The northbound lane of Eighth Avenue S, between S Dearborn Street and S Lane Street in the Chinatown/International District, will be closed to traffic from Wednesday, October 16 through Thursday, October 24. Southbound Eighth Avenue S will not be impacted. This closure is required for roadway excavation and restoration for the First Hill Streetcar.
Northbound traffic on Eighth Avenue South will be directed at S Dearborn Street to use the following detour:
West on S Dearborn Street to Seventh Avenue S
North on Seventh Avenue S to S Lane Street
East on S Lane Street to 8th Avenue S
When complete, the First Hill Streetcar Line will have ten stations along a two and one-half mile route from S Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue S to Broadway and Denny Way. 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. Completion is planned for mid- 2014. For further information, visit the project website at http://www.seattlestreetcar.org.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114