23rd Ave and East Yesler Way closures, Dec. 23 and 28

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of upcoming daytime construction, detours, and partial closures of the East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue intersection. The intersection will be partially closed on Dec. 23 and 28 as crews complete electrical work in the intersection, closing one side of the intersection each day.

Throughout the duration of the East Yesler Way work:

Southbound traffic on 23rd Avenue will be maintained at all times; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Union streets.

Northbound drivers on 23rd Avenue will follow the regular detour on South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street where they can return to 23rd Avenue.

There will be partial eastbound and westbound closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., but the intersection will be re-opened to eastbound and westbound traffic each evening.

On Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

The intersection at East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue will be fully closed to eastbound traffic; westbound traffic will be able to travel south at the intersection.

East Yesler Way will be local access only between 20th Avenue South and 22nd Avenue.

Detours around the intersection of East Yesler Way at 23rd Avenue include:

  • For eastbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take 20th Avenue South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.
  • For westbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take 23rd Avenue to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use 20th Avenue South.

On Monday, Dec. 28 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

The intersection at East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue will be fully closed to westbound traffic; eastbound traffic will be able to travel south at the intersection.

East Yesler Way will be local access only between Martin Luther King Jr Way and 24th Avenue.

Detours around the intersection of East Yesler Way at 23rd Avenue include:

  • For westbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use 20th Avenue South.
  • For eastbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take 23rd Avenue South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

For information about impacts to bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or call 206-553-3000.

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

Please visit the website for more information: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm