Detours at the 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street Intersection this Weekend

SDOT is advising travelers of weekend construction, detours, and an intersection closure at the 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street intersection on April

15 – 17 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 p.m. on Friday, April 15, to 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, travelers can expect the following:

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

o             East Cherry Street will be open only for local access from 21st Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Way.

o             23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Union Street and East Yesler Way; however, regular southbound access will resume at East Jefferson Street.

o             Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between East Cherry and East Union streets.

  • Detours around the intersection of East Cherry Street and 23rd Ave include:

o             For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Union Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on East Jefferson Street to return to 23rd Avenue.

o             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.

o             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.

o             For eastbound East Cherry Street traffic, drivers will take 21st Avenue to East Jefferson Street, following 23rd Avenue south to East Yesler 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. Friday night service for routes 3 and 4 will be serviced by a shuttle around the intersection closure; call Metro for more information.

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.