Detours and travel delays at on 23rd Avenue this weekend at East Madison Street and East Cherry Street

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

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.

 Southbound 23rd Avenue closure from East Cherry Street to East Jefferson Street, Jan. 16 – 17

Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 through 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, travelers can expect:

  • Southbound 23rd Avenue will be closed from East Cherry Street to East Jefferson Street; east- and westbound travel at the intersection of East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue will be maintained.
  • Detours around the closure at East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue include:
      • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Cherry Street to 21st Avenue. Drivers should take East Jefferson Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
      • 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 to East Union Street, where they can return to 23rd Avenue, or continue on Martin Luther King Jr Way to East John Street to circumspect the East Madison Street intersection closure (see above).
      • For eastbound East Jefferson Street traffic, drivers will be allowed to turn right onto southbound 23rd Avenue.

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 and maps showing the detour routes: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm