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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Nighttime and Weekend Work on Second Avenue

7/29/2009  8:45:00 AM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Nighttime and Weekend Work on Second Avenue

SEATTLE--the Seattle Department of Transportation is currently paving Second Avenue through downtown Seattle, from Denny Way to South Jackson Street.

This weekend, SDOT’s contractor will work in the intersection of Second Avenue and Spring Street, from 7 p.m. Friday (July 31) to 6 a.m. Monday (August 3). During this work, the intersection will remain open except that eastbound traffic on Spring Street will be required to turn right onto Second.

During the following weekend, the contractor will work at the intersections of Broad, Stewart, Pine and Pike streets from 7 p.m. on Friday (August 7) to 4 a.m. on Monday (August 10). Second Avenue will be reduced to one southbound lane near work zones at these locations. Traffic on cross streets will be restricted as follows:

  • Broad Street will be closed to eastbound traffic at First Avenue. Westbound traffic on Broad Street will be required to turn left on Second Avenue.
  • Stewart Street will be closed to westbound traffic at Third Avenue.
  • Pine Street will be reduced to one westbound lane at Second Avenue.
  • Pike Street will be reduced to one eastbound lane at Second Avenue.

Uniformed police officers will be on duty during peak hours to keep traffic moving.

Second Avenue from Pike Street to South Jackson Street will continue to be restricted to two lanes for the remainder of the summer. With buses primarily traveling and stopping in the curb lane for passengers, only one lane will effectively be open to through traffic.

SDOT is working with the contractor to minimize traffic impacts as much as possible and appreciates the patience of travelers during this summer’s critical downtown paving projects. The result will ultimately make getting around on these heavily traveled streets better for all users-motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

For more detailed information, please visit the SDOT website at:

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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