APRIL 19 – 20: Traffic Changes at 7th Ave N and Denny Way

The ground beneath the closed SR 99 lanes coming in and out of the Battery Street Tunnel is being raised up (view looking south). Photo: WSDOT
The three cars at left are taking a lane that will become part of the work zone needed to demolish part of the Battery Street Tunnel's entrance and raise up the old lanes in the middle (view looking north). Photo: WSDOT

The three cars at left are taking a lane that will become part of the work zone needed to demolish part of the Battery Street Tunnel’s entrance and raise up the old lanes in the middle (view looking north). Photo: WSDOT

Crews are expanding their work zone at the north end of the Battery St Tunnel.

 

Get ready: changes are coming to the intersection of Denny Way and 7th Ave N (previously Aurora Ave N) as crews begin work to fill the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel.

 

The ground beneath the closed SR 99 lanes coming in and out of the Battery Street Tunnel is being raised up (view looking south). Photo: WSDOT

The ground beneath the closed SR 99 lanes coming in and out of the Battery Street Tunnel is being raised up (view looking south). Photo: WSDOT

 

Starting April 19, here’s what you can expect.

 

S C H E D U L E

Beginning Friday night, 4/19 at 8 PM, lanes will be reduced and sidewalks will be closed around the intersection of 7th Ave N and Denny Way until 5 AM Saturday morning. Police officers will direct traffic while crews modify traffic signals and establish the new work zone with barrels.

 

Then, beginning on Saturday morning, 4/20, 7th Ave N southbound will be reduced to one lane between John Street and Denny Way, and there will be no left turns from 7th. This will be a long-term lane configuration while construction continues in this area.

 

 

Crews will return Tuesday night, 4/23, to replace construction barrels with roadway barrier. Southbound 7th Ave N will be closed overnight between John St and Denny Way for this work.

 

 

L A N E   R E S T R I C T I O N S

 

One travel lane will remain open in each direction. Drivers heading south on 7th Ave N approaching Denny Way will no longer be able to turn left onto Denny Way or 7th Ave. People driving will have to continue straight on Wall St or turn right on Denny Way. Drivers taking the southbound SR 99 off-ramp to downtown will still be able to take a left on Harrison Street.

 

 

T R A N S I T

 

The southbound bus stop on Seventh Avenue North just north of Denny Way will remain open.

 

 

P R O J E C T   O U T C O M E

 

Crews are expanding their work zone as they begin work to fill in the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel. This is part of the North Surface Streets project to reconnect Harrison St, Thomas St, and John St, which were previously cut off by SR 99’s old path.

 

 

For updates on road closures in this area, subscribe to WSDOT’s weekly construction email.