Patrick Robinson
SW Roxbury St.

What will happen to Roxbury? A detailed look at the plans

By Gwen Davis

The final SW Roxbury St. safety improvement plans are done. Construction will begin soon.

SDOT’s plans:

-> Pavement improvements. Repavement will occur on Roxbury between 25th Ave. SW and 27th Ave. SW, as well as between 17th Ave. SW and 18th Ave. SW. New curb ramps will be constructed at each intersection. Spot pavement repairs will be made on the western segment of Roxbury.

-> New sidewalks. Sidewalks will be installed on the south side of Roxbury between 28th Ave. SW and 30th Ave. SW.

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On the Go - Week of 5-4-15

Children’s Clothing Donations Needed in May
Neighborhood House High Point Family Center
6400 Sylvan Way S.W.
Donations of clean, new or used children’s clothing (sizes Preemie/NB to 7T ONLY) are needed for a Children’s Clothing Give Away to be held Sat., June 6. Drop off times are Monday’s & Wednesday’s between 11-12:30 p.m. or Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Family Center. For alternate arrangements, with the potential to pick up large donations, contact Megan: 206.588.4900 or Children’s book donations will be accepted on the day of the event ONLY. All left over clothing will be donated to The West Seattle Clothesline (

Mother’s Day Event “Art in the Garden”
Village Green Perennial Nursery
10223 26th Ave. SW
Sun., May 10, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Take Mom to celebrate spring and enjoy complimentary fare of home baked scones, seasonal teas and spritzers, and salads of wild edibles, and enjoy a one woman “Art in the Garden” show by local artist Sheila Lengle. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful gardens.

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35th SW will see some rechannelization and speed reductions before the end of the year under a road safety project proposed by SDOT.

Three lanes and 30 mph will mark the biggest changes coming to 35th SW

"I-35" is the name of a cocktail at The Westy, a tongue in cheek reference to 35th SW and the frequent high speed cars that travel along it. The road is slated to get what many feel are long overdue changes before the end of the year.

The Seattle Department of Transportation after a series of public meetings and a period of data collection has narrowed down the options for 35th SW to two primary choices, but in both, the roadway will change to 30mph and be reduced to three lanes. This "rechannelization" according to SDOT Project Manager Jim Curtin (an Arbor Heights resident) has proven to be very effective in reducing accidents and improving pedestrian safety, in other parts of the city. It would mean a reduction in travel time of about 1 minute from Roxbury Street SW to Avalon Way SW.

That three mile stretch of road sees 16,000 to 24,600 vehicles per day and has has had 294 collisions in the last three years, and five fatalities in the last 10 years.

The two options under consideration are:

Option A

 4 lanes to 3 lanes

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