Arbor Heights streets are getting a new surface treatment

Short-term street closures in Arbor Heights start today

Beginning today, Monday, August 18, through Tuesday, August 26, drivers will have limited access to residential streets in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle. Select blocks will be closed for two to four hours while crews apply an emulsion to the road surfaces and allow it to set. This process is referred to as “microsurfacing,” which protects streets by improving durability and longevity, and preventing the need for larger repairs in the future.

The work will take place during weekdays only. “No Parking” and “Road Closed” signs will be posted to alert drivers to use alternate routes or means of access. Sidewalks will remain open at all times. Affected residents are encouraged to park on nearby streets that will not be microsurfaced on a given day in order to maintain access to their vehicles.

This work is weather-dependent. If needed, the work will extend to Wednesday, August 27, to allow crews to complete the project.

For more information about the work, and the schedule for each block, visit