Wednesday, July 15, 2015

23rd Avenue construction update: Full Yesler intersection closure this weekend, July 17-19

Full intersection closure at E Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue this weekend
This weekend, crews will continue moving north in Zone A to begin water main work at the intersection of E Yesler Way and 23rd Avenue. The Yesler intersection will be fully closed this weekend, starting 7 PM on Friday, July 17, through 8 AM on Sunday, July 19. Neighbors can expect around-the-clock construction and detours at this intersection.
You can learn more about the work, detours, and water service interruptions by reading the latest construction notice. Seattle Public Utilities is providing notice to nearby residents and businesses who will experience temporary water shut-offs while crews perform utility work this weekend.
The Douglas Truth Library, Catholic Community Services and nearby businesses are open during this work. Customers can continue to access these services and businesses by car by driving into the local access areas. You can also reach them on foot, as pedestrian access will be maintained. 
Jackson intersection work update
Work last weekend at the S Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue S intersection went according to schedule, with the concrete breaking (pictured above) and paving bringing work one step closer to completion at this intersection.

Crews plan to work at the Jackson Street intersection next weekend, July 24-27, to repave the four crosswalk areas of the intersection. More details will be included in next week’s email update.
Preliminary utility work in Zone B
Work on the water main is moving ahead of schedule, so crews plan to begin preliminary utility work in Zone B, E Cherry Street to E Union Street, the week of August 3. We will share more information in our email update next week.
July community drop-in session
Please join us next week for our monthly community drop-in session. Swing by anytime between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to talk with the project team about the project or construction. 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Garfield Community Center, Computer Lab 
2323 E Cherry Street, Seattle, WA 98122

For more information

Call the 24-hour project hotline: 206-727-8857

If you need this information translated, or to request an interpreter, please call 206-727-8857.
23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project
The purpose of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project is to improve safety and mobility for people who drive, walk, bike and take transit. Phase 1 of the project includes modifying 23rd Avenue between E John Street and S Jackson Street from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane. This phase of work also includes replacing the water main, installing new pavement, sidewalk improvements, traffic signal improvements, lighting improvements and public art. Click here to view the project fact sheet. Construction started in Zone A, between S Jackson and E Cherry streets, and will proceed into the other two zones. Work in Zone A started on June 8 and is expected to last for about eight months. All Phase 1 construction is expected to be complete by early 2017.

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