Reminder: Detours at the Intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street This Weekend, Weather Permitting

SDOT advises travelers of upcoming weekend construction, detours, and the closure of the 23rd Avenue and East Union Street intersection. The current schedule includes work July 22 – 25 and is weather dependent and subject to change. Weather cancellations will be rescheduled for a later date.

From 9 p.m. on Friday, July 22, to 5 a.m. on Monday, July 25, travelers can expect the following:

  • The intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street will be closed to traffic in all directions, but local access to destinations near the intersection will be provided.
    • East Union Street will be open only for local access from 14th Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Way.
    • Northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between East Cherry and East Madison streets; during weekend closures at the East Union Street intersection, 23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Madison and East Cherry streets, with local northbound access maintained between East Union and East Pine streets and East Spring Street to The Central Apartments.
  • Detours around the intersection of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street include:
    • For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Madison Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on East Cherry Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
    • For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Cherry Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way, with a left on East Madison Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
    • For westbound East Union Street traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Cherry Street. To return to East Union Street, use 14th Avenue.
    • For eastbound East Union Street traffic, drivers will take 14th Avenue to East Cherry Street. To return to East Union Street, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.
  • King County Metro routes 2 and 48 and their bus stops will be affected by this work. For information about bus service and Rider Alerts, visit Metro Online at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/ 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 as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. For more information on this project go to: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.