Speaking of SDOT: Another downtown long-term traffic alert, for NB 1st Avenue

If you use 1st Avenue to get into downtown – note that a longterm two-block closure of NB 1st is about to begin. Today’s notice from SDOT:

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers that due to utility construction in support of the replacement of the existing water main, northbound 1st Ave between Yesler Way and Columbia St will be closed for approximately 5 months. Additionally, the curb lane of southbound 1st Ave between Columbia St and Yesler Way will be closed for the same duration.

These closures are in addition to the following lane closures in this area:

*Westbound S Jackson St between 2nd Ave S and 1st Ave S. These blocks are scheduled to open by May 25.

*Northbound 1st Ave S between S Jackson St and Yesler Way. These blocks are scheduled to open later in the summer.

*Southbound 1st Ave S between Yesler Way and S Jackson St is occasionally closed, 9:30 AM – 3 PM. These closures are expected to conclude by the end of May.

*S Main St between 1st Ave S and 2nd Ave S is closed in both directions, 7 AM – 5 PM weekdays until May 23.

Please visit the project webpage for more information.

8 Replies to "Speaking of SDOT: Another downtown long-term traffic alert, for NB 1st Avenue"

  • GMAN May 21, 2018 (10:02 pm)

    So basically don’t go to pioneer square for 6 months, bummer for all the businesses 

  • JoB May 22, 2018 (6:33 am)

    you can’t get there from here :(

  • zark00 May 22, 2018 (11:13 am)

    5.3m commute to work, now takes about 45 mins.  Once this debacle kicks in, it’ll be pushing an hour 1/2 to make a 5 mile commute – this city is run by a bunch of clowns.

    • TreeHouse May 22, 2018 (12:15 pm)

      Yes Zark! I agree! What a bunch of clowns for wanting to replace the water main! Ugh! First they are squandering our hard earned tax dollars to water main replacement, and now they are purposefully making our commute longer! 

    • Jort May 22, 2018 (12:28 pm)

      I would strongly encourage you to consider public transportation, a bike, or a combination of both! 

      On a Lime E-Bike, you can go from downtown to the Junction in about 30 minutes, all without breaking a sweat!

      If you’d like a sign-up code, I’m happy to help!

    • Tsurly May 22, 2018 (2:19 pm)

      Huh, my 8.5 mile one way bike commute takes me 30 minutes everyday, unless the Spokane bridge opens. Maybe the problem is you?

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