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Apr. 1-5: Night grinding on Swift 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 April 1-5, 2019, we’re grinding the pavement on Swift Ave S, as part of a larger effort to repave areas of Swift Ave S, S Myrtle St, and S Othello between S Albro Pl and Martin Luther King Jr Way S.


Here’s what you can expect:


S C H E D U  L E

Starting at 7 PM on Monday, April 1 we will be grinding the pavement on Swift Ave S from S Albro Pl to Beacon Ave S. We will work from 7 PM to 7 AM. This work will continue for 4 nights, from April 1 to April 5.


C L O S U R E  |  D E T O U R

Southbound lanes on Swift Ave S between S Albro Pl and Beacon Ave S will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Beacon Ave S and S Columbian Way. The I-5 northbound ramp at Swift Ave S and S Graham St will be closed, as will Exit 161 northbound to Swift Ave S and S Albro Pl. Use S Columbian Way to access I-5. Access to Swift Ave S from side streets will be closed. Residents should access their neighborhoods through Beacon Ave S. Access will be maintained to Covello Dr S and Military Rd S, south of S Myrtle St. Traffic will return to normal by Friday, April 5 at 7 AM.



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



King County Metro route 107 will be rerouted. For information on changes to King County Metro stops, please visit


Want more information about the project?

Visit our website! If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at or call 206.256.5227.


….and when on Swift Ave S……