The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the eastbound curb lane of Denny Way between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue this coming Saturday, April 19. The lane will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 6 p.m. to accommodate construction associated with the extension of overhead trolley electric wires.
The construction is part of the Belltown-Uptown Electric Transit Improvements Project, a collaborative effort with King County Metro, to install inbound (towards downtown) trolley wires on Denny Way (where they will connect with existing southbound service on 3rd Avenue). This will provide a more direct routing than currently exists, and is projected to reduce travel times by two minutes per trip.
The project also includes creation of a new inbound (eastbound) bus stop on Denny Way, a bit east of 2nd Avenue. This will replace the existing inbound stop just west of Warren Place, which is too small to adequately accommodate the large number of daily boardings at this location. The new stop will include a bus shelter, bench, bike rack, and a real time bus arrival information sign. (The existing inbound bus stop on Denny Way just east of 3rd Avenue will also be closed in favor of the new consolidated stop.)
Construction on the project should be completed by early June.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, Communications Office, 206.684.8114