Reminder: 23rd Avenue Intersection Closure at East Madison Street this Weekend

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of a full closure of the intersection on 23rd Avenue at East Madison this weekend. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. Additional January closures are expected; please stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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:

o 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.

o 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.

o For westbound East Madison Street traffic, drivers will take East John Street. To return to East Madison Street, use 19th Avenue.

o For eastbound East Madison Street traffic, drivers will take 19th Avenue to East John Street before returning to East Madison Street.

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 along with Metro Bus service route changes.  Please visit the website for more information and maps showing the detour routes: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.