SDOT and its contractor are making roadway improvements and utility upgrades on Virginia Street that will improve mobility and enhance downtown power distribution.
During the weekend of April 30 the contractor will install an electrical vault at the Fourth Avenue intersection and remove and replace concrete panels on the south side of Virginia Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
This work will begin Friday at 7 p.m. Early Saturday morning a crane will be erected on Virginia between Fourth and Fifth avenues to lift and install the panels for the electrical vault. The contractor anticipates completing this work by 4 a.m., Monday, May 3.
Street Closures and Restrictions
Virginia Street: Third to Fifth avenues
Closed to through traffic 7 p.m. Friday – 4 a.m. Monday
Virginia Street: Fifth A to Sixth avenues
One eastbound lane open 7 p.m. Friday – 4 a.m. Monday
Fourth Avenue: Stewart to Lenora streets
Closed to through traffic 7 p.m. Friday – late Saturday/early Sunday
Third, Fifth and Sixth avenues will remain open with minor lane restrictions near the work zone.
Detour routes will be posted. Police officers will be on site to keep traffic moving. Pedestrian access to all businesses and residences will be maintained.
This project is funded by the “Bridging the Gap” transportation levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2006.
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