Division Avenue and K Street intersection closes the weekend of Feb 1. 

Publish Date

To install stormwater pipes and structures, the contractor will completely close the Division Avenue and K Street intersection during the weekend of Feb 1 and 2. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please follow detours on S. J St., 6th Avenue and MLK Jr. Way.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 19th Street to S. 15th Street, crews are starting the process to install track. This week, crews will install underground vaults in the center of MLK Jr. Way from S. 19th St. to S. 15th St., maintaining two-way traffic on MLK Jr. Way. Next week, crews will start to remove asphalt in this area. In addition, crews are installing foundations for Link power poles on MLK Jr. Way between S. 13th St. and S. 11th St.

In the Stadium District, crews are installing track in the N. Tacoma Ave and N. 1st St. intersection, closing this intersection. Please follow detours on N. 2nd St., Yakima Ave., and Division Ave. For bus routes 11, 13 and 16, temporary bus stops are located at Division Avenue and Tacoma Avenue. On Stadium Way, crews continue to install track and foundations for Link power poles and build the traction power substation on the west side of Stadium Way north of S. 4th Street. In addition, the contractor may start potholing on Commerce Street in between 9th Street and 7th Street this week. 

What

Construction and traffic restrictions on N. 1st Street, N. Tacoma Avenue, Division Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, S. 15th Street, S. 17th Street, Stadium Way, and Commerce Street 

When

Week of January 27

Where

  • Division Avenue and K Street intersection – intersection closure on Feb 1 and 2. To install stormwater pipes and structures, the contractor will completely close the Division Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way/K Street intersection on Saturday, Feb 1 and Sunday, Feb 2. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please follow detours on J St., S. 3rd St., and MLK Jr. Way. Access is open to medical centers.
  • N. Tacoma Avenue and N. 1st Street intersection – intersection closure. Track installation at N. Tacoma Avenue and N. 1st Street continues, closing the intersection. Please follow detours on N. 2nd St., Yakima Avenue, and Division Ave. Stadium Way/N. E Street north of Division Ave. is open to local traffic for residences, businesses and Stadium High School – please turn left onto Broadway. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., including working on weekends. For bus routes 11, 13 and 16, temporary bus stops are located at Division Avenue and Tacoma Avenue.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 19th to S. 15th Streets – lane restriction. Crews are starting the process to install track on MLK Jr. Way between S. 19th and S. 15th St. This week, crews will install underground electrical vaults in the center of MLK Jr. Way. Two-way traffic will be maintained. 

    In addition, rail strands are stored in the street right-of-way on the east side of MLK Jr. Way in between S. 16th and S. 18th Streets. Ultimately, crews will install this rail in MLK Jr. Way. During rail storage, S. 17th St. east of MLK Jr. Way is closed. 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Way and S. 15th Street – lane restriction. Crews are working on traffic signals and lighting on MLK Jr. Way at S. 15th St. Two-way traffic is maintained on MLK Jr. Way.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 13th St. to S. 11th St – lane restriction. Crews are installing foundations for Link power poles on MLK Jr. Way between S. 13th St. and S. 11th St. Two-way traffic is maintained on MLK Jr. Way.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Division Ave. to S. 3rd St. – southbound lane closure. Because of utility work, the southbound lane of MLK Jr. Way is closed at Division Ave., and open to northbound traffic from the Baker Center to Division Ave. Please follow the detour routes on J St. to 6th Ave. to MLK Jr. Way. Access to the hospitals and medical centers is open. Please allow an extra 15 minutes to get to your appointment.
  • Division Avenue near S. G Street – lane restriction. Rail strands are stored in the street right-of-way on the east side of Division Avenue near Wright Park. The contractor plans to pull rail into place on N. 1st St. on Wed, Jan 29 at 5 a.m. Police officers and flaggers will direct traffic during this rail move.
  • Stadium Way from Broadway to the 705 onramp -- southbound lane closure; use detours. Crews continue to install foundations for Link power poles on the east side of Stadium Way from Division Ave. to the 705 onramp. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Broadway to the 705 onramp. Please follow detour routes on St. Helens, Tacoma Avenue and Broadway, and consider alternate routes to access downtown and/or the 705.  Stadium Way continues to be open northbound from the 705 to Tacoma Avenue with left turns at S. 4th St. and Division Ave. Commerce St. also is open to two-way traffic. To access parking garages and driveways on Stadium Way, please travel north on Commerce Street or north on Stadium Way from the 705 off-ramp. 
  • Commerce Street from 9th Street to 7th Street – lane restriction. Crews will start potholing and installing foundations for Link power poles on Commerce Street from S. 9th St. to S. 7th St. later this week. Two-way traffic is maintained on Commerce St.

More

  • Driveway and pedestrian access is maintained, although some sidewalks and crosswalks will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian detours will be in place. Buses will follow detour routes. Visit PierceTransit.org for information.
  • Construction noise related to replacing the underground utilities and installing track.
  • 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. 
Martin Luther King Jr Way & Division Avenue Construction area map