Lane Restrictions for 3rd Ave Belltown Paving Project July 20, 21 and 24

SDOT advises travelers that 3rd Ave will have lane restrictions between Cedar and Vine streets on Friday, July 21 and on Monday, July 24. Lenora St will also be closed between 3rd and 4th avenues on Thursday, July 20 and on Friday, July 21. This work is weather-dependent.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21 and Monday, July 24, travelers can expect the following:

  • 3rd Ave will be reduced to a single, southbound lane between Cedar and Vine streets while crews place new concrete panels.
  • Northbound 3rd Ave traffic will be rerouted to 4th Ave at Vine St, and return to 3rd Ave at Cedar St. A detour map is on the project webpage.
  • Local access will be maintained.

From 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 20 to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 21, travelers can also expect the following:

  • Lenora St will be closed to traffic between 3rd and 4th avenues for final paving.
  • Lenora St will also be reduced to one lane between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
  • Traffic can access Lenora St but cannot cross 3rd Ave at Lenora St.

Blanchard St will remain closed on the east side of 3rd Ave as crews connect a new water line to the existing water line.

 For both 3rd Ave and Lenora St :

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • Police officers or flaggers will assist with traffic flow when crews are working.
  • Emergency vehicles will be able to access the work zone.
  • This work is expected to create construction-related noise, dust, vibration, and concrete odor.

The bus stops at 3rd Ave and Cedar St will continue to be relocated one block south, between Vine and Wall streets, through 4 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, while 3rd Ave is repaved between Vine and Broad streets. For information on changes to Metro routes, please visit Metro Alerts & Updates.

For more information on this project, please visit:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at, (206) 920-7073, or text “3rdAvePaving” to 33222 to receive construction alerts via text. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.