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Time to get prepared for major traffic changes starting June 8
The countdown to construction continues! Starting at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 8, travelers in the Central Area can expect major traffic changes as crews start rebuilding 23rd Avenue and replacing the water main. Construction will start in Zone A, between S Jackson and E Cherry streets, and is expected to last in this zone for approximately 8 months.
Traffic changes will include:
While construction is underway, commuters and neighbors can expect longer travel times in the area—especially during the first few weeks after the detour starts. To help manage traffic and keep people safe, there will be Uniformed Police Officers stationed at multiple locations on 23rd Avenue and along the detour route.
Drivers will also notice additional signage throughout the area, some left turn restrictions, and changes to signals to maximize movement through major intersections. We encourage commuters and neighbors to use the signed detour route or other arterials, and to avoid cutting through neighborhood streets.
Upcoming construction activities
Community drop-in session
Thanks to all who came out to our first community drop-in session on May 18. In case you missed it, we talked with neighbors about construction, answered questions and shared the latest information about King County Metro route changes and detours during construction.
Mark your calendars for our June drop-in session!
Monday, June 15, 2015 | *New time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM*
Garfield Community Center - Key Project Room
2323 E Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122
For more information
Call the project hotline: 206-727-8857
If you need this information translated, or to request an interpreter, please call 206-727-8857.
23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project
The purpose of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project is to improve safety and mobility for people who drive, walk, bike and take transit in the Central Area. Phase 1 of the project includes modifying 23rd Avenue from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane. This phase of work also includes replacing the water main, installing new pavement, sidewalk improvements, traffic signal improvements, lighting improvements and public art. Click here to view the project fact sheet. Construction will start in Zone A, between S Jackson and E Cherry streets, and is expected to last for about 8 months. The Phase 1 project to improve safety and mobility between S Jackson and E John streets is expected to be complete by early 2017.