23rd Avenue S and S Jackson Street intersection closed June 27-29

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of a full closure of the intersection of South Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue South this weekend, June 27-29, while crews complete utility work as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. Detours will be provided for all directions of travel. Local access will be maintained and businesses will remain accessible. Additional weekend work at this intersection is planned to pave the intersection, tentatively scheduled for July 10-13 and July 24-27.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27 through 4 a.m. Monday, June 29, travelers can expect the following:

-The South Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue South intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions.

-South Jackson Street between 20th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Way will be local access only.

-23rd Avenue between East Yesler Way and South King Street will be local access only; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Cherry Street.

-Detours around the intersection of South Jackson Street at 23rd Avenue South include:

—-For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Yesler Way to 20th Avenue South, continuing on South Judkins Street to 23rd Avenue.

—-For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, take South Judkins Street to 20th Avenue South to East Yesler Way to Martin Luther King Jr Way, returning to 23rd Avenue at East Cherry Street.

—-For westbound South Jackson Street traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Yesler Way. To return to South Jackson Street, use 20th Avenue South.

—-For eastbound South Jackson Street traffic, drivers will take 20th Avenue South to East Yesler Way. To return to South Jackson Street, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

-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.

-Flaggers and uniformed police officers will be present to manage traffic and assist pedestrians.

-Pedestrian crossings will be maintained and businesses will remain open and accessible.

Please visit the website for more information and to view detour maps http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm