Weekend Capitol Hill streets report: Pine/Broadway closure, Denny Way work, ’emergency’ Melrose sewer project

Cars — even Fuschia Z-cars — and trucks and buses and motorscooters, etc. will find some challenging streets around Capitol Hill this weekend. Below are a few projects to plan your routes around.

  • Pine/Broadway detours: The busy intersection of Pine and Broadway will be closed to motor vehicles in all directions on Saturday and Sunday for more streetcar work. Vehicle traffic will be detoured around the intersection.

The intersection of East Pine Street and Broadway in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood will be closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15. Closures will be from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day and are required for overhead electrical installations associated with construction of the First Hill Streetcar.

The intersection will be closed to motorized traffic in all directions though it will be open to pedestrians and cyclists. Local traffic and access to businesses will be maintained and traffic flaggers and Police Officers will be on hand to assist with traffic and pedestrians.

  • Denny Way overpass work: You won’t be able to drive — or ride a bus — on Denny Way Saturday. “The overpass will remain open to pedestrians, and the bike path on Melrose will also remain open,” an SDOT rep tells CHS.

Denny Way over I-5 closed on Saturday, June 14
SEATTLE—Roadway Structures crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will repair an expansion joint on the Denny Way overpass over I-5 on Saturday, June 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A noise variance has been granted for this work.

Denny Way will be closed to traffic from Stewart Street to Melrose Avenue East, including the intersection of Denny and Melrose. While Denny Way is closed, drivers may use the Olive Way overpass. Through traffic on Melrose Avenue East will be detoured: northbound traffic on Melrose will be detoured at East Olive Place, and southbound traffic will be detoured at East John Street.

  • Melrose sewer work: There will also be closures over the next few weeks on Melrose Ave and Melrose Ct for “emergency” sewer work:

Seattle Public Utilities will temporarily close the northeastern end of Court Place and a portion of Melrose Avenue between Denny Way and East Olive Way to complete emergency repairs to a sewer main that travels under Interstate 5. Work began Monday, June 9 and will continue for 3-4 weeks in phases.

The northeastern end of Court Place will be closed to vehicles for approximately five days. Work will then continue on Melrose Avenue. A portion of the block will experience temporary street closures during a three week period.

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