SW Seattle Paving: 35th/Avalon Paving

Updated: August 14, 2020

What’s happening now?

We completed all major construction on the SW Seattle Paving: 35th / Avalon Project. West Seattle - thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we completed these necessary roadway improvements.

For past construction updates, see our construction email archive.   

As the major work on our project is now complete, our project email and voicemail line will no longer be in service.   

The best way to contact us is through SDOT's general information line:

Project Overview

Project map

Paving

We rebuilt the following streets as a part of our project, starting in Spring 2019:

  • SW Avalon Way: SW Spokane St – Fauntleroy Way SW
  • 35th Ave SW: SW Avalon Way – SW Alaska St
  • SW Alaska St: 36th Ave SW – 35th Ave SW

Street redesign and rechannelization

We also redesigned SW Avalon Way to add protected bike lanes and keep the inbound morning bus lane, and to remove some parking and the center turn lane.

Infrastructure upgrades

For all 3 paved streets, we made pedestrian improvements and other infrastructure upgrades on all streets including accessible curb ramps and sidewalks, and upgraded street crossings.

In addition to repaving and rechannelizing roads, and improvements to curb ramps, sidewalks and street crossings, this project included:

  • Closing 30th Ave SW at SW Avalon Way to people driving to reduce cut-through driving behavior
  • Adding new RapidRide transit island at SW Yancy St
  • Reducing speed limits on SW Avalon Way and 35th Ave SW
  • Installing skid-resistant surface treatment on SW Charlestown St and SW Genesee St
  • Adjusting curb line and adding a new planting strip at 3246 SW Avalon Way
  • Closing the slip lane from SW Avalon Way to Fauntleroy Way SW
  • Installing a new water main

Program Description

Each year, we pave arterial streets in poor condition to make them safer, smoother, and to extend their useful life. Keeping our transportation system in a state of good repair helps lower the cost of future maintenance.

We prioritize paving based on pavement condition, traffic volume, geographic equity, cost, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area. These are opportunities to redesign the streets for safety and build pieces of our citywide networks from the Bike Master PlanPedestrian Master PlanTransit Master Plan, and Freight Master Plan.

Schedule

2017: Planning

2018: Design

April 2019: Construction began

Summer 2020: Project completed

Funding

These projects are funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.

Project Materials

Construction phase

Pre-construction phase

Design phase

Planning phase

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La ciudad de Seattle pavimenta las calles cada año, incluyendo algunas de su vecindario. Díganos cómo podríamos cambiar las calles que se pavimentarán en 2019 (véase el mapa) para satisfacer mejor sus necesidades. Para solicitar la traducción de este material llame al (206) 684-8105.