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.

Nighttime Traffic Restrictions on 4th Ave S between Holgate St and Royal Brougham Way, October 16-19

SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers of traffic revisions on 4th Ave S between Holgate St and S Royal Brougham Way for paving. This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Monday, October 16, travelers can expect:

  • Closure of all northbound lanes on 4th Ave S between Holgate St and S Royal Brougham Way
  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured onto 1st Ave S and 6th Ave S
  • Pedestrians access will be maintained
  • King County Metro will reroute buses during this work; for more information on Metro route changes, visit http://kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, travelers can expect:

  • Closure of all northbound lanes on 4th Ave S between Holgate St and S Royal Brougham Way
  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured onto 1st Ave S and 6th Ave S
  • Pedestrians access will be maintained
  • King County Metro will reroute buses during this work; for more information on Metro route changes, visit http://kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, travelers can expect:

  • Closure of all southbound lanes on 4th Ave S between S Royal Brougham Way and Holgate St
  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured onto 1st Ave S and 6th Ave S
  • Pedestrians access will be maintained
  • King County Metro will reroute buses during this work; for more information on Metro route changes, visit http://kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts King County Metro

From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, travelers can expect:

  • Closure of all southbound lanes on 4th Ave S between S Royal Brougham Way and Holgate St
  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured onto 1st Ave S and 6th Ave S
  • Pedestrians access will be maintained
  • King County Metro will reroute buses during this work; for more information on Metro route changes, visit http://kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts

For all roadways:

  • Access to offices, businesses, and services will be maintained throughout construction
  • Sidewalks will remain accessible with occasional detours for people walking
  • Police officers or flaggers will assist with traffic control and work zone safety
  • Emergency vehicles will be able to access the work zone at all times

The work is expected to create construction-related noise, dust, vibration, and concrete odor.

For more information on this project and to sign up for email updates, please visit:

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_4s.htm.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at 4thAveSPaving@seattle.gov or 206-727-3669. We appreciate your patience during this work.

 

Paving on 40th Ave SW and SW Edmunds October 14 – 15, October 21 -22

SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that crews will be repaving 40th Avenue SW and SW Edmunds street the weekends of Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 15 and Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 22.

On both weekends, from 9 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday travelers can expect:

  • SW Edmunds Street will be closed to all traffic between 40th Ave SW and Fauntleroy Way SW
    • Street will be detoured
    • Uniformed Police Officers will direct traffic at the intersection
  • No parking on 40th Ave SW and SW Edmunds St in the work zone
    • “No Parking” signs will be placed 72 hours prior to start of work
  • Driveway access will be limited, with waits up to 15 minutes for equipment to clear

This work is part of the Arterial Maintenance for Drainage and Wastewater Program. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

 

 

System Reliability Work on Spokane Street Viaduct to Start on July 14

Seattle City Light crews plan to improve electrical system reliability by pulling new wire over the top of the Spokane Street Viaduct near 2nd Avenue South.

To work safely, traffic will be reduced to one lane and the speed limit dropped to 25 mph in both the east and west bound directions of the Spokane Street Viaduct between 1st Avenue South and 6th Avenue South. See the work zone map below. Work will occur on Friday, July, 14 and Saturday, July, 15 if necessary.

Drivers should expect slowdowns during this time.

Lane reduction details:

The nights of Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 (if needed)

  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane and speed limits dropped to 25 mph in both directions from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Washington State Patrol and extra City Light equipment will be positioned in the work zone to promote safety.
  • Access to 1st Avenue South and 4th Avenue South ramps will be maintained.

The newly installed electrical wire will improve system reliability and add capacity to the South of Downtown (SoDo) area.

Map of construction work area on the West Seattle Bridge.