On Monday, July 30, northbound and southbound traffic will be prohibited on 14th Avenue South between S Main Street and E Yesler Way to facilitate construction of the First Hill Streetcar. A detour will be posted utilizing 12th Ave S, Boren Ave S, and S Jackson St. While this section of northbound 14th Ave S will be closed until the end of August, southbound 14th Ave S will remain closed.
Track construction on E Yesler Way and 14th Ave S has been scheduled for this time period to achieve completion prior to fall classes at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. Local access, pedestrian access, and access to businesses will be maintained during this work.
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 transit expansion plan. This project, which began in April of this year, is expected to be completed by spring of 2014.
For further information, visit the project Web site at http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/.