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Trail Alert 5/31 – 6/14: Plan for delays getting to the Alaskan Way Trail at King St

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Construction for Transmission Line Relocation Project (TLR) Phase 2 – South King Street west of Alaskan Way closed to vehicles for up to two weeks

Location: Intersection at South King Street and Alaskan Way


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South King Street west of Alaskan Way scheduled closed to vehicles for up to two weeks

On Tuesday, May 30, crews began work at South King Street as part of Phase 2 for construction of the Transmission Line Relocation Project (TLR). As part of this work, South King Street west of Alaskan Way will be closed to vehicles for up to two weeks. Bicyclists and pedestrians will still be able to access the Elliott Bay Trail from South King Street – flaggers will be onsite to direct bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Please follow all posted signs and expect temporary, short-term delays accessing the trail. Work includes excavating and installing conduits and concrete encasement for the transmission lines. Vehicles accessing the Port of Seattle Terminal 46 work zone will be directed to South Jackson Street.

Night work at Yesler Way is scheduled to continue through early June. Crews will be working on Saturdays throughout the month of June during daytime hours, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

What to expect at South King Street:

  • South King Street west of Alaskan Way is closed to vehicle traffic. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination.
  • Vehicles accessing the Port of Seattle Terminal 46 work zone west of Alaskan Way will be directed to South Jackson Street.
  • Flaggers will direct pedestrian and bicycle traffic to access the Elliott Bay Trail at South King Street.
  • Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What to expect at Yesler Way:

  • Temporary and intermittent impacts to vehicle traffic, and pedestrian and bicycle paths. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination.
  • During night work at Yesler Way, work hours are from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursdaynights. The noisiest work, including saw-cutting and pavement breaking, will only last until 10 p.m.Saturday work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • During night work, ferry traffic to Colman Dock at Yesler Way will be inbound only – all outgoing traffic will use Marion Street.
  • Night work at Yesler Way is scheduled to end in early June.

This work is part of ongoing Phase 2 of the Central Waterfront Transmission Line Relocation Project (TLR) to permanently relocate 115 kV transmission lines that run from South King Street to Yesler Way.


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