Traffic Alert | Broadway/Madison intersection tied up for more weekend wire work

This streetcar power substation was recently installed just off Nagle near Cal Anderson -- not everybody is a fan (Image: Seattle Streetcar via Twitter)

This streetcar power substation was recently installed just off Nagle near Cal Anderson — not everybody is a fan (Image: Seattle Streetcar via Twitter)

Remember that complicated web of wires above Broadway we wrote about earlier? SDOT will be adding to it this weekend as work again redirects traffic in all directions at the intersection of Madison and Broadway:

Closure of Broadway and Madison Street Intersection

Saturday and Sunday March 22 – 23

SEATTLE — The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the intersection of Broadway and Madison Street from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23.  This closure is for electrical installation work associated with the First Hill Streetcar Project. Police officers and traffic flaggers will be present to ensure access to businesses and residences in the area and the following detours will be provided:

Southbound traffic on Broadway will be directed:

West on East Union Street/Seneca Street to Boren Avenue

South on Boren Avenue to James Street

East on James Street to Broadway

Northbound traffic on Broadway will be directed:

East on East James Way/ East Cherry Street to 12th Avenue

North on 12th Avenue to East Union Street

West on East Union Street to Broadway

Eastbound traffic on Madison Street will be directed:

South on Boren Avenue to James Street

East on James Street/East James Way to 12th Avenue

North on 12th Avenue to Madison Street

Westbound traffic on Madison Street will be directed:

West on East Union Street/Seneca Street to Boren Avenue

South on Boren Avenue to Madison Street

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 http://www.seattlestreetcar.org.

The new streetcar route is expected to be complete and ready to provide its first service later this year.

One thought on “Traffic Alert | Broadway/Madison intersection tied up for more weekend wire work

  1. Also in traffic-related news, the collector distributor lanes along I-5 North are reduced to 1 lane this weekend. I’m sure we can except it to be difficult to access the hill for anyone traveling North on I-5.