2/20/2014 Update: On Saturday, Feb. 22 three intersections on Broadway will be partially closed for asphalt paving beginning at 5 a.m.: James (east and west legs), Jefferson (east leg) and Boren (east leg). Only two of three intersections will be closed at any time. There will also be a partial intersection closure at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street on Feb. 22 from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. South Jackson Street will remain open to eastbound and westbound traffic. Northbound and southbound traffic on 12th Avenue South will be required to turn right at South Jackson Street. This closure is required for overhead electrical installations for the First Hill Streetcar project. Visit the streetcar website for detour information.
The City of Seattle is constructing the new First Hill Streetcar Line. This line will cover 2.5 miles and serve Capitol Hill, First Hill, Yesler Terrace, Central Area, International District and Pioneer Square; improving connections and access to businesses, medical centers and schools. The First Hill Line will have 10 stations, 6 streetcars, and connect with bus lines, Link light rail, commuter rail, ferry and water taxi, and the local bike network.
The First Hill Line is the next step in the Seattle Streetcar project after the successful opening of the South Lake Union Line in 2007. Our goal is to keep you informed on how the construction may impact your travel to and from the First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses. We will keep this blog post updated throughout the project and let you know of any planned traffic detours or lane closures, until the opening of the line in mid-2014.
Here are some useful links to learn more about the First Hill Streetcar Project:
Background information on the Seattle Streetcar: www.seattlestreetcar.org
Stay tuned for updates posted here as we keep our patients, visitors and staff informed on the construction progress of the First Hill Streetcar Line. We'll also post relevant updates about impacts to our campuses on Facebook and Twitter.