East James Street and 23rd Avenue construction detour this weekend, Oct. 3-5

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of a full closure of the East James Street and 23rd Avenue intersection while crews work on the storm drain as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, travelers can expect the following:

  • The East James Street and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions.
  • The East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to southbound traffic.
  • Detours around the intersection of East James Street at 23rd Avenue include:
      • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Cherry Street to 21st Avenue, with a left on East Jefferson Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
      • Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Cherry streets; drivers will follow the regular construction detour on South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Cherry Street, where they can return to 23rd 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