LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re on schedule to complete upgrades to Delridge Way SW in preparation for the RapidRide H Line!

What you need to know: 

  • Most of our work on Delridge Way SW will be complete in 2021! You can expect to see new pavement, sidewalks, and curb ramps soon, and ride on the RapidRide H line in late 2022.  
  • Since 2016, we’ve engaged with the community to make the improvements that neighbors want and to minimize disruptions during construction.  
  • Thank you for your patience as we build a better street for everyone. 
  • Thanks to your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle, this project makes the street safer for people walking, rolling, biking, driving, and taking transit. 
  • Check out some of the improvements that we’ve already completed. 

We’re on schedule to complete a major project along Delridge Way SW that will improve safety whether you are traveling by bus, car, bike, foot, or wheels. The project will also result in new protected bike lanes, and support the new Rapid Ride H Line.  

Most of our work on the north end of Delridge Way SW is done. We’re on track to complete improvements along the upgraded corridor, including new pavement, bus and bike lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps, irrigation systems, and landscaping, by the end of this year.  

There will continue to be construction in the area this summer and fall. View the most up to date information on the project here

When the new RapidRide H Line launches in fall 2022, it will come more often and be more reliable than Route 120 is today. It will provide connections from neighborhoods in Burien, White Center, and West Seattle to downtown Seattle along 3rd Ave and South Lake Union. The RapidRide H Line will also provide connections to other bus service and Link light rail. 

Map of scope of project, which covers Delridge Way from SW Henderson to SW Andover
This map shows what the Delridge Way SW corridor will look like once RapidRide H Line upgrades are completed. Image: SDOT

Thank you for your patience as we continue our work on Delridge Way SW! 

It has been more than a year since we started construction along Delridge Way SW. We know that this past year has been challenging in and around West Seattle with the closure of the West Seattle Bridge. Thank you for your patience as we work in your neighborhood to respond to the effects of the West Seattle Bridge closure, while also investing in projects to help us build a stronger, connected, and more livable West Seattle.  

A person boards a King County Metro bus
A person boarding a King County Metro Bus. Photo: SDOT

From the start, we’ve engaged with our Delridge neighbors to make sure our work is driven by the community. 

In Delridge, people get around in a variety of ways. Whether you’re walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, or driving, we set out to make Delridge Way SW a better and safer street for everyone. For years, we’ve relied on community input and suggestions to inform our planning, design, and construction work. We’ve also  minimized potential construction disruptions to the community. 

We’ll continue to be active in engaging the neighborhood to ensure that everyone is aware of construction activity and updates as we wrap up work. Our weekly in-person visits, email and text notifications, and distribution of flyers and translated materials won’t stop until the project is complete. 

These improvements are made possible by your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle. The H Line was the first Levy-funded RapidRide project to break ground. 

This project is in partnership with King County Metro, and is made possible by the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle.  

Levy to Move Seattle logo and text: This project is funded in part or in full by the 2015 voter approved, 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle. The Levy provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for our growing city. Learn more at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle

Our crews have been hard at work over the past year! Check out their progress. 

Bus only lane

New bus lanes will help people get from West Seattle to downtown more quickly. Photo: SDOT

Bus island

By separating people biking from car and bus traffic, this new bus island makes the road safer for everyone. Photo: SDOT

Curb bulb

Curb bulbs extend the sidewalk into the street, reducing the time and distance it takes a pedestrian to cross. They also make it easier for drivers and pedestrians to see one another because pedestrians are brought farther out into the street, making crossing locations more recognizable. And curb bulbs can prevent drivers from parking in front of crosswalks or blocking curb ramps. Photo: SDOT

Curb ramp

New curb ramps ease the transition between sidewalk and street and improve accessibility, especially for those with limited mobility. Photo: SDOT

Widened sidewalks give people walking and rolling more space to come and go. Photo: SDOT

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