Detours at 23rd Ave and East Yesler Way Intersection Feb. 27 – 28; Weekday Partial Closures through Feb. 29

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of detours, intersection closures, and weekend construction on 23rd Avenue at the East Yesler Way intersection while crews complete work on the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. The schedule for detours at the East Yesler Way intersection has been modified and now includes a full intersection closure Feb. 27 – 28. Please see below for details. Local access will be provided for residents and businesses. This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Weekday Detours at 23rd Avenue and East Yesler Way, Feb. 25 – 29

As previously reported, the weekday partial closures of the East Yesler Way intersection will continue from Thursday, Feb. 25 to Monday, Feb. 29:

  • Southbound traffic on 23rd Avenue will be maintained at all times on weekdays; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Union streets.
  • Northbound drivers on 23rd Avenue will follow the regular detour on South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street where they can return to 23rd Avenue.
  • There will be partial eastbound and westbound closures on the dates specified below.

On Feb. 25 – 26, travelers can expect:

  • The intersection at East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue will be fully closed to eastbound traffic; westbound traffic will be able to travel south at the intersection.
  • East Yesler Way will be open for local access only between 20th Avenue South and 22nd Avenue.
  • Detours around the intersection of East Yesler Way at 23rd Avenue include:

o             For eastbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take 20th Avenue South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

o             For westbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take 23rd Avenue South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use 20th Avenue South.

On Feb. 29, travelers can expect:

  • The intersection at East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue will be fully closed to westbound traffic; eastbound traffic will be able to travel south at the intersection.
  • East Yesler Way will be open for local access only between Martin Luther King Jr Way and 24th Avenue.
  • Detours around the intersection of East Yesler Way at 23rd Avenue include:

o             For westbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use 20th Avenue South.

o             For eastbound traffic on East Yesler Way, drivers will take 23rd Avenue South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

Intersection closure at 23rd Avenue South and East Yesler Way, Feb. 27 – 28

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, travelers can expect the following:

  • The East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic.
  • East Yesler Way from 20th Avenue South to Martin Luther King Jr Way will be open for local access only.
  • Southbound 23rd Avenue will remain open through the East Yesler Way intersection; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson Street and East Union Street.
  • Detours around the intersection of East Yesler Way at 23rd Avenue include:

o             For westbound East Yesler Way traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use 20th Avenue South.

o             For eastbound East Yesler Way traffic, drivers will take 20th Avenue South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

o             For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow the regular construction detour on South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way, returning to 23rd Avenue at East Union Street.

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.