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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Turn Restriction at Airport Wy S and S Spokane St

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/8/2009  3:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548



Turn Restriction Begins Monday at
Airport Way S and S Spokane Street

SEATTLE -Beginning Monday, May 11th, traffic on Airport Way South will be restricted from turning west onto South Spokane Street for approximately eight weeks.

This closure of westbound traffic between Airport Way South and Sixth Avenue South will not affect vehicles approaching South Spokane Street from northbound I-5 (via exit 163) or from Beacon Hill (via South Columbian Way). Westbound traffic on South Spokane Street will, however, take a slight jog to the left as they proceed through the intersection. Westbound traffic will also have the option of turning left to proceed south on Sixth Avenue South.

South Spokane Street remains closed to eastbound traffic between First and Sixth avenues, with a detour route north on First to South Lander Street. (Local access is being maintained to businesses between First and Second avenues on eastbound South Spokane Street.)

The turn restriction from Airport Way South to South Spokane Street is needed to allow placement of a water quality vault underneath the Spokane Street Viaduct just west of Sixth Avenue South.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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