Beginning the week of July 5, SDOT’s contractor will begin a second phase of construction on East Marginal Way South, from Ellis Avenue South to the Seattle/ Tukwila city limit. East Marginal Way S will be reduced to one lane in each direction, except during afternoon peak commuting hours. Construction will be completed on this street in September 2011.
On Thursday and Friday July 8 and 9, SDOT’s contractor will work at night to repave Ellis Avenue South and South Albro Place between East Marginal Way South and Stanley Avenue South. If weather is favorable, this work will take two nights to complete, from 7 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the next morning.
During this nighttime work, one lane will remain open for westbound traffic on Albro Place and for southbound traffic on Ellis Avenue. However, these streets will be closed to northbound and eastbound traffic during the night, and traffic will be detoured over I-5, and then circled back to Albro Place. More specifically, the detour will direct traffic from East Marginal Way South onto Corson Avenue South, then to South Lucille Street, then to 15th Avenue South, and then to Swift Avenue South to return to South Albro Place.
Uniformed police officers will assist traffic.
There may be short-term cross street and driveway restrictions (two to four hours). Bus stops may be closed or relocated. There will be parking and loading restrictions near the work zone. Please note — vehicles parked on the street in No Parking zones will be towed.
Drivers should expect traffic congestion and delays, and may want to consider using alternate routes.
For more information: George Frost, (206) 615-0786
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548