March 9-11: Road work for pedestrian improvements at the intersection of S Myrtle St & Beacon Ave S. 

Swift Ave S, S Myrtle St, and S Othello are two-way arterials serving south Seattle. The streets link Holly Park and Beacon Hill to Interstate 5 (I-5). Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users.

From March 9 to 11, 2019, we’ll be making sub base repairs to the road and pour concrete on Swift Ave S. We will also continue work on pedestrian improvements at the intersection of S Myrtle St and Beacon Ave S.

Here’s what you can expect:

S C H E D U L E

Starting on 7 AM on Saturday, March 9, we will be demolishing concrete on Swift Ave S. This will be followed by a concrete pour as soon as 5 PM and completed by 2 AM. The road will remain closed Sunday to allow the concrete to cure. We’ll return Monday at 12 AM to place temporary asphalt over the road panels. Traffic will return to normal by Monday, March 11 at 6 AM.

 

C L O S U R E | D E T O U R

Northbound lanes on Swift Ave S between S Graham St and Beacon Ave S will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to S Graham St via Beacon Ave S. Traffic will return to normal by Monday, March 11 at 6 AM. Please follow marked pedestrian detours.

 

N O I S E

Expect loud noise, dust, and vibrations while crews are working.

 

T R A N S I T

King County Metro route 107 will be rerouted. For information on changes to King County Metro stops, please visit kingcounty.gov/metro/alerts.

 

P R O J E C T   O U T C O M E

Swift Ave S, S Myrtle St, and S Othello are two-way arterials serving south Seattle. The streets link Holly Park and Beacon Hill to Interstate 5 (I-5). Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users.

We’re repaving about 1.75 miles of Swift Ave S, S Myrtle St, and S Othello between S Albro Pl and Martin Luther King Jr Way S. We’ll remove the old top layer of the road, placing new asphalt, and repainting lane lines. We’re also making improvements to the existing bike lane along Swift Ave S / S Myrtle St between S Albro Pl and Martin Luther King Jr Way S by making it wider. There will be some parking consolidation along S Myrtle St east of Beacon Ave S.

 

Want more information about this project?

Visit our website!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at swiftmyrtleothello@seattle.gov, or 206.256.5227.

Thanks for your patience as we make these safety improvements.

 

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