David Rosen
The southern section of the Delridge Way S.W. paving project will be detoured at Southwest Roxbury Street in Phase Five starting Oct. 9.

UPDATE: Delridge detour reversal delayed

Northbound traffic will be detoured at SW Roxbury Street

UPDATE: Oct. 8
The plan to reverse the Delridge Paving Project phase five detour is delayed. The Seattle Department of Transportation is working with the contractor to ensure safe implementation of the change. Until further notice, Delridge Way SW southbound traffic between SW Henderson to SW Roxbury streets will continue to be detoured at SW Henderson Street. Northbound traffic will continue to be maintained.

We apologize for any inconvenience this alteration in plans causes! Safety is SDOT’s primary goal and the reason behind the detour reversal delay. More information will be released as it is confirmed

Original Post Oct. 7
Information from SDOT

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9, northbound traffic on Delridge Way Southwest will be detoured at Southwest Roxbury Street in Phase Five of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Delridge Way Southwest Paving Project. The change reverses the direction of the previous Phase Five detour. Maintaining southbound traffic while detouring northbound traffic is expected to:

· Simplify traffic control measures for ease of understanding for the traveling public
· Eliminate the buildup of excessive traffic at the intersection of Southwest Roxbury Street and 16th Avenue Southwest due to the detour
· Allow for a more natural traffic flow - southbound on Delridge Way in the original right lane
· Reduce the possibility of someone driving in the wrong direction.

The new detour will direct northbound Delridge Way Southwest traffic at Southwest Roxbury Street onto northbound 16th Avenue Southwest and then onto westbound Southwest Henderson Street to return to Delridge Way (see map attached). This detour will remain in place until the project is complete at the end of the year.

To ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians and to allow enough space for the crews to conduct this work, curb-side parking on Delridge Way will be inaccessible between Southwest Henderson and Southwest Roxbury streets until project completion.

For additional project information, please visit the website at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_delridge.htm

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