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