Final paving on First Avenue South will take place at night (weather permitting) next week. The paving and striping of First Avenue between South Stacy and Horton streets will likely take four nights to complete and is scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, September 8 to September 11.
First Avenue South will be closed to traffic in both directions each night at 9 p.m. and will be reopened no later than 6 a.m. the following morning. The cross streets (South Stacy, Lander, Forest, Hanford and Horton Streets) will also be closed to thru traffic at First Avenue during these times.
Both north- and south-bound traffic will be detoured around First Avenue South between South Holgate and Horton streets using Fourth Avenue South.
Local access will be allowed along First Avenue South north and south of the construction zone – between Holgate and Stacy and between Horton and Spokane- but no traffic will be allowed between Stacy and Horton.
Drivers may choose to use East Marginal Way South as an alternate route.
Uniformed patrol officers will be stationed at each intersection along First Avenue South during the paving operations to handle any difficulties.
Some relatively minor construction work will need to be finished after the final paving is done and the street reopened to traffic. These activities may occasionally require the temporary closure of the curbside traffic lane in places, but should not interfere with either the driving lanes or the center turn lane. And as soon as this work is finished, likely within the week after paving is completed, parking in the curbside lane will be restored.
For information: Art Brochet, (206) 240-1106, or see www.seattle.gov/transportation/first_s_rebuild.htm
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548