Update: The C-line Project in West Seattle is Moving Right Along

Seattle’s first Rapid Ride Line, the C-line in West Seattle,  is a joint transit improvements project of SDOT and King County Metro Transit.  These improvements will create a faster, more reliable corridor for Metro’s new RapidRide buses. Construction for the C Line, which will begin service next fall, is moving right along on schedule. 

The first phase of SDOT’s component of the project is nearing completion.  This phase has involved forming and pouring concrete for the sidewalk and bus shelter foundations in the north and southbound direction on Fauntleroy Way SW at SW Rose, SW Webster and SW Myrtle streets.   Construction work, which began last week, will continue this week with the pouring of curb, sidewalk/ curb ramps and bus shelter foundation northbound on California Avenue SW and SW Findlay Street.  Work on drainage items and preparation for sidewalk, curb and bus shelter foundation work is also scheduled to occur this week north and southbound on California Avenue SW just north of Fauntleroy Way SW. Once that work has been substantially completed work will transition to the area of Fauntleroy Way SW just west of California Avenue SW  westbound.  Minor work will continue to occur on these sites to add final touches to the work completed so far.

SDOT’s improvements will include the installation of Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes, bus bulbs and other bus zone upgrades, a bike lane, and other modifications to the areas roadway striping . These enhancements are being financed through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and the voter-approved “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy and “Transit Now” voter-approved tax. Construction should be completed this spring.

Later in the work schedule, Metro will begin working in these same locations when it starts installing the service-related features such as bus shelters , Orca Card readers and real-time arrival information boards.  

As the work progresses, we will keep you posted.   You can find more information on the project website.