Construction and traffic lane closures during the weeks of June 24 and July 1
Stadium Way/N. E St./N 1st St. is closed to traffic just north of Division Avenue to N. Tacoma Avenue. Construction will last the entire summer break to about September 4. Large trucks should follow the detour route from 9th Street to Tacoma Avenue. More.
Last week, the first track was installed Stadium Way south of Division Avenue. On Wednesday, June 26, the contractor plans to pour concrete in this section. Then the "test track" will be inspected for two weeks. Crews continue to remove asphalt south of this area for the next track installation.
In Hilltop, the contractor will continue working on the water line on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, moving to the intersection of MLK Jr. Way and 12th Street and then to the MLK Jr. Way and 11th St. intersection. In addition, crews are building foundations for the Link power poles along Stadium Way. At the traction power substation on Stadium Way, crews plan to bring power from Broadway to the substation in late June/early July. Commerce Street is open to two-way traffic. Construction is not planned on N. 1st St. or Division Ave. this week.
The contractor will not be working during the 4th of July weekend (July 4-7). The contractor plans to work in the intersection of N. Tacoma Ave. and N. 1st St. as early as Monday, July 8. Two-way traffic will be maintained on N. Tacoma Ave.
Construction and traffic restrictions at Stadium Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Weeks of June 24 and July 1
- Stadium Way between Division Avenue and N. Tacoma Avenue – street closed. Stadium Way/N. E Street/N. 1st Street is closed to traffic just north of Division Avenue to N. Tacoma Avenue. Construction will last the entire summer break to about September 4. Please follow detour routes on Stadium Way, N. 1st Street, Division Avenue, N. E Street, Broadway and Tacoma Avenue. Several crews are working in this area at the same time. They are installing sewer and stormwater utilities, removing asphalt, creating foundations for Link power poles, and doing electrical work.
- Stadium Way from Division to 4th Street: southbound lane closure; use detours. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Division Avenue to the 4th Street. Crews continue installing the first track on Stadium Way south of Division Avenue. A concrete pour will occur on Wednesday, June 26, resulting in minor traffic delays as trucks enter and exit the site. The contractor is removing asphalt in the section below this area for the next stage of track installation. In addition, crews are installing foundations for the Link power poles. At the traction power substation on Stadium Way, crews plan to bring power from Broadway to the substation in late June/early July.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 12th Street – traffic restrictions. Crews will work on the water line at MLK Jr. Way and 12th St. as early as Monday, June 24. This work is expected to take about three days. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 11th Street intersection – southbound lane closure. After crews complete the water line work at N. 12th St., they will move to the intersection of MLK Jr. Way and 11th St., scheduled on Friday, June 28. One lane of traffic will be maintained on MLK Jr. Way. In the first phase of work at this intersection, the southbound lane of MLK Jr. Way will be closed for about a half block north of S. 11th St. In addition, S. 11th St. will be closed about a half block west of MLK Jr. Way. Later, as crews move in this intersection, the traffic set up will change. S. 11th St. may be closed on either side of MLK Jr. Way for about a half to one block. The contractor is working on stormwater and water utilities. MLK Jr. Way will be open to two-way traffic, and parking will be available during non-working hours.
- Driveway and pedestrian access is maintained, although some sidewalks and crosswalks will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian detours will be in place.
- Construction noise related to replacing the underground utilities.
- Large construction equipment or materials may be in the right-of-way.
- Work will generally take place during the daytime hours unless otherwise noted. Daytime hours during the week are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The contractor usually works less hours.
- Businesses are open during construction.
- Plan ahead and allow extra time to reach your destination.
- Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
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