On Saturday, October 26 a contractor will be pulling overhead electrical wire for the First Hill Streetcar along Broadway between East Howell Street and James Street. During the first part of this activity, from 5 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m., both the north- and southbound lanes will be shifted to the west side of Broadway so work can be performed in the northbound travel lane. There will be short-term traffic delays at the intersections.
At the end of the wire pull traffic will be shifted back to its normal position and work will commence in the following intersections along Broadway (times are approximate):
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pine/Broadway and Union/Broadway intersections
4 – 10 p.m. Madison/Broadway intersection
Uniformed police officers and flaggers will direct traffic through the work areas. Expect lane reductions, lane shifts, overhead electrical work, work in the center of intersections and generally slower traffic. Access will be maintained to businesses and for pedestrians.
When complete, the First Hill Streetcar Line will have ten stations along a two and one-half mile route from South Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue South 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
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206..684.8114