Two-Way Traffic Resumes on 23rd Ave S from S Jackson St to E Yesler Way on March 4

SDOT advises travelers of traffic revisions on 23rd Avenue South at South Jackson Street as crews continue making progress constructing the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project.

Beginning Friday, March 4, two-way traffic on 23rd Avenue South will reopen from South Jackson Street to East Yesler Way, allowing better access to businesses, homes, and community organizations near the South Jackson Street intersection.

Northbound 23rd Avenue will remain closed between East Yesler Way and East Union Street with a detour on Martin Luther King Jr Way. This detour will stay in place until later this spring, when 23rd Avenue is expected to reopen from East Yesler Way to East Cherry Street. The detour from East Cherry Street to East Union Street will remain in place until summer.

Beginning the evening of March 4, travelers can expect the following:
• 23rd Avenue South from South Jackson Street to East Yesler Way will reopen to two-way traffic.
• 23rd Avenue will remain closed to northbound traffic around the active construction zone from East Yesler Way to East Union Street, with a detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way starting at East Yesler Way and reconnecting with 23rd Avenue at East Union Street.
o Businesses located within the active construction zone are open and accessible. Neighbors are encouraged to continue supporting their local businesses.
• Southbound travel on 23rd Avenue will be maintained, though reduced to one lane (except at key intersections). Drivers should expect delays.

For information about bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, visit Metro Online at, or call 206-553-3000.

Pedestrian crossings will be maintained and clearly marked. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

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