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Traffic alert: Pine/Broadway closures this weekend for streetcar work

8444233513_043df5ba19_o (1)The First Hill streetcar infrastructure overhaul continues this weekend with more electrical work that will require the closure of the Pine/Broadway intersection Saturday and Sunday from 5a to 10p. Same deal next week. Be alerted!

Intersection closure at East Pine Street and Broadway

Nov 9-10, 16-17

SEATTLE —The intersection of East Pine Street and Broadway in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood will be closed to traffic on two upcoming weekends: Nov 9-10 and Nov. 16-17. Closures will be from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day and are required for overhead electrical installations associated with the First Hill Streetcar project.  The intersection will be closed to motorized traffic in all directions though it will be 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 to East John Street or south on 12th Avenue to East Pike Street.

+ Eastbound traffic on East Pine Street will be directed either south on Bellevue Avenue to East Pike Street or north on Bellevue Avenue to East Olive Way/East John Street.

+ Southbound traffic on Broadway will be directed either east on East Olive Way to 12th Avenue South or west on East John Street/East Olive Way to Bellevue Avenue.

+ Northbound traffic on Broadway will be directed either east on at East Pike Street to 12th Avenue or west on East Pike Street to Bellevue Avenue.

Local traffic and access to businesses will be maintained and flaggers and Police Officers will be on hand to assist with 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

http://www.seattlestreetcar.org.

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