Delridge Repaving Project to Start


Below is the notice received from SDOT regarding repaving Delridge from Roxbury to Orchard.  While this is just south of our area, it will affect all of us traveling down to Westwood.

Delridge Way SW Paving Project – SW Orchard St to SW Roxbury St


Construction to begin January 10

Expect Southbound Detours


The southern portion of Delridge Way SW is an important West Seattle arterial that has deteriorated over time.  The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will rebuild Delridge Way SW between SW Orchard and SW Roxbury streets to improve travel conditions and promote safety.

Project Description

  • Construct new concrete and asphalt paving surfaces
  • Install drainage detention pipes and inlets
  • Provide upgraded curb ramps
  • Reconfigure lanes between SW Myrtle and SW Kenyon streets


Project Work Hours and Schedule

Construction is expected to begin January 10, 2013, and be substantially complete by the end of 2013. Normal work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some weekend work and possible night work.


The work will be done in phases to minimize construction impacts to the nearby community. Phases are expected to last two to three months each.


Phase 1: SW Henderson St to SW Trenton St

Phase 2: SW Trenton St to SW Thistle St

Phase 3: SW Thistle St to SW Holden St

Phase 4: SW Holden St to SW Orchard St

Phase 5: SW Roxbury St to SW Henderson St


Project Benefits

  • A smoother ride
  • Greater pedestrian accessibility
  • More visible lane markings
  • Increased storm-water capacity
  • Reduced runoff into Longfellow Creek
  • Improved safety for all travel modes


Project Funding

  • This $6.7 million project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.


Traffic Restrictions During Construction


Delridge Way SW is too narrow to allow two-way traffic during construction.  To ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians and to allow enough space for the crews to complete their work, southbound traffic will be detoured around work zones.  Northbound traffic will be maintained along Delridge Way SW during all but a few weekends when intersections are rebuilt. Also, phase detours will NOT take place simultaneously.  During Phase 1, southbound traffic will be detoured to 25th Avenue SW.  For more information on detours, visit


Project Information & Contacts

Visit the project web site for more details:

Sign up for project updates by sending an email to:

Talk to project team members:

Project Hotline – (206) 257-2214

Alicia Molina, Community Communications Officer,

LeAnne Nelson, Project Communications Lead,


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