From Sound Transit: Construction Alert: Judkins Park Station

Rainier Avenue at I-90 closed for up to three weekends in October

Now that the Rainier Freeway stop has closed, construction of the Judkins Park Station will increase this fall. To construct the station entrances at Rainier Avenue, crews will begin demolishing a portion of the westbound I-90 lanes above Rainier Avenue. The existing pedestrian bridge will remain and will connect the future station entrances on the east and west side of Rainier Avenue.

To complete this demolition, crews will close Rainier Avenue South at I-90 and the westbound I-90 to southbound I-90 off-ramp, for up to three weekends in October. These closures are expected to take place:

  • Oct. 12 – 15 (Friday 11 p.m. - Monday 5 a.m.)
  • Oct. 19 – 22 (Friday 11 p.m. - Monday 5 a.m.)
  • Oct. 26 – 29 (Friday 11 p.m. - Monday 5 a.m.)

Map of October detours for Judkin's Park station construction.

Detours

Vehicular traffic will be detoured to 23rd Avenue South (northbound direction only) and to Martin Luther King Way South. Local access will be maintained for Rainier Avenue businesses.

Buses will be detoured around the closure:

  • Northbound: Buses will detour to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at South Massachusetts Street before turning left on South Jackson Street to Rainier Avenue South and to continue their normal service. All stops on the reroute will be serviced.
  • Southbound: Buses will continue east on South Jackson St. before turning right on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. Buses will then turn right on South Massachusetts Street and left onto Rainier Avenue South to continue their normal service. All stops on the reroute will be serviced.
  • Bus stops on Rainier Avenue South between South Jackson Street and South Massachusetts Street will not be served by routes 7 or 106 during the closures. Bus stops at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street (to enter and exit I-90) will remain open and serviced by ST Express 554.

More information about detours and bus service can be found in this flyer.

What to expect:

  • Work will occur from 11 p.m. Friday – 4 a.m. Monday, during the weekends of Oct. 12-15, Oct. 19-22 and Oct. 26 – 29. Please note: not all closures may be necessary and notice will provided of schedule changes.
  • Intermittent noise and vibration may be noticeable as crews demolish and remove a portion of the I-90 roadway. This work is unavoidably noisy and crews will use best management practices to mitigate noise to the greatest extent possible.
  • Rainier Avenue South will be closed at I-90. The eastbound I-90 off-ramp to Rainier Avenue South will be closed. All other ramps will remain open. Sidewalks in this area will also be closed.
  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured to adjacent streets. Traffic will be detoured to 23rd Avenue South (northbound direction only) and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South.
  • Metro bus routes 7 and 106 will be detoured during these closures to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. Bus stops on Rainier Avenue South, between South Jackson Street and South Massachusetts Street, will not be served by routes 7 or 106 during the closures. Bus stops at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street (to enter and exit I-90) will remain open and serviced by ST Express 554.

For more information

24-hour construction hotline: 888-298-2395