Traffic alert: “Final paving” ahead for 1st Avenue South

From the city’s SODO traffic alert e-mail list tonight – “final paving” means nighttime closures next week:

Final paving Tuesday – Friday, September 8-11: overnight closures from 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. required. 1st Ave S will be closed to traffic in both directions between S Stacy and S Horton streets. During the paving, traffic will not be allowed to cross 1st Ave S east- or westbound in the work zone. North-and southbound 1st Ave S traffic will be detoured over to 4th S via S Holgate and S Horton streets. Alternate route: Use East Marginal Way S via S Atlantic and S Spokane streets. S Occidental and S Utah – the non-arterials that flank 1st Ave S – will also remain open.

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6 Replies to "Traffic alert: "Final paving" ahead for 1st Avenue South"

  • Admiral Janeway September 3, 2009 (7:04 pm)

    Woohoo! I almost forgotten what it is like to drive a straight line on First Ave. Now if they will hurry up and finish the construction on Royal Brougham maybe my commute will speed up a little.

  • WS Dog Lover September 3, 2009 (8:34 pm)

    clap your hands! stomp your feet! thank you Lord! Now We’ve got concrete!!!

  • mickeymouse September 4, 2009 (8:51 am)

    Are they really NOT going to fix the portion of 1st ave just north of Spokane street? We will have a smooth roadway from stadium area south, and then for the last block before Spokane street it will be a rutted, potholed mess????

  • Mike September 4, 2009 (9:20 am)

    finish? Good grief the paving they’ve done is aweful. There are peaks for the pipe covers that can rip off oil pans from stock sedans. The city better fix that before they call it good, you need at least 6″ of ground clearance to drive over it.

  • LB September 4, 2009 (12:09 pm)

    I suspect the part of 1st ave between Spokane and the south end of the current paving project will be repaved as part of the Spokane St. Viaduct wodening project.

  • PSPS September 4, 2009 (6:04 pm)

    Why weren’t they working on this whole project during nighttime hours (as well as daytime) in the first place? The job would have been done a long time ago.

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