The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of weekend construction, detours, and a full closure of the East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue intersection while crews complete work as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. The intersection will be closed on Jan. 24 and Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. the following morning. Local access will be provided to residences and businesses. This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
On Sunday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 30, travelers can expect the following (from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. the following morning):
- The intersection of East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue will be closed to traffic in all directions.
- East Cherry Street will be open only for local access from 21st Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Way.
- Southbound 23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Union Street and East Cherry Street; regular southbound access will resume at East Jefferson Street.
- Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Union streets.
- Detours around the intersection of East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue include:
o For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow the regular construction detour from South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street, where they can return to 23rd Avenue.
o For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Union Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on East Jefferson Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
o For westbound East Cherry Street traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street. To return to East Cherry Street, use 14th Avenue.
o For eastbound East Cherry Street traffic, drivers will take 21st Avenue to East Jefferson Street, following 23rd Avenue south to East Yesler Way.
For information about 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.
Please visit the website for more information and to view a map of the detour routes: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.
Norm Mah, SDOT