Closure of 19th Avenue at East Union Street for Roadway Striping

From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, crews working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will temporarily close both sides of 19th Avenue at East Union Street to all traffic to complete final crosswalk striping. This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Travelers can expect the following construction impacts:

  • Construction activity and traffic impacts from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18.
  • Temporary closure of both sides of 19th Avenue at East Union Street. Local access will be maintained at all times.
  • Temporary lane restrictions on East Union Street. A flagger will be present to maintain two-way traffic.
  • On-street parking restrictions on 19th Avenue and East Union Street.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle detours around the work areas. People riding bicycles will be directed to merge with vehicle traffic. Pedestrian detours will vary. Please follow posted signage.
  • Noise, dust, and vibration associated with construction equipment.

This project is part of the Neighborhood Street Fund Program and was funded by the Bridging the Gap transportation levy. 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 or 206-733-9361.

SDOT thanks the public for its patience while this work is completed.

Norm Mah, SDOT