Delridge Final Phase Adds Ped Improvements

The Delridge Paving Project that is rebuilding approximately one and a half miles of Delridge Way SW between SW Orchard and Roxbury streets, and installing new storm water detention capacity beneath much of that, will now add more pedestrian safety improvements. To continue to meet the goals of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan, the small one-way northbound section of 17th Avenue SW between Delridge Way SW and SW Cambridge Street will be permanently closed. This area is currently closed to facilitate construction and will be closed permanently once construction is complete. Cambridge will remain open to two-way traffic.

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Benefits of 17th Avenue SW permanent closure include:

  • Safer and more comfortable connection for those who choose to walk or ride bicycles to White Center
  • Clear, less complicated operation of intersection at Delridge Way SW and 17th Avenue SW
  • Traffic calming and reduced cut-through traffic on 17th Avenue SW, north of SW Cambridge Street
  • Possibility of new community uses of this space

The corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Cambridge Street will be improved to accommodate motorists traveling northbound on Delridge Way SW to make a right turn onto SW Cambridge Street. To learn more about the pedestrian improvements, visit the project web site.

The Delridge Way SW Paving Project is in its final phase, from SW Henderson to SW Roxbury streets, with southbound traffic detoured to 16th Avenue SW at SW Henderson. To ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians and to allow enough space for the crews to complete their work, on-street parking will be inaccessible during the majority of Phase 5, which began Monday. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.