Overnight closure of 15th Avenue W on Saturday

Beginning this Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m., 15th Avenue West will be closed to all traffic between West Dravus and West Emerson streets in order to complete work on the West Emerson Overpass Repair Project. All lanes will reopen by Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 a.m.

  • Both north- and southbound traffic on 15th Avenue West will have a signed detour route between West Dravus and West Emerson streets that uses West Dravus, 20th Avenue West, Gilman Avenue West and West Emerson.
  • On-street parking will be restricted on 14th Avenue West between West Dravus and West Emerson streets between 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • Local access to businesses on 15th Avenue West between West Dravus and West Ruffner streets will be maintained .
  • Police officers will be stationed at the intersections of 15th Avenue West with West Dravus Street and West Emerson Street to help direct the flow of traffic during the closure.

The overnight closure is needed to safely remove exterior falsework that is supporting temporary work platforms on the bridge. Originally this was planned to be done in sections with several partial closures of 15th Avenue West, but a weekend closure has been determined to be a better approach. A single overnight closure will best ensure the safety of the public and workers while minimizing risks to the schedule.

For more information on the overnight closure, including maps of signed detour routes, visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/15thavewestoverpass.htm. Email updates on the project can be requested at 15thAveWestOverpass@seattle.gov.

For information about bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, www.kingcounty.gov/metro , or call 206.553.3000.