The Seattle Department of Transportation will be working in two intersections along Broadway in the First Hill Neighborhood the weekend of Feb. 8-9. The intersection of Jefferson Street and Broadway will be fully closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. for overhead electrical installations. Also on Saturday, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., the east leg of the intersection of James Street and Broadway will be closed for asphalt paving. This work is associated with the First Hill Streetcar project.
There will be signed detours for these closures and police officers and flaggers will be present to assist with traffic and pedestrians and to ensure access to businesses and residences in the area. For more information about these detours please see the project website.
Paving is weather dependent and rain may cause the work scheduled at James Street for Saturday to be moved to Sunday or later in the month.
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 http://www.seattlestreetcar.org.