Goat-powered Vegetation Clearing in West Seattle

The work will take place on SW Holden St between Delridge Way SW and 20th Ave SW to clear a stairway. SDOT is hiring a contractor to use goats to remove vegetation beginning Tuesday, April 7 through Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The work is weather contingent and hopefully it won’t be too baaaad. The work may be completed sooner than scheduled; the goats will be ruminating but won’t be overthinking their work.

The area will be fenced off day and night April 2 to approximately April 15. Goats are better suited to steep hillsides than humans, so it’s safer and more cost-effective to have this work done by goats than by humans.

Pedestrians will be detoured south to SW Thistle St to connect between Delridge Way SW and 20th Avenue SW.  There is no sidewalk north of the top of the staircase, so there will be no detour to the north. There won’t be any parking impacts associated with this project.

Norm Mah, SDOT