The Seattle Department of Transportation will partially close two intersections in the Chinatown/International District in order to perform roadway restoration, asphalt paving and overhead electrical installation work for the First Hill Streetcar.
The intersection of South Jackson Street and Eighth Avenue South will be partially closed to traffic from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, until 12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 27, and again on Saturday, March 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this period Eighth Avenue South will be closed to northbound traffic at South Jackson Street. Also, there will be no turns from South Jackson Street to southbound Eighth Avenue South. Access to businesses located on Eighth Avenue South between South King Street and South Jackson Street will be maintained.
Additionally, the intersection of South Jackson Street and Fifth Avenue South will be partially closed to traffic on Sunday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastbound and westbound traffic on South Jackson Street will not be permitted to make left turns at Fifth Avenue South. Northbound and Southbound traffic on Fifth Avenue South will be required to turn right at South Jackson Street. To view a map of the detour routes for this closure at Fifth Avenue South, please visit the project web site.
Police officers and flaggers will be present to assist with traffic and pedestrians and to ensure access to businesses and residences in the area.
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