Seattle City Light will begin final roadway restoration along Stewart Street between Minor Avenue and 6th Avenue on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. This work is part of the Denny Network Project and will affect commuters entering the center city, particularly at the Stewart Street exit from southbound I-5. Work is scheduled to occur in two stages:
Stage 1: Feb. 27 to March 10 – Stewart St between Minor and Boren Avenue
- Weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.: There will be a split-lane roadway configuration with traffic flowing on either side of the closed lane (one lane closed; two general purpose lanes and one transit lane open). See the graphic which illustrates this traffic lane configuration.
- Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning: The left two lanes will be closed and two general purpose lanes will be shared by transit and all other vehicles.
Stage 2: March 7 to May 1 – Stewart St between 9th and 6th Avenue
- Weekdays: The left two lanes will be closed and two general purpose lanes will be shared by transit and all other vehicles.
Weekend hours for both stages of work: If no work is scheduled, the left lane will be closed and two general purpose lanes and one transit lane will be open. If work is scheduled, the two left lanes will be closed and two general purpose lanes will be shared by transit and all other vehicles.
Bicyclists who currently use this section of Stewart Street may continue to use the north curb lane (right lane), which will remain open during construction. This transit lane is used for right turns by general purpose traffic, but is also marked as a shared-lane for cyclist use. All travelers should exercise additional caution during the Stewart Street lane closures. For more information on bike routes, please see SDOT’s interactive bike map.
Restoration of the Stewart Street roadway between Minor Avenue and 6th Avenue is anticipated to take approximately three months. This work is the next step in completing the installation of the Denny Network, an underground electrical vault and duct bank system in the Denny Triangle and South Lake Union neighborhoods that is part of the Denny Substation Program.
To learn more about the Denny Network and the Denny Substation Program, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/light/dennysub/.