Trail work to close Fifth Ave. South and South Portland Street next week

Street improvements will include paving and drainage

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and South Portland Street in the South Park neighborhood to vehicular traffic starting Monday, Oct. 20 for approximately two to three days.

Traffic on Fifth Avenue South between South Holden and South Kenyon streets will be restricted to local access 24 hours per day.  A detour route using Seventh Avenue South will be available.

SDOT is constructing an extension to the West Duwamish Trail on the south side of South Portland Street from West Marginal Way South to Eighth Avenue South.  The project also includes installation of a new storm drainage system and new paving on South Portland Street.

Work on this project began in July and is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.