Northbound First Avenue NE closure extended through May
First Avenue NE between NE 92nd Street and just south of NE 100th Street will remain open southbound only through May. Current traffic and Metro bus service detours will remain in place through this extension.
The northbound closure allows crews to safely complete excavation and dirt hauling of the Maple Leaf Portal site. Keeping the northbound lane closed helps keep trucks from tracking out dirt which can wash into nearby Thornton Creek. Additionally, the northbound closure maintains a consistent traffic pattern rather than having continually shifting conditions. Unfamiliar changes in traffic can create a safety hazard.
Crews now plan to open the northbound lane once excavation is complete in May.
For more information:
Phone: (206) 398-5300
For issues that need immediate attention after normal business hours, call Sound Transit's 24-hour construction hotline: (888) 298-2395.