Reminder: 23rd Avenue Detours from East Cherry Street to East Jefferson Street This Weekend

The Seattle Department of Transportation is advising travelers of weekend construction, detours, and an intersection closure on 23rd Avenue from East Cherry Street to East Jefferson Street while crews complete work on the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project this weekend. Local access will be provided to residences and businesses. This schedule is subject to change. Please see below for details.

From 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, to 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, travelers can expect the following:

  • The intersection of East Jefferson Street and 23rd Avenue will be closed to traffic in all directions; eastbound and westbound travel at the intersection of East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue will be maintained.
  • 23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Yesler Way and Jefferson Street, regular two-way traffic will resume at East Yesler Way.
  • Detours around the East Jefferson Street intersection include:
    • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Cherry Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way. Drivers should take East Yesler Way to return to 23rd Avenue. Drivers should access the Arco/AMPM from East Cherry Street and Causey’s Learning Center from East James Street, however customers from both businesses will be allowed to exit the driveways on 23rd Avenue via southbound local access to East James Street.
    • For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Yesler Way to Martin Luther King Jr Way. 23rd Avenue remains closed to northbound traffic from East Cherry Street to East Union Street. To return to 23rd Avenue, drivers should use East Union Street.
    • For eastbound East Jefferson Street traffic, drivers will follow a detour on 14th Avenue to East Cherry Street. To get to Ezell’s Famous Chicken, customers can enter the “local access only” area eastbound from 21st Avenue to the business driveway just west of East Jefferson 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 clearly marked. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

Please visit the website for more information: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.

Norm Mah, SDOT