Update: Detours at the 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street, East Jefferson Street Intersections April 9 – 10

SDOT advises travelers of weekend construction, detours, and intersection closures at the 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street intersection and the 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street intersection on April 9 – 10 while crews complete work on the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. Local access will be provided to residences and businesses. This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. Please see below for details.

From 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, travelers can expect the following:

The 23rd Avenue intersections at East Cherry Street and East Jefferson Street will be closed to traffic in all directions, but local access to destinations near the intersection will be provided.

  • East Cherry Street will be open only for local access from 14th Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Way.
  • East Jefferson Street will be open only for local access from 21st Avenue to 23rd Avenue.
  • 23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Union Street and East Yesler Way.
  • Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between East Cherry and East Union streets.

Detours around the East Cherry Street and East Jefferson Street intersections include:

  • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Union Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on East Yesler Way to return to 23rd Avenue.
  • For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Yesler Way to Martin Luther King Jr Way, with a left on East Union Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
  • For westbound East Cherry Street traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street. To return to East Cherry Street, use 14th Avenue.
  • For eastbound East Cherry Street and East Jefferson Street traffic, drivers will take 14th Avenue to East Yesler Way. To return to East Cherry Street, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.

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