Travel alert: 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street detours this weekend, July 10-13

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers to plan their trips this weekend keeping in mind the intersection of South Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue South will be fully closed to all directions of travel.  Local access will be maintained and businesses will be accessible.  Crews will begin demolition and paving work within the intersection for the 23rd Avenue Improvements Project.  Additional weekend work at this intersection is tentatively planned for July 24-27.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, July 10 through 6 a.m. Monday, July 13, 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 South and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South will be closed to through traffic, but open for local access.
  • 23rd Avenue between East Yesler Way and South King Street will be closed to through traffic, open only for local access; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Cherry streets.
  • Detours around the intersection of South Jackson Street at 23rd Avenue South include:
      • Drivers headed southbound on 23rd Avenue South will follow a detour via East Yesler Way to 20th Avenue South, continuing on South Judkins Street to 23rd Avenue South.
      • For 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will take South Judkins Street to 20th Avenue South, to East Yesler Way, to Martin Luther King Jr. Way, returning to 23rd Avenue South 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 Ssouth 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