Traffic Restrictions for 3rd Ave Belltown Paving Project Underway

SDOT advises travelers of several traffic revisions related to the 3rd Ave Belltown Paving Project. This work is weather-dependent and subject to change. 

As of Wednesday, September 20 through October, travelers can expect the following: 

  • Bell St will be closed between 3rd and 4th avenues to traffic. Vehicles can access the area but cannot cross 3rd Ave.
  • Overnight work will occur between 7 p.m. on Friday, September 22 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 23.
  • The northbound bus stop on 3rd Ave near Bell St is relocated and split into two stops: one stop will be one block north on 3rd Ave; the other will be to the east on Battery St. For information on changes to Metro routes, please visit http://kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts.

 From 7 p.m. Friday, September 22 through 4 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, travelers can also expect the following: 

  • Southbound 3rd Ave vehicle traffic will be rerouted to 5th Ave at Battery St and return to 3rd Ave at Lenora St.
  • Southbound 3rd Ave buses will be rerouted to 2nd Ave at Wall St and return to 3rd Ave at Blanchard St. The southbound bus stop on 3rd Ave near Bell St will be temporarily relocated to 2nd Ave between Bell and Blanchard streets. For information on changes to Metro routes, please visit http://kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts.
  • Northbound 3rd Ave will be reduced to a single lane between Blanchard and Battery streets to provide crews sufficient space to work on the east side of the 3rd Ave and Bell St intersection.
  • Pedestrians will not be able to cross Bell St on the east side of the intersection of Bell St and 3rd Ave. Posted detour signs and flaggers will be onsite to assist pedestrians.

 From 7 a.m. on Monday, September 25 through October, travelers can also expect the following: 

  • Blanchard St will be closed between 2nd to 3rd avenues to traffic. Vehicles can access the area but cannot cross 3rd Ave. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

For all roadways: 

  • A detour map will be available on the project website.
  • Unless otherwise noted, one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained.
  • Uniformed police officers or flaggers will be present to assist traffic flow when crews are working.
  • Vehicles traveling on 3rd Ave may experience delays near the work zone.
  • Emergency vehicles can access the work zone, but will not be able to cross 3rd Ave.
  • The work is expected to create construction-related noise, dust, vibration, and concrete odor.

For more information on this project, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_3rd.htm.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at 3rdAvePaving@seattle.gov, (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.