Three blocks of lane reductions on First Avenue in downtown Seattle week of Feb. 25

Posted on Feb 22 2013 1:55 PM

Drivers should anticipate around-the-clock lane reductions on sections of First Avenue the week of Feb. 25. Crews installing underground monitors along the State Route 99 tunnel route will close some travel lanes and parking along the avenue between Pine and University streets.

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

Travel impacts

Monday, Feb. 25 – Friday, Mar. 1:

  • The right lane of southbound First Avenue between Pine and Pike streets will be closed around the clock from 7 a.m. Monday to 10 p.m. Friday.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Wednesday, Feb. 27:

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

 

Parking impacts

Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Wednesday, Feb. 27:

  • Parking will be closed on the east side of First Avenue between Union and University around the clock from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

 

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 temporary lane closures on First Avenue and on Pike Street near Pike Place through March 5.