(Repaved section completed today, between Findlay and Juneau)
A full repaving of 35th Avenue SW has long been postponed – the last major mention in our records was five years and two SDOT there are admins suggesting it won’t happen until 2023. Not on the schedule until 2024 right now, but SDOT recently redid a block here and a block there. Most of them went without much advance announcement – aside from last weekend’s traffic alerts, including the plan to repave 35th between Holly and Morgan. After going over another stretch of work today between Juneau and Findlay, we asked SDOT for a list of what’s been done and what’s still to come. Spokesperson Ethan Bergerson answered:
This is part of our Reconnect West Seattle work. We’re working to repair pavement roughness on roads like 35th Avenue SW that saw less traffic when the West Seattle Bridge was closed and will likely become more heavily used once the bridge reopens.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve paved several blocks on 35th Ave SW, including:
SW Barton St to SW Trenton St (two blocks)
SW Kenyon St to SW Holden St
SW Myrtle St to SW Willow St
SW Holly St to SW Morgan St
SW Graham St to SW Raymond St
SW Juneau St to SW Findlay St (we are finishing this work today).
In the near future, we also plan to pave another block of 35th Ave SW from SW Edmunds St to SW Alaska St.