East Union Street and 23rd Avenue construction detour this weekend

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of a full closure of the East Union Street and 23rd Avenue intersection this weekend while crews begin water main work as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. One to two additional weekends of work will be required at this intersection over the next four weeks.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 through 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, travelers can expect the following:

  • The East Union Street and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions.
  • East Union Street will be open only for local access between 14th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Way.
  • 23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Madison Street/East Denny Way and East Cherry Street in both directions.
  • Detours around the intersection of East Union Street at 23rd Avenue include:
      • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Madison Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on East Cherry Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
      • Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Cherry Street. For northbound traffic north of East Cherry Street, drivers will continue to follow the construction detour on Martin Luther King Jr Way.
      • For eastbound East Union Street traffic, drivers will take 14th Avenue to East Cherry Street. To return to East Union Street, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.
      • For westbound East Union Street traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Cherry Street. To return to East Union Street, use 14th Avenue.
  • 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 a map of the detours: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm 

 

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