Detours at Multiple 23rd Avenue Intersections during upcoming weekends in January

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of weekend construction, detours, and partial or full closures of multiple intersections on 23rd Avenue throughout the month of January. See below for details about planned closures at the intersections of East Union Street, South Jackson Street, and East Madison Street. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. Additional January closures are expected; please stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Partial intersection closure at East Union Street and 23rd Avenue, Jan. 9 – 10

Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 through 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, travelers can expect:

  • Southbound 23rd Avenue will be closed from East Union Street to East Spring Street; all other directions of travel at East Union Street and 23rd Avenue will be maintained.
  • Detours around the closure at East Union Street and 23rd Avenue include:
  • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Union Street, either west to 14th Avenue or east to Martin Luther King Jr Way. Drivers should use East Cherry Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
  • Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Union Street. Drivers will follow the regular construction detour on Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street, where they can return to 23rd Avenue.

Full intersection closure at South Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue South, Jan. 9 – 10

Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 through 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, travelers can expect:

  • 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 will be open for local access only.
  • 23rd Avenue between East Yesler Way and South King Street will be open for local access only; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson Street and East Union Street.
  • Detours around the intersection of South Jackson Street and 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 Ave South to East Yesler Way to Martin Luther King Jr Way, returning to 23rd Avenue at East Union 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 Ave South to East Yesler Way. To return to South Jackson Street, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

Full intersection closure at East Madison Street and 23rd Avenue, Jan. 15 – 18

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 through 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, travelers can expect:

  • The East Madison Street and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions.
  • East Madison Street between 19th Avenue and 23rd Avenue will be open for local access only.
  • 23rd Avenue between East John Street and East Union Street will be open for local access only.
  • Detours around the intersection of East Madison Street and 23rd Avenue include:
  • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East John Street to 19th Avenue. To return to 23rd Avenue, use East Union Street.
  • Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson Street and East Union Street. Drivers will follow the regular construction detour on Martin Luther King Jr Way, continuing on Martin Luther King Jr Way to East John Street where they can return to 23rd Avenue.
  • For westbound East Madison Street traffic, drivers will take East John Street. To return to East Madison Street, use 19th Avenue.
  • For eastbound East Madison Street traffic, drivers will take 19th Avenue to East John Street before returning to East Madison Street.

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. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed as some travel delays are anticipated.

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