Patrick Robinson
Out with the old and in with the new as crews demolish at the corner of Alaska and 42nd in West Seattle. There will be sidewalk closures during October as the work continues.

Sidewalk closures notice as Junction demolition moves forward

Equity Residential's two-building seven-story project at the heart of the West Seattle Junction where California and Alaska meet is well on its way to reality with demolition of the old building happening throughout October.

Andersen Construction Company issued the following notice, which was shared with us by Susan Melrose, Director of the West Seattle Junction Association:

Demolition of the East Building located at 4203 SW Alaska Street will commence on Monday 10/07/13. The sidewalks and parking located along 42nd Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street will be closed to pedestrians during this time.

Demolition of the West Building located at 4706 California Avenue SW will commence on Monday 10/21/13. The sidewalks and parking located along California Avenue and SW Alaska Street will be closed to pedestrians during this time.

Demolition work will be complete by 10/25/13.

The North end of the Alley will be closed to through traffic as needed during construction activities, however egress will remain open as traffic will be diverted through the parking lot located south of the East Building.

Please note dates are subject to change. We will keep you updated with any changes.

Melrose issued the following statement from WSJA as well:

The Junction Association is working with the construction company to minimize impacts to our neighborhood and to keep The Junction walkable. I would like to convey to the neighborhood that this will be the only time that the sidewalks on California Ave and Alaska St will be closed. The next 18 months might be noisy and at times inconvenient, but your loyal Junction businesses look forward to your continued patronage. The demolition of this building is a notable day in Junction history.

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