Beginning Monday, July 2, southbound traffic will be prohibited on 14th Avenue S between E Yesler Way and S Main Street to facilitate construction of the First Hill Streetcar. A detour will be posted utilizing 12th Avenue S, Boren Avenue S, and S Jackson Street. This project, which is expected to be completed in Spring 2014, began in April of this year.
Track construction on E. Yesler Way and 14th Avenue S. has been scheduled at this time in order to be completed prior to commencement of fall 2012 classes at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School.
Local access, pedestrian access, and access to businesses will be maintained during this work.
The City of Seattle is developing the First Hill Streetcar in partnership with Sound Transit, with funding provided through the 2008 voter approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) transit expansion plan.
For further information, visit the project Web site at www.seattlestreetcar.org.