Detours and Travel Delays at 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street intersection during multiple upcoming weekend closures
SEATTLE – The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of weekend construction, detours, and a full closure of the East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue intersection while crews install storm drainage as part of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. The intersection will be closed over two consecutive weekends beginning Saturday, October 17, with multiple additional closures to follow. Local access will be provided for residents and businesses.
On Saturday, October 17 from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m., travelers can expect the following:
- The East Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic in all directions.
- East Cherry Street will be open only for local access from 21st Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Way.
- 23rd Avenue will be open only for local access between East Union Street and East Cherry Street in both directions; one-way southbound access will resume south of East Jefferson Street; northbound 23rd Avenue remains closed between South Jackson and East Cherry Street.
- Detours around the intersection of East Cherry Street at 23rd Avenue include:
o For southbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow a detour via East Union Street to 14th Avenue, with a left on East Jefferson Street to return to 23rd Avenue.
o For northbound 23rd Avenue traffic, drivers will follow the regular construction detour on South Jackson Street to Martin Luther King Jr Way but continue to East Union Street, where they can return to 23rd Avenue.
o For westbound East Cherry Street traffic, drivers will take Martin Luther King Jr Way to East Union Street. To return to East Cherry Street, use 14th Avenue.
o For eastbound East Cherry Street traffic, drivers will take 21st Avenue to East Jefferson Street, following 23rd Avenue south to East Yesler Way.
Flaggers and uniformed police officers will be present to manage traffic and assist pedestrians.
Pedestrian crossings will be maintained and businesses will remain open and accessible.
Please visit the website for more information and to view a map of the detours: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.