June 1-2, 2019: Paving work at the intersection of S Myrtle St and 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 Ave to Interstate 5 (I-5). Our goal is to improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users.

 

Here’s what you can expect:

 

S C H E D U  L E

 

Starting at 7 AM Saturday, June 1, crews will be asphalt paving at the intersection of S Myrtle St and Beacon Ave S.  Work hours will be from 7 AM on Saturday, June 1 through 7 AM on Monday, June 3. Crews will work overnight to complete work as quickly as possible.

 

 

C L O S U R E  |  D E T O U R

 

On Saturday, June 1, S Myrtle and S Othello streets between Beacon Ave S and Martin Luther King Jr. Way will be closed. People traveling northbound should expect to be detoured to S Cloverdale St, and people traveling southbound should expect to be detoured to S Graham St. During this work, there will be no access to side streets from S Myrtle St and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Detour will be in place 24/7 while work is taking place.

 

 

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 bus service will not run on S Myrtle St and S Othello St from 6 AM Saturday, June 1 through 7 AM Monday, June 3. 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. As part of the repaving, we will be taking off the old top layer of the road, placing new asphalt and repainting the lane lines. In addition to repaving, we’ll also be improving 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.

 

For more information on this project, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/paving-swift-myrtle-othello

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at swiftmyrtleothello@seattle.gov or (206) 256-5227.  Thank you for your patience as we make these safety improvements.