The Seattle Department of Transportation’s 23rd Avenue project is to continue through spring 2019, affecting the stretch between South Jackson Street and Rainier Ave South. This represents the second phase of construction on the 23rd Avenue corridor.
Updates are available at http://bit.ly/23rdAvePhase2.
The first phase of the 23rd Avenue project, between Jackson and East John Streets, was completed in 2017. The work is intended to improve safety and mobility for people who drive, walk, and take transit. Below is information from an SDOT news release….
- Replacing the water main under the street between S Jackson St and S Norman St
- Replacing water service pipes and fire hydrants from S Norman St to Rainier Ave S.
- Redesigning the street from four lanes to three from S Jackson St to S Holgate St
- Sidewalk improvements and curb ramps
- Repaving the street
- New storm drains
- Landscaping and street trees
- Transit improvements
- Pedestrian and safety improvements at the Rainier Ave S, S Hill St, and 23rd Ave S intersection
During construction, expect:
- Southbound 23rd Ave S between S Jackson St and S Norman St will be detoured to Martin Luther King Jr Way S
- Multiple, short-term driveway closures and sidewalk detours
- Short-term side street closures and temporary loss of parking on side streets
- Some night time work
- Typical construction impacts like noise, dust, and vibrations
- Temporary water shutdowns for some customers; advance notice will be provided
King County Metro Routes 4 and 48 are using Martin Luther King Jr Way S during construction. Both routes will provide the same level of service as before construction. For Metro info, call 206-553-3000 or visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro.
Need to reach someone?
The project information line: 206-727-8857