Seattle Department of Transportation contractors, in collaboration with King County Metro, will begin working as early as Monday, Jan. 27, on extending overhead trolley wires on Denny Way from First to Third avenues. Crews will relocate poles and install wires.
This work will require temporarily closing one lane on Denny Way, starting on the north side of the street at Broad Street and moving west toward Queen Anne Avenue and then back up the south side of Denny Way to Third Avenue, as well as a short distance on Third.
These lane constrictions will only occur on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Police officers will direct traffic for motorists and pedestrians.
The contractor expects to complete the work mid-March.
The project will also require the temporary closure of some sidewalks, but temporary sidewalks will be provided. Access to all businesses, residences and institutions will be maintained through construction.
Metro Trolley bus Routes 1, 2, and 13 currently operate both inbound (toward downtown) and outbound along First Avenue and Broad Street. However, by installing inbound trolley wires on Denny Way (where they would connect with existing southbound service on Third Avenue), travel times will be reduced by two minutes per trip, generating annual operating savings of more than $3 million.