Herbold: Avalon/35th Update and Online Project Survey
District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold offered this update on the project to revise and update SW Avalon Way and 35th SW:
"The SW Avalon Way & 35th Avenue SW project has reached 30% design.
The project, scheduled to begin in 2019, includes repaving Avalon, between SW Spokane Street at the bridge and 36th Avenue SW. It also includes paving 35th Avenue SW from SW Avalon to SW Alaska Street, and SW Alaska between 35th Avenue SW and 36th Avenue SW.
Better bus access to the West Seattle Bridge is included, with parking restrictions proposed from 6-10 a.m. Monday through Friday leading up to the bridge to allow for a transit-only access. This is for 23 spaces; they were formerly proposed for elimination. Avalon is a key bus corridor for exiting and accessing the peninsula. Some parking removal is proposed for the east side of the street near the bridge.
A protected bike lane is also included, as noted in the Bicycle Master Plan, and listed for 2019 implementation in the 2017-2021 Implementation Plan. The bike lane implementation is included with the paving project to minimize costs.
SDOT’s paving projects website notes that they “prioritize paving based on street pavement condition, traffic volume, geographic equity, cost, and opportunities for grants or coordination with other projects in the area.” Background on pavement management policies is here.
The next step for the project is to consider public feedback, and complete 60% design, then hold a public forum and consider additional constituent comments.
Maps for 30% design, including cross sections of what the street would look like, are available at the project website. You can sign up for e-mail updates here."