An Update On Just When The Flip Ambaum Might Flippin’ Be Smooth Again
Several BTB Readers, as well as Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer, have been wondering ‘just when the flip is Ambaum Blvd. going to finally get flippin’ paved again?’
The poor B-Town Blogmobile has suffered from weeks of its construction, first with delays and detours, and now with stripped-to-the-roughest-parts-of-the-road concrete, causing many a bumpy, irritating ride that can’t be good for its cute little Mini Cooper suspension.
“It seems like for a while that construction crews were everywhere,” said Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer to himself while writing this post. “Then all of a sudden, it’s as if they vanished, leaving behind a rotten, terrible roadway that should require a helmet to traverse even in a flippin’ horseless wagon!”
We checked the city’s website, which had nothing new – just this same old notice:
Road repair and grinding work in preparation for laying of asphalt is continuing on Ambaum Blvd. SW. During the nighttime work, traffic is being channeled and also detoured in some areas. No parking will be allowed on the street and driveway access may be temporarily affected during these times. Use of alternate routes is recommended.
Asphalt laying will take begin on Ambaum when the grinding is complete and there is a sufficient break in the wet weather.
We then inquired directly with the flippin’ City of Burien, whose spokesperson Steve Botkin responded with this note:
The rainy weather in the past month delayed the asphalt laying on 128th, which had to be completed before they could start resurfacing Ambaum.
Now that 128th is done (including the permanent striping) the focus is on Ambaum where they have to finish the grinding and concrete work before they begin laying the asphalt.
The hope is to complete the grinding by the end of this week and begin laying asphalt as soon as next week , if the weather cooperates.
So, long story short – if the flippin’ weather improves, Ambaum Blvd. might flippin’ be as smooth as SW 128th is now: