Traffic impacts on Commerce Street, Stadium Way, N. 1st Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way during the week of Feb. 4

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To be safe in the wintery weather conditions, the construction crews will not be working in the snow. Frozen ground also makes it difficult for the contractor to install utilities underground. Travel is challenging in these conditions, and we recommend staying home, if you can. If you're on the roads, please drive slower and allow more space in between vehicles. Be safe out there!

As the weather improves later this week, crews will continue the underground utility work along the route. Work will take place in new locations on Commerce Street, Stadium Way/4th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The sewer work on North 1st Street is expected to move to Division in between Yakima and K Street. 


Construction and traffic closures on Commerce Street, Stadium Way, North 1st Street, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.


Week of Feb. 4


Commerce Street: 7th St. to I-705 on-ramp map

Commerce Street: 7th St. to I-705 on-ramp – lane restrictions. Commerce Street in between 7th Street and the Theater District Station will be closed in both directions to thru traffic. To access the 705/Stadium Way onramp, follow South 9th to Pacific Avenue to 7th Street to Commerce Street. Access to Commerce Street from the 705/Stadium Way exit continues to be closed. Detours are in place. The contractor is installing a new sewer.

Stadium Way Division to South 4th Street map

Stadium Way: Division to South 4th St. – intersection closures and southbound lane closure; use detours. Currently, the intersection of Stadium Way and Division Avenue is closed. After crews complete the water work at this intersection later this week, this intersection will open. Then crews will close South 4th Street in between Broadway and Stadium Way for water line and electrical work.

Southbound on Stadium Way continues to be closed to traffic from Broadway to South 4th Street. Please follow the detours on St. Helens Avenue, Broadway and Tacoma Avenue. One-way traffic going north on Stadium Way is open. The contractor is working on both water and storm drainage systems. In addition, the contractor is creating foundations for the overhead contact system.

North 1st Street between G Street and Yakima Avenue map

North 1st Street between G Street and Yakima Avenue – northbound lane closure. The northbound lane on North 1st Street is closed in between North G Street. and Yakima Avenue. There is no parking on North 1st Street. in this section. As crews complete this phase of utility work in this section, they will move onto Division Avenue in between Yakima Avenue and K Street. North 1st Street is open to one lane of traffic. Crews are working on a sewer bypass and a deep sewer line.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way at Division Avenue map

Martin Luther King Jr. Way at Division Avenue – lane restrictions. Crews will do potholing work on Martin Luther King Jr. Way near 3rd Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained. 


  • 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.
  • Traffic delays due to detours.
  • Work will generally take place during the daytime hours.
  • Businesses are open during construction.
  • Plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.

Contact us

Outreach Specialist: or 253-208-0586
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395

Stadium and Commerce closures map