The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers to plan their trips this weekend keeping in mind that the intersection of East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue will be fully closed to all directions of travel. Local access will be maintained and businesses will be accessible. Crews will begin water main work as a part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project.
Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17 through 8 a.m. Sunday, July 19, travelers can expect the following:
- The East Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions.
- East Yesler Way from 20th Avenue South to Martin Luther King Jr Way will be open only for local access.
- 23rd Avenue between East Jefferson Street and South Jackson Street will be open only for local access for southbound traffic, with two-way access between South Main Street and East Yesler Way for local access to residences and businesses; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Cherry Street.
- Detours around the intersection of East Yesler Way at 23rd Avenue South include:
- For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Jefferson Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on South Jackson Street to return to 23rd Avenue South.
- For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow the regular construction detour on South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way, returning to 23rd Avenue at East Cherry Street.
- For westbound East Yesler Way traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use 20th Avenue South.
- For eastbound East Yesler Way traffic, drivers will take 20th Ave South to South Jackson Street. To return to East Yesler Way, use Martin Luther King Jr Way.
- For information about bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or call 206-553-3000.
- Flaggers and uniformed police officers will be present to manage traffic and assist pedestrians.
- Pedestrian crossings will be maintained and businesses will remain open and accessible.
Please visit the website for more information and to view a map of the detours: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm