areas in 2018. To stay informed or find out more, contact Jenna Franklin, King County Department of Transportation Community Relations Planner, at jfranklin@kingcounty.gov.

Milestones and Schedule

The table below outlines the project's key milestones and basic schedule.

TimelineActivities/Milestones
February - March 2015 Early community outreach about project
June 2015 Open House / Transportation Forum on existing conditions
July 2015 - March 2016 Completed studies and analysis and used community feedback to develop a report on the corridor's existing conditions
October 2016 Community outreach to receive feedback on community transportation preferences and trade-offs
March 2017 Share conceptual options for community feedback
Winter 2017 Share outcome of outreach and technical analysis
Early 2018 Preferred concept moves into design
Summer/Fall 2018 Final design complete, advertise for construction bids
2019-2020 Construction
2020 Metro RapidRide H Line service begins

RapidRide H Line Library

March 2017

October 2016

Funding

This project is partially funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Additional grant funding has been secured and is being sought by both Seattle and King County.