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PARK(ing) Day Brings 50 “Parks” to Seattle

Community groups and businesses create pop-up parks for a day  Today people in Seattle and in cities around the world will temporarily convert on-street parking spaces into public spaces for the annual PARK(ing) Day event. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has permitted 50 parks for this year’s event, and each offers a unique way […]

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E Lynn Street closure, and lane closures on Eastlake Avenue E next week

Seattle Department of Transportation paving crews will close East Lynn Street between Eastlake Avenue East and Boylston Avenue East from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 for grinding and paving. Traffic will be detoured. The crews will also partially close the intersection of Eastlake Avenue East and East Allison Street on Sept. 14, from 7 a.m. […]

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Weekend traffic Sept 12-14 Huskies, Mariners, Sounders and community festivals

If you are planning to be in northeast Seattle on Saturday, you would be wise to plan your trip around the Husky Football game on that day, with kickoff at 1 p.m. The customary Husky Football traffic plan will be in place, diverting general traffic away from the area before and after the game to […]

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Weekend Traffic: Husky GameDay

This is the week of football in Seattle! With up to 70,000 spectators expected, the Husky football traffic plan will be implemented for the game on Saturday, diverting general traffic away from the area to allow time for football fans to enter and leave the Husky stadium and parking areas. The customary traffic diversions will […]

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From young to old, SDOT and AARP have tips to help you get there safely, Seattle!

SDOT and AARP launch public service ads to promote safety on foot and behind the wheel Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest major cities in the country for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists alike. Yet crashes happen every day. Most of them are avoidable and caused by speeding, distraction and impairment. To address […]

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Weekend traffic: Plan ahead for SR 99 closure; special events in several neighborhoods

Getting around in Seattle this weekend and early next week will be complicated by the closure of State Route 99, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct, to accommodate the demolition and replacement of the section of this highway that crosses above Broad Street. State Route 99 way will be closed to both directions of traffic from […]

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We’re painting while the sun shines.

Obey the signs–don’t drive on wet paint. Seattle drivers will soon have the benefit of repainted lines on major arterial streets throughout the city. Seattle Department of Transportation crews are out painting fresh stripes on major arterial streets—a total of 850 “lane miles”—on days when the weather is warm and dry enough for applying water-based […]

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Portage Bay Place E. paving, Aug. 21

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will pave the 3200 block of Portage Bay Place East on Thursday, Aug. 21, if weather allows. Portage Bay will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

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Saturday closure of East Union Street and Broadway Intersection

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the intersection of East Union Street and Broadway in the Capitol Hill neighborhood this coming Saturday, Aug. 16, from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. This closure is needed to do some paving repairs associated with construction of the First Hill Streetcar. Police officers and flaggers will be present […]

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Weekend traffic: Let’s play ball, Aug. 8-10

Baseball is the word for this week, and soccer, too—they are the events expected to attract the most weekend traffic. Several community festivals and races are also scheduled for this weekend. The Mariners are playing every day this week at Safeco Field, with evening games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Mariner’s game on Sunday […]

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