Delridge Neighborhood Greenway Safe Connections

Updated: October 28, 2019

What's happening now?

SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund team is coordinating improvements on SW Andover St and at the intersection of SW Andover St and Delridge Way SW with the RapidRide H project, which is wrapping up design work before breaking ground in 2020. This coordination will allow us to make improvements to SW Andover St ahead of schedule.

The Neighborhood Street Fund team is also designing a railing to be installed on the onramp from Delridge Way SW to the West Seattle Bridge. This component of the project is on-schedule for construction in 2021.

Project Overview

This project is a combination of two community proposals to enhance the connection between the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and the West Seattle Bridge Trail:

  • Improvements to SW Andover St between 26th Ave SW (Delridge Neighborhood Greenway) and Delridge Way SW, as well as the intersection of SW Andover St & Delridge Way SW. These include protected bike lanes, green pavement markings, a new left turn pocket for people riding bikes, right turn on red restrictions, and other changes.
  • A new railing on the onramp from the Delridge Way SW to the West Seattle Bridge. This on-ramp hosts a multiuse trail that links to the West Seattle Bridge Trail, but it currently lacks a railing between the trail and traffic using the onramp. This project will include a new railing, trimming overgrown plants to increase the usable width of the trail, and spot pavement repairs. 

Benefits

  • Enhance safety - Enhancements to SW Andover St will make travel more predictable and separate people biking from traffic. Installing the railing leading to the West Seattle Bridge Trail will further separate people walking and biking from traffic at a narrow point in the trail. These safety improvements help us make progress towards our Vision Zero goals of eliminating traffic fatalities and makes walking, biking, and taking transit more attractive and comfortable.
  • Strengthen connections - The route being improved by this project lies between two popular existing facilities - the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and the West Seattle Bridge Trail. Improving the route between the two makes both facilities more useful to more people.

Schedule

The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2021.NSF timeline

PhaseTimeline
Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2021

Project Background

In 2019, the Delridge Neighborhood Greenways Safe Connection Project was one of 15 projects selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program. This project is a combination of two community proposals to strengthen the connection between the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway and the West Seattle Bridge Trail.

Questions?

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