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 4-27-15

“Soulful Songwriters” in Benefit Concert
Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
7141 California Ave. SW
Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m. Share an intimate evening of acoustic original music by three stellar songwriters and performers - Rand Cufley (member of popular rock band, Not Dead Yet), Tom Humphries, and Kathleen Tracy (founder/director of Columbia City Community Chorus). The evening’s songs will span the human experience and we guarantee you will laugh, cheer, be moved, and be glad you came. $10 suggested donation (or pay what you can) to benefit the Westside UU Congregation. Reception to follow. More info: wsuu.org or 206.935.0418

Volunteers Urgently Needed to Advocate for Long-Term Care Residents

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SDOT
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
SW ROXBURY ST TO SW EDMUNDS ST

Rechannelization
 4 lanes to 3 lanes

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