Lane reductions, parking and sidewalk closures on First Avenue in downtown Seattle week of Feb. 11

Posted on Feb 8 2013 9:58 AM

Crews installing underground monitors along the State Route 99 tunnel route during the week of Feb. 11 will require lane reductions and parking and sidewalk closures along sections of First Avenue between Pine and Virginia streets.

Signs will direct drivers and pedestrians around the closures. The work will not affect access to parking lots, buildings or driveways. Two northbound travel lanes of First Avenue will be open at all times.

Travel impacts

Saturday, Feb. 9 – Wednesday, Feb. 13:

  • The northbound curb lane and sidewalk of First Avenue between Stewart and Virginia Street will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12 – Thursday, Feb. 14:

  • The left lanes of northbound and southbound First Avenue between Pine and Stewart streets will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Thursday.

 

Friday, Feb. 15 – Thursday, Feb. 21:

  • The left lanes of northbound and southbound First Avenue between Union and Pike streets will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Thursday.

 

Parking impacts

Saturday, Feb. 9 – Wednesday, Feb. 13:

  • The northbound curb (parking) lane of First Avenue between Stewart and Virginia Street will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12 – Thursday, Feb. 14:

  • Parking on both sides of First Avenue between Pine and Stewart streets will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Thursday.

 

Friday, Feb. 15 – Thursday, Feb. 21:

  • Parking on both sides of First Avenue between Union and Pike streets will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Thursday.

 

These closures allow crews installing underground monitors along the SR 99 tunnel route to continue progressing north on First Avenue. 

The underground monitors are part of a comprehensive program to help mitigate ground movement and protect structures during tunneling, which is scheduled to begin this summer.

Drivers should expect similar lane closures on First Avenue between University and Virginia streets through February.

Drivers can also find a current list of downtown Seattle construction closures at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/Seattle.html.