In preparation for construction to build the Ship Canal Trail, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is relocating a gas line that runs under the Nickerson/15th Avenue West Ramp, just north of West Emerson Street. To complete the work PSE must close the Nickerson/15th Avenue West Ramp to southbound 15th Avenue West from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day for up to five days, beginning August 24, 2011. The roadway will remain open on the weekends, with work resuming August 29 and 30 as needed.
During this utility work PSE will detour most traffic from W Nickerson Street to West Emerson Street heading east, to access southbound 15th Avenue West. Due to the tight turns, large trucks will be detoured onto westbound West Emerson Street, south along Gilman Avenue West to 20th Avenue West, and then eastbound on West Dravus Street to 15th Avenue West.
Seattle Department of Transportation work in the area, to build the Ship Canal Trail, is expected to begin in early September.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114