Lane reductions, parking closures on First Avenue in downtown Seattle week of Feb. 18

Posted on Feb 15 2013 9:20 AM

Your GPS won’t show you, but crews installing underground monitors along the State Route 99 tunnel route the week of Feb. 18 will require lane reductions and parking closures along sections of First Avenue between Seneca and Pine streets.

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

Travel impacts

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.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19:

  • The left lanes of northbound and southbound First Avenue between Seneca and University streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday Feb. 24:

  • Northbound First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets will be reduced to one lane around the clock from 7 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday.

 

Parking impacts

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.

 

Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday Feb. 24:

  • Parking on the east side of First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday.

 

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.