David Rosen
Work is now underway on Genesee Street SW on traction improvements to the notably steep grade. The same kind of work is being done on Charlestown Street SW.

UPDATE: Traction improvements coming to Genesee and Charlestown Streets next week

UPDATE Aug 13 11:30am

Work is now underway on Genesee Street SW just east of Avalon Way SW on a grade that is very steep. SDOT crews are making traction improvements to the road.

Original Post

SDOT will conduct what they call "shot blasting" on Aug 12 -13 to make traction improvements at two locations in West Seattle next week. Shot blasting will propel a high-speed stream of abrasive material at the street surface to roughen it and create a better grip for vehicles. Dates are subject to change.

Flaggers will be on site at road closures to provide local access and guidance. This work will be completed in a single weekday at each location and will take place between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The following describes the scheduled roadway closures:

Aug. 12: SW Charlestown Street between 49th Avenue SW and California Avenue SW (local access only)
· Work zone is SW Charlestown Street between 47th Avenue SW and 45th Avenue SW

· Eastbound traffic detoured via 49th Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way, and California Avenue SW

· Westbound traffic detoured via California Avenue SW, SW Admiral Way, and 49th Avenue SW

Aug. 13: SW Genesee Street between SW Avalon Way and Delridge Way SW (local access only)
· Work zone is SW Genesee Street between SW Avalon Way and 30th Avenue SW

· Eastbound traffic detoured via SW Avalon Way, SW Yancy Street, 28th Avenue SW, SW Andover Street, and Delridge Way SW

· Westbound traffic detoured via Delridge Way SW, SW Andover Street, 28th Avenue SW, SW Yancy Street, and SW Avalon Way

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