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South Access - Surface Street Connections Project

Project overview

This project completes final roadway work around the south portal of the SR 99 tunnel and builds new pedestrian and bicycle amenities that connect Seattle’s stadiums with the waterfront.

July 2021 - Summer 2023
Project status
$25 Million

What to expect

South Charles Street is open to vehicles between Occidental Avenue South and First Avenue South. Left turns at the intersection of First Avenue South and South Dearborn Street remain prohibited. 

Construction is ongoing in the median and on the western edge of of First Avenue South between South Charles Street and South Dearborn Street. Occasional short-term sidewalk or lane closures and detours will occur to provide safe space for construction crews and equipment.

In late May, crews will begin demolishing the WSDOT-owned building at 1051 First Avenue South. During this work, the sidewalk and southbound parking lane of First Avenue South adjacent to the building will be closed. Additionally, one southbound travel lane of First Avenue South may also be closed intermittently. Building demolition is expected to conclude by the end of June.

The project completes road work around the south portal of the SR 99 tunnel, near Seattle's stadiums.