Southbound 3rd Ave closure between Blanchard St and Virginia St Friday through Monday, May 19-21

SDOT advises travelers that 3rd Ave will be closed to southbound traffic from Blanchard and Virginia streets this weekend while crews install a storm drain and repave at the intersection of 3rd Ave and Lenora St. This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

From 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, to 4 a.m. on Monday, May 21, travelers can expect the following:

  • 3rd Ave will be closed to southbound vehicles between Blanchard and Virginia streets.
    • Through traffic will be rerouted to 2nd Ave via Wall St, returning to 3rd Ave at Virginia St.
    • Local traffic can access 3rd Ave between Wall and Blanchard streets.
  • A single northbound lane on 3rd Ave will remain open during this work.
  • Pedestrians will be rerouted around the work zone.
    • The northwest corner of 3rd Ave and Lenora St will be closed for the duration of the work.
    • The southwest corner will be closed temporarily on Saturday for Seattle Public Utilities work.
  • Emergency vehicles can access the work zone.
  • The work is expected to create noise, dust, vibration, and concrete odor.
  • King County Metro bus stops at 3rd Ave and Virginia St will remain closed through late July for repaving work. For information on changes to Metro routes, please visit

SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

For more information on this project, including a map of the detour route, please visit:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at or (206) 920-7073.