Saturday, December 6, at 9:00 am, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will repair sections of 15th Avenue South, Rainier Avenue South, and Beacon Avenue South where the pavement was excavated for work on underground utilities. There will be flaggers to direct traffic. Lanes are scheduled to reopen by 3:30 pm.
Areas affected will be:
the 3000 block of 15th Avenue South (between Stevens and Winthrop*)
the 5100 block of Rainier Avenue South (at 39th Avenue South)
Rainier Avenue South at Medley Court south of South Austin Street
the 3000 and 3400 blocks of Beacon Avenue South (between Stevens and Hanford, and between Hinds and Spokane)
Need more information? Contact Eric Stewart at 206-255-2349.
*The city press release said the 3200 block, but the block bounded by Stevens and Winthrop is the 3000 block.
Here’s a map of the Beacon Hill locations affected:
We noticed recently that the work on the east side of the 17th and Beacon intersection has reopened to traffic. The planters and pedestrian-scale lighting don’t appear to be there yet, though. With luck this will be a safer intersection for pedestrians crossing 17th at this spot. It doesn’t seem to affect those crossing Beacon to the library, however.
Does the “left turn only” sign mean that drivers can no longer cross Beacon and continue southward on 17th?
If you are like us, you’ve been wondering what the heck is going on with the intersection at 17th/Beacon/Forest, across from the library, that’s been closed since September. Allison Delong took the initiative to call SDOT to find out.
Apparently, the hold-up is that they need to grind some asphalt to finish the work, and the grinder is in the shop! They hope to have the intersection open again in the next few weeks, one way or another.