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Early warning: Four-day closure of SR 99 coming in late August

From Washington State Department of Transportaion’s newsletter: In August, crews working on the North Access contract near the SR 99 tunnel’s north portal will replace the bridge on SR 99 over Broad Street. Not sure what bridge we’re talking about? Don’t worry. Even the most seasoned SR 99 commuter may not realize they are crossing […]

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City Launches Program to Address Impacts from Construction Surge

The City of Seattle recognizes that construction can create challenges and now a new program, Access Seattle, is working to reduce impacts and to keep traffic moving. The Access Seattle initiative is an effort to balance unprecedented growth and development in Seattle with the need to maintain mobility. More than 100 projects were underway or […]

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Major lane closures on westbound I-90 begin on July 18

Washington State Department of Transportation Drivers have a little more than one week left to make plans for seven days of major lane closures along westbound Interstate 90 between Bellevue and Mercer Island. Beginning Friday, July 18, up to three westbound lanes on the interstate will be closed around the clock while contractor crews working […]

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Weekend traffic
Pride-full weekend and much more…

Pride events over the next three days are happening on Capitol Hill, in Downtown Seattle and at the Seattle Center. Additionally, at the Seattle Center, both the Seattle Storm and Seattle Reign are set to play, plus Cher brings her D 2 K Tour to the Key Arena. And if that’s not enough, the Seattle […]

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SR520 and I-5 closures, June 27-July 30

Washington State Department of Transportation – June 27 Seattle special events, closures on SR 520 and I-5 could hamper weekend travel plans. Wishing you could turn back time? You may be unless you plan ahead for a weekend packed with major road closures, baseball games, a downtown parade and a Cher concert all in Seattle. […]

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Mariners (not the baseball team):
Maintenance scheduled for Ballard and University bridges

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will perform maintenance this week on the Ballard and University bridges affecting their availability to open for marine traffic. Thursday, June 19: The centerlock motor on the Ballard Bridge will be replaced on June 19.  The Coast Guard has granted a one hour extension of the morning closed […]

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Grads, Grads and more Grads and that’s not all!

Drivers need to plan ahead and pack patience The sold-out Mariners versus Yankees game is just hours away, as well as the first of many graduation ceremonies and community events taking place over the next three days. Drivers will find the events far more enjoyable if they plan ahead to avoid traffic delays associated with […]

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State highway closures in Seattle this weekend, June 6-9

From WSDOT’s website, updated June 5, 12 p.m.: WSDOT: I-5 Seattle Bridge Repair Friday, June 6 – Monday, June 9 – Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes of traffic through the Spokane Street interchange from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. WSDOT: SR 99 Tunnel Project Friday, June 6 – Monday, June […]

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Construction season kicks off with full closure of SR 520 bridge this weekend

Washington State Department of Transportation Traffic Advisory Late May marks the unofficial kickoff of summer, and with it comes a surge in highway construction. This year’s busy season of road work in the Seattle metropolitan area starts Friday night with a weekend-long closure of all lanes on State Route 520 across Lake Washington. Contractor crews […]

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CANCELLATION NOTICE: Events tonight and tomorrow may impact your travels

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises motorists to keep a few events in mind which could impact their travel times today and tomorrow (May 28 and 29).  Please ignore the following traffic warning as Lady Gaga just cancelled her performance due to “horrible Bronchitis”:  Tonight, Lady Gaga’s artRAVE concert at the Key Arena from […]

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