West Seattle Blog… | TRAFFIC ALERT: Heat-damage repair work Wednesday morning for West Marginal Way

The SDOT Photograph shows a warmth-damaged segment of West Marginal Way to be repaired. This is the warning:

In which: West Marginal Way, north of the SW junction of the Highland Park Way

When: The get the job done starts at 2 a.m. and lasts right until Wednesday, June 30th, 12 midday at the latest.

Closure particulars: Just one lane will be taken care of in every single course throughout the get the job done. Be sure to count on delays and generate slowly but surely through the region.

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are organizing urgent repairs to the sidewalk on West Marginal Way north of Highland Park Way SW to resolve the sidewalk that buckled in the excessive warmth. Crews will start out get the job done all-around 2am on the early morning of June 30th (tonight) and are expected to be completely ready by midday on Wednesday June 30th. For the duration of the repairs, West Marginal Way will be diminished to a one lane in each and every route.

Crews beforehand put in a short-term patch to repair Sunday’s broken sidewalk, which appears to be deteriorating amid the large traffic that necessitates supplemental repairs. To develop a extended-term resolution, the crews plan to entirely remove the concrete slab and create a deeper patch of asphalt. This will have to be absolutely replaced with concrete at some point, but we hope that this resolution will final at least a yr.

Extraordinary warmth can damage streets and bridges. Concrete pavement is created to extend in hot temperatures and deal in cold. In very incredibly hot weather conditions occasions, as we have viewed in latest times, the heat can at times get so fantastic that the increasing sidewalk has nowhere else to go but up and “buckles” in the avenue.

SDOT crews are on standby to react quickly to weather-related injury, with public protection and harmful situations first. SDOT engineers are at this time evaluating a number of other locations in the metropolis that are experiencing heat-associated emergencies. As soon as we have performed a industry evaluation of the pavement, we will be centered and strategic in our technique to prioritize repairs based on community safety demands.

Just about every year delivers different troubles, and SDOT groups function year spherical to manage our streets, sidewalks and suppress ramps. For instance, in 2020 SDOT crews filled 15,000 potholes, but substantial temperatures can usually trigger earlier fixed potholes to re-type, so our crews are completely ready to respond and mend them once more. We anticipate additional destruction to the pavement will come about above the program of the summer months and we expect the ongoing repairs to continue above the following few months.

SDOT would like to remind everyone to be conscious of these circumstances and to be cautious. You might see blocked roads, signs, or cones to alert of a hazard. Make sure you be thorough and obey all targeted visitors management indications and equipment. If you see highway harm, please get in touch with 206-684 Road report the circumstances.

We requested SDOT about the two “kinked” positions we claimed Monday afternoon (36th / Oregon and 40th / Holly) not a word still, and we have not checked them out these days. As for the West Seattle Bridge, SDOT reiterated now that it had NO warmth challenges.