Demolition and Road Work on East Union Street and 19th Avenue begins February 26

Starting as soon as Friday, February 26, crews working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will perform some of the final components of work for the Neighborhood Street Fund Project currently under construction on 19th Avenue at East Union Street and the East Pike Street Stairs.

Starting Friday, February 26 through the first week of March, crews will demolish and patch asphalt in the intersection of 19th Avenue and East Union Street, and on 19th Avenue at the East Pike Street Stairs. In addition, on Saturday, February 27, crews will remove the old flashing signal from the intersection of 19th Avenue and East Union Street.

This work will require intermittent lane shifts around the work on East Union Street, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, as well as on Saturday, February 27. Seattle Police will be present to maintain two-way traffic on East Union Street through the work area and Metro bus service will continue to run on East Union Street. 19th Avenue on the north side of the East Union Street intersection will remain closed to traffic until work is complete, and 19th Avenue on the south side of the East Union Street intersection will be closed to traffic during daytime work hours. Local access will be maintained at all times. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

Following the completion of this work, crews will return in the spring to paint new crosswalks and activate the new flashing crossing beacons on 19th Avenue and East Union Street.

This project is part of the Neighborhood Street Fund Program and was funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in 2006. The project has involved constructing:

  • New curb extensions (“bulbs”), creating shorter distances for people to cross the street and enhancing safety at the intersections
  • New curb ramps, complying with the current standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • New pedestrian crossing beacons on the east side of 19th Avenue and East Union Street, which people walking may activate before crossing East Union Street.

Any questions or concerns may be submitted to the project team at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.