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Lane closure on S. Graham St. on 11/19-20

November 16th, 2013 at 8:02 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close one lane of South Graham Street from Beacon Avenue South to 23rd Avenue South on November 19-20 for paving. One lane will be kept open with flaggers on hand to assist traffic through the area in alternating directions. Work may be rescheduled or cancelled if the weather doesn’t cooperate.


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Northbound 12th Ave S. closed this weekend in Little Saigon

July 27th, 2013 at 12:18 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Heading north on 12th Avenue South this weekend? You’ll need to detour.

First Hill Streetcar project construction will close the northbound lane of 12th Avenue South to through traffic from South King Street to South Jackson Street, starting on Saturday, July 27 at 7 a.m. and continuing until Monday, July 29 at 5 a.m. A detour will be set up here on Beacon Hill, with the diversion starting at 15th Avenue South at South College Street, where traffic will be diverted east, then north on Rainier Avenue South, then west on South Jackson Street to 12th Avenue South.

The intersection of South Jackson Street and 12th Avenue South will remain open to eastbound, westbound, and southbound traffic. Also, 12th Avenue between South King Street and South Jackson Street will remain open to northbound local access traffic, and pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained.


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S. McClellan to close for weekend repaving project

June 5th, 2013 at 4:28 am | 3 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

This Saturday, June 8, westbound South McClellan Street will be closed between 23rd Avenue South and 20th Avenue South for repaving by the Seattle Department of Transportation. The street will close at 7 a.m. to repave concrete panels in the 2100 block.

The street will remain closed until about 2 p.m. on Sunday, to give the concrete time to cure. A detour route will be provided for westbound travelers: south on 23rd, west on South Spokane Street, then north on Beacon Avenue South to McClellan and Beacon.


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Plan ahead: 12th Ave S closure and detour May 18-20

May 10th, 2013 at 5:26 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The Seattle Department of Transportation wants you to know that streetcar construction will force some lane closures on 12th Avenue South from May 18 through 20. This will affect vehicles traveling from the International District to North Beacon Hill. Here’s the announcement:

Next weekend (May 18 to 20) the southbound lane of 12th Avenue South will be closed at South Jackson Street in the Little Saigon neighborhood for First Hill Streetcar track construction.

SDOT’s contractor will close the street from 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 until Monday morning. Southbound vehicles will be able to turn east or west onto South Jackson Street. For vehicles traveling to Beacon Hill, the detour will be eastbound on S Jackson Street to southbound Rainier Avenue South, and then westbound on South College Street.

The detour will be signed to assist drivers traveling through this intersection. Local access, pedestrian access, and access to businesses will be maintained.

Uniformed police officers will be on-site to keep traffic moving at the South Jackson Street and 12th Avenue South intersection.

For further information, visit the project Website at www.seattlestreetcar.org.


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12th and Jackson intersection to close for construction

February 1st, 2013 at 2:49 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

You will need to detour around the the intersection of 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street just north of Beacon Hill this weekend as construction for the First Hill Streetcar continues. The intersection at the heart of Little Saigon will be closed Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Police and flaggers will be there to direct traffic and ensure that businesses and residences are accessible.

The planned detours:

  • Eastbound traffic – south on Fourth Avenue S, east on Seattle Blvd S, east on S Dearborn St
  • Westbound traffic – northwest on Boren Ave S, west on Yesler Way
  • Northbound traffic – east on S College St, north on Rainier Ave S, northwest on Boren Ave S
  • Southbound traffic – west on Yesler Way, south on Second Ave S Extension

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Street closures planned in Sodo

December 8th, 2011 at 6:30 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Those driving through Sodo, take note: Sixth Avenue South and East Marginal Way South will both be closed overnight tonight and some nights next week at South Spokane Street, so that workers can complete construction in the area for the Spokane Street Viaduct widening project.

Sixth Avenue South will be closed at South Spokane Street tonight, Thursday, December 8, and also on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13. Closures will begin at 9 p.m., except on December 12, when work will begin at 11 p.m. The street will reopen at 5 a.m. each morning.

Northbound drivers on Sixth Avenue South will have access to I-5 on-ramps at Sixth and Spokane during the closures.

Northbound East Marginal Way at South Spokane Street will be closed tonight, December 8, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. The street will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic next Monday-Thursday, December 12-15 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. each following morning.

On Tuesday, December 13, the southbound to westbound turn to the West Seattle Swing Bridge will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will be directed to a detour via the First Avenue South Bridge.

Further information on the viaduct widening project, which is scheduled to complete in Spring 2012, can be found at the project website.


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Rizal Bridge repair work extended until 9/9

August 26th, 2011 at 7:30 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Photo of the Jose Rizal Bridge by Seattle Daily Photo, in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

The Jose Rizal Bridge repair project has been extended until Friday, September 9, while Seattle Department of Transportation crews continue to work on the underside of the bridge. During work hours, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the northbound right lane will be closed. The sidewalk remains open.


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Spokane Street Viaduct lanes to close this week

August 14th, 2011 at 9:24 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises that the westbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct will be closed just west of I-5 for three nights, August 16-18. During these closures, southbound traffic exiting I-5 will be detoured to the S. Forest St. exit. Northbound traffic and westbound traffic from Columbian Way on Beacon Hill will be detoured to surface streets at 6th Ave. S. Drivers on southbound Highway 99 will still be able to access West Seattle as usual.

On August 15, the right lane of the westbound Spokane Street Viaduct will be closed overnight. The I-5 westbound ramps will remain open.

For more information, see the project website.


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4th Ave lane reductions postponed

August 3rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The 4th Ave. S. lane closures in Sodo that were planned to begin tonight have been postponed. The nightly lane reductions are now expected to begin next week.

The closures are part of the Spokane Street Viaduct widening project. See the project website for further information.


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Rizal Bridge lane to be closed for maintenance

July 8th, 2011 at 8:01 am | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Photo of the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge by Seattle Daily Photo in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

Seattle Department of Transportation crews will close the northbound, right lane of the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge from July 11 to July 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The closure will allow crews to perform maintenance work underneath the bridge deck. Be aware that there may be some congestion in the area.


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