South End traffic for 7/4-7/11

The end is here for the most disruptive intersection closures along Martin Luther King Jr. Way South due to Sound Transit Light Rail construction.

"We're done with the major closures for more than a few hours at a time along Martin Luther King," said Sound Transit media relations spokesman Bruce Grey on Monday, July 2. "This is the last of the big ones."

RCI-Herzog will be putting down the rail lines and pouring concrete from July 4-8 at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Alaska Street. The work will shut off one of the South End's most important crossroads to all east and westbound traffic.

The contractor will also be closing off the east bound lane of South Genesee Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South for all but construction traffic from July 4-8 while concrete work in connection with the utility banks on the sites is finalized.

Similarly, the eastbound lanes of South Nevada Street and South Adams Street (this last containing a traffic signal) will be closed at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South while concrete crews work with the utility banks.

Plan for traffic delays, detours and traveling with heavy equipment when driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Way South as well as when driving between Beacon Hill and the Rainier Valley.[[In-content Ad]]