Southbound Broadway to be closed at James Street on May 10

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close southbound Broadway between James Street and Jefferson Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Also on Saturday during this time, the intersection of Minor Avenue and Broadway will be closed in both directions. The bike lanes will not be affected. These closures are for work on the First Hill Streetcar’s rails. Police officers and traffic flaggers will be present to ensure access to businesses and residences in the area and the following detour will be provided:

Southbound traffic on Broadway will be directed:
West on James Street to Boren Avenue
South on Boren Avenue to Jefferson Street
East on Jefferson Street to Broadway

When complete, the First Hill Streetcar Line will have ten stations along a two and one-half mile route from South Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue South to Broadway and Denny Way. The City of Seattle is developing the First Hill Streetcar in partnership with Sound Transit, with funding provided through the 2008 voter approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) transit expansion plan. Completion is planned for mid- 2014. For further information, visit the project website at