Traffic alert: More streetcar electrical work at Pine/Broadway

Another Saturday, another day of heavy duty electrical work for the dizzying array of overhead wires above the intersection of Broadway and Pine:

Intersection closure at East Pine Street and Broadway, Saturday, Dec 14

SEATTLE —The intersection of East Pine Street and Broadway in the Capitol Hill neighborhood will be closed to traffic on Saturday, Dec 14, from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. During this closure crews will work on overhead electrical equipment associated with the First Hill Streetcar project.  The intersection will be closed to motorized traffic in all directions but will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

The following detours will be provided:

Westbound traffic on East Pine Street will be directed either north on 12th Avenue, then west on East John Street toward Bellevue Avenue, or south on 12th Avenue, then west on East Pike Street.

Eastbound traffic on East Pine Street will be directed either south on Bellevue Avenue, then east on East Pike Street and north on 12th Avenue or north on Bellevue Avenue, following East Olive Way towards East John Street , then south on 12thAvenue.

Southbound traffic on Broadway will be directed either east on East John Street, then south on 12th Avenue or west on East Olive Way toward Bellevue Avenue.

Northbound traffic on Broadway will be directed either east on at East Pike Street, then north on12th Avenue or west on East Pike Street, then north on Bellevue Avenue.

Local traffic and access to businesses will be maintained and flaggers and police officers will be on site to assist traffic and pedestrians.

When complete, the First Hill Streetcar Line will have ten stations along a two and one-half mile route from South Jackson Street and Occidental Avenue South to Broadway and Denny Way. The City of Seattle is developing the First Hill Streetcar in partnership with Sound Transit, with funding provided through the 2008 voter approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) transit expansion plan.  Completion is planned for mid-2014. For further information, visit the project website at

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