Beginning Saturday, July 27 at 7 a.m. and continuing until Monday, July 29 at 5 a.m. the northbound lane of 12th Avenue South will be closed to through traffic between South King Street and South Jackson Street in the Little Saigon Neighborhood. A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation is reconstructing parts of South Jackson Street between Fifth Avenue South and 14th Avenue South for the First Hill Streetcar project, and the closure on 12th Avenue South is required for this work.
Northbound 12th Avenue South Detour – For traffic intent on traveling through South Jackson Street on northbound 12th Avenue South, a detour will be established at the intersection of 15th Avenue South and South College Street. At that intersection traffic will be directed to travel east on South College Street, then north on Rainier Avenue South, then west on South Jackson Street to 12th Avenue South. There will be no restrictions to east-and westbound traffic on South Jackson Street and southbound traffic on 12th Avenue South through South Jackson Street will be permitted. Also, local traffic northbound between South King Street and South Jackson Street, pedestrian access and access to businesses, will be maintained.
When complete, the First Hill Streetcar line will have ten stations along a two and one-half mile route from South Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue South to Broadway and Denny Way. The City of Seattle is developing the First Hill Streetcar in partnership with Sound Transit. Completion is planned for mid- 2014.
For further information, visit the project Website at www.seattlestreetcar.org