10th Ave S Closure south of S King Street Starting December 18

SDOT advises travelers that 10th Ave S will be closed at the S King St intersection beginning as soon as Monday, December 18, 2017 through January 5, 2018, as crews build new sidewalk corners, curb ramps, and repair the street. This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

From 7 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018, travelers can expect:

  • 10th Ave S will be closed in both directions just south of S King St
    • Local access will be maintained for businesses between S Weller St and S King St
  • 10th Ave S is also closed in the northbound direction just north of S King St
    • Southbound 10th Ave S will remain open to traffic from S Jackson St to S King St
    • Drivers heading north on 10th Ave S should use S King St to 8th Ave S or 12th Ave S
    • Northbound local access from north of the intersection to S Jackson St will be permitted for deliveries and access to businesses
  • S King St will remain open to eastbound and westbound traffic
  • Bicyclists should merge with traffic or dismount and use sidewalks
  • Pedestrians should follow signed detours through the intersection

Please see the map below. For more information, you can also email PedestrianImprovements3@seattle.gov or call 206-727-3580.

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

Temporary Closures at S King St and 10th Ave S Starting November 27

SDOT advises travelers of upcoming construction and traffic impacts at the S King St and 10th Ave S intersection beginning as soon as Monday, November 27, 2017. Neighbors should expect construction in the area through early 2018 as crews build new sidewalk corners, curb ramps, and repair the street. This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

From 7 a.m. on November 27, 2017, through mid-December 2017, travelers can expect:

  • Northbound 10th Ave S will be closed at S King St
    • Northbound drivers should follow the signed detour left onto S King St and right onto to 8th Ave S to continue north
    • Northbound local access from north of the intersection to S Jackson St will be permitted for deliveries and access to businesses
    • Southbound 10th Ave S will remain open to traffic
  • Bicyclists should merge with traffic; pedestrians should follow signed detours through the intersection

From 7 a.m. on December 4, 2017, through mid-December 2017, travelers can expect:

  • S King St will be closed on the east side of the 10th Ave S intersection
    • Eastbound drivers on S King St will follow a detour right on 10th Ave S and left on S Weller St to continue east
    • Westbound S King St will be open for local access from 12th Ave S to Summit Sierra School and businesses at the 10th Ave S intersection
    • The left turn lane onto S King St from 12th Ave S will be closed; trucks delivering to the S King St and 10th Ave S intersection from the south or east should instead take a left on S Weller St or follow the signed detour right on S Jackson St, right on Rainier Ave S, right on S Weller St
  • Bicyclists should merge with traffic; pedestrians should follow signed detours through the intersection

SDOT appreciates your patience while this work is completed. For more information, please email PedestrianImprovements3@seattle.gov or call 206-727-3580.

Seahawks vs. Atlanta for Monday Night Football at CenturyLink Field Tonight, November 20

SDOT advises travelers that the Seattle Seahawks will play the Atlanta Falcons tonight, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. for Monday Night Football at CenturyLink Field.

The game is expected to have significant traffic impacts for the PM rush hour commute. Travelers are advised to plan ahead and to expect delays if traveling in and around the city late Monday afternoon and evening. About 72,000 people are expected to attend the game at CenturyLink Field.

For fans attending the game, here are some transportation options:

Visit Metro Online or Metro’s online Trip Planner to find out your options for riding transit to and from the game. When planning your trip, check Metro’s Service Advisories page to find out about any known revisions to your routes.

Sound Transit Link Light Rail: Ride from your nearest light rail station to Stadium Station.

Sounder Train Service: Sounder trains travel between Lakewood and Seattle (with stops in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent and Tukwila) and between Everett and Seattle (with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds).

Battery Street Tunnel/Aurora Avenue Closure for Paving November 10-11

SDOT advises travelers that crews will close the Battery Street Tunnel/State Route 99 in both directions for roadway paving above the tunnel on Friday night, November 10 to Saturday morning, November 11. Closure of the tunnel is required for grinding work before paving the roadway above the tunnel.

From 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 10 until 5 a.m. Saturday, November 11, travelers can expect:

  • The Battery Street Tunnel will be closed to all traffic in both directions between Western Ave and John St
  • Northbound SR 99 traffic will be required to exit at Western Ave
  • Southbound SR 99 traffic will be required to exit at Denny Way
  • Signed detour routes will be in place
  • The tunnel will be reopened at 5 a.m. while paving above the tunnel is done through 8 a.m.

From 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 10 until 8 a.m. Saturday, November 11, travelers can expect:

  • Aurora Ave will be closed to all traffic between 6th Ave and Denny Way (above the Battery Street Tunnel) for grinding and paving
  • There will be No Parking in the work zone
  • A signed detour will be in place
  • King County Metro bus routes 5, 26, 28 and RapidRide E-Line will be impacted
    • Bus Stop #6235 (behind the Pink Elephant Car wash) will be closed
    • Please visit Metro’s Alerts & Updates page or call 206-553-3000 for additional bus stop information
  • Sidewalk access will be maintained
  • Police officers will be at the intersections of Aurora Ave/6th Ave, Aurora Ave/Denny Way, and 6th Ave/Denny Way to assist with traffic

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

Traffic Detours on 1st Ave S between S Jackson St and Yesler Way Begin the Week of October 23

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that crews will be locating utilities along 1st Ave S between S Jackson St and Yesler Way to prepare for upcoming utility work. This will require detours in small sections along northbound 1st Ave S and westbound S Jackson St.

During weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm, beginning as soon as October 23 and continuing until approximately mid-November, travelers can expect:

  • The following sections of roadway will be closed one area at a time and detours will be in place:
    • Area 1: Westbound S Jackson St between 1st Ave S and Occidental Ave S
    • Area 2: Northbound 1st Ave S between S Jackson St and S Main St
    • Area 3: Northbound 1st Ave S between S Main St and S Washington St
    • Area 4: Northbound 1st Ave S between S Washington St and Yesler Way
  • Traffic will be detoured during work hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Uniformed police officers will direct traffic at signalized intersections
  • Parking restrictions will be in place in portions of 1st Ave S between S Jackson St and Yesler Way and on some intersecting streets
  • Sidewalks will remain open

This is part of utility construction work in advance of the Center City Connector Streetcar project. Please visit the project web page for more information: www.seattlestreetcar.org/centercity.htm.

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