Travel Advisory | As part of Reconnect West Seattle, we’re paving this weekend in South Park & Highland Park. Part of 1st Ave S will be temporarily closed.

A past paving project in West Seattle along SW Avalon Way. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr.

Summary 

  • Weather permitting, crews will begin paving work this weekend at two locations:  
    • South Park: 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and SW Kenyon St 
    • Highland Park: Intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW 
  • Paving will take place between 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in both locations. 
  • Part of the Reconnect West Seattle package of mobility projects, this paving work is part of our effort to improve detour routes through the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure, and reduce the impact of the detour routes on affected communities. 

South Park | Paving on 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and SW Kenyon St 

This map shows the project location: 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and S Kenyon St. The detour route, shown in green, is on Highway 509.

On Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, crews will be repaving 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale and SW Kenyon St from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM each day. 

During this work, this section of 1st Ave S will be closed to through traffic. Detour signage will be available to help drivers navigate this closure. People driving should follow the detour signs and use Highway 509 to travel north and south around the area.  

Local access to businesses will be maintained, and 1st Ave S will fully reopen after 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  

Highland Park | Paving at the intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW  

This map shows the intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW, where crews are repaving three concrete panels this weekend.

On Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, crews will be replacing three concrete panels at the intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW. Some parking will be restricted nearby to allow two lanes of traffic to flow normally past the work zone.  

Traffic control and parking restrictions will remain in place until early on Monday, March 29, to allow the concrete time to fully harden.  

This work is weather permitting, and we will share updates if the schedule changes. If possible, we ask you to please plan your weekend travels accordingly to detour around this work and avoid the work areas. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact 206-684-7623 or 684-ROAD@seattle.gov. We appreciate your patience during this work.