The Seattle Department of Transportation will close southbound Broadway between James Street and Jefferson Street from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. Also on Saturday, Minor Avenue will be closed in both directions between James Street and Broadway from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. These closures are for the delivery and installation of an electrical substation for providing power to the First Hill Streetcar. Police officers and traffic flaggers will be present to ensure access to businesses and residences in the area and the following detour will be provided:
- Southbound traffic on Broadway will be directed:
West on James Street to Boren Avenue
South on Boren Avenue to Jefferson Street
East on Jefferson Street to Broadway
Other lane closures for this weekend were announced previously:
SDOT will close two north-south streets at their intersections with South Jackson Street on Saturday, March 29. Fifth Avenue South will be closed on both sides of South Jackson Street from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 12th Avenue South will be closed on both sides of South Jackson Street from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The closures are for asphalt paving work associated with the First Hill Streetcar Project. The work requires fair weather and will be rescheduled if the forecast is not favorable. Detour routes will use nearby arterial streets; for a map, please see http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/firsthill.htm.
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.