by Broch Bender, WSDOT
If youâ€™re traveling from Beacon Hill to West Seattle or southbound I-5 this weekend, plan ahead. The S. Columbian Way shortcuts to the west and south will be off-limits to traffic around-the-clock for WSDOT bridge expansion joint replacement work. (Keep in mind, the detour may add five or ten minutes to your Costco run or West Seattle Junction jaunt.)
Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s closed: 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21
- S. Columbian Way to southbound I-5
- S. Columbian Way to West Seattle Bridge
- S. Columbian Way to 6th Ave. S. (AKA: Route to Costco)
The signed detour will direct Beacon Hill drivers south on 15th Ave. S. to a turn-around point on Corson Ave. S. From there motorists can access southbound I-5, or follow signs to West Seattle and 6th Ave. S. using northbound I-5.
Residents living near I-5 may hear loud construction work, especially at night. Crews will shroud the work zone with noise-deadening shields, but if itâ€™s too noisy, residents can pick up a free pair of earplugs at the Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave. S.) or call the projectâ€™s 24-hour construction noise hotline at (206) 440-4DOT (4368).