The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the eastbound curb lane of Denny Way between First and Third avenues on Saturday, April 19. The lane will close from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. to accommodate construction associated with the extension of overhead trolley electric wires.
The construction is part of the Belltown-Uptown Electric Transit Improvements Project, a collaborative effort with King County Metro, to install inbound (toward downtown) trolley wires on Denny Way (where they will connect with existing southbound service on Third Avenue). This will provide a more direct routing than currently exists and is projected to reduce travel times by two minutes per trip.
The project also includes creation of a new inbound (eastbound) bus stop on Denny Way, just east of Second Avenue. This will replace the existing inbound stop just west of Warren Place, which is too small to adequately accommodate the large number of daily boardings at this location.
The new stop will include a bus shelter, bench, bike rack and a real-time bus-arrival information sign. (The existing inbound bus stop on Denny Way just east of Third Avenue will also close in favor of the new consolidated stop.)
Construction on the project should be completed by early June.