by Staff Writer
South Seattle – Travelers along Beacon Avenue South will be forced to alter their commute for the next couple of months as The Seattle Department of Transportation begins construction of a new sidewalk between 14th Avenue South and South Holgate Street. Southbound Beacon Avenue South will be fully closed to vehicle traffic beginning this morning -Wednesday, Oct. 22- for approximately nine weeks.
The Seattle Department of Transportation has mandated that during this closure, southbound vehicles must use an alternate route:
- Via South Jackson Street: Vehicles traveling eastbound on South Holgate Street can use northbound Sixth Avenue South to connect with South Jackson Street via Seattle Boulevard South and Fourth Avenue South. Vehicles will then use southbound 12th Avenue South, the Jose Rizal Bridge and southbound Golf Drive South to access the North Beacon Hill area.
- Via South Spokane Street: Vehicles traveling eastbound on South Holgate Street can use southbound Sixth Avenue South to connect with South Spokane Street, cross I-5 via South Columbian Way and turn north on 15th Avenue South to access the North Beacon Hill area.
During the closure, pedestrian and bicycle access will be permitted on Beacon Avenue South. Intermittent restrictions may be in place and access will be provided with the help of traffic flaggers.
For more information on this project, including a map of the signed detour route, visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/BeaconSafetyConnections.htm.