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Mercer Corridor Project: Pedestrians and bicyclists shifted to the south side of Mercer Street on Wednesday, July 2

Beginning Wednesday, July 2, pedestrians and bicyclists will be shifted from the north side of Mercer Street to the south side of Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North. Travelers can expect the following changes: The new sidewalk on the south side of Mercer Street will be in place between Fifth Avenue […]

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Next Three Days: Three Races, Three Women’s Sports Events + More

If races are your thing, you can take in one a day Friday through Sunday! On Friday, evening there’s the popular Fremont 5K and Briefcase Relay; on Saturday cyclists will race in a rectangle just off of Market Street in the heart of Ballard; and on Sunday morning 2,900 participants will pound along Lake Washington […]

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Coming up: The annual Race for the Cure and more

Friday through Sunday, May 30 – June 1, there’s plenty in the way of action and performances to take in – Mariner baseball, Sounders Soccer, The Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green concert, and James Taylor and his All Star Band. In addition to all those events, Sunday morning 10,500 participants will […]

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Mercer Corridor Project: Broad Street Permanently Closing Sunday Evening, June 1

Two-way operations begin on Mercer from Fifth to Ninth Avenues N The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that Broad Street will permanently close to traffic between Ninth Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N the evening of Sunday, June 1.While necessary to complete major roadway improvements, the closure will create significant traffic disruptions along […]

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Photo Enforcement cameras coming to five schools

To improve pedestrian safety, contractors working for the City of Seattle will be installing photo enforcement cameras at five locations during May and June. They will be located near the following schools: Roxhill Elementary and Holy Family School in West Seattle, Dearborn Park Elementary in Southeast Seattle, Bailey Gatzert Elementary in Central Seattle, and Eckstein […]

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Coming up: March for Babies and Parades of Boats and Bees

This Saturday, May 3, the annual March of Dimes for Babies will get underway at 9 a.m.  with  5,000 participants walking from the Seattle Center through downtown and back.  At noon on Saturday, the annual Opening Day of Boat Season, a parade of boats begins to move through the Montlake Cut, Portage Bay and Union […]

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SDOT Celebrates Earth Day by Giving Trees More Room to Grow

Unique support cells will enhance street trees and better treat stormwater  Today, when people around the world celebrate Earth Day, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) begins work on its first substantial public works project installing Silva Cells, a system that provides the space for large trees to grow with healthy roots in a manner […]

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Mercer Corridor Project: Mercer and Roy streets transition to two-way traffic this spring; Broad Street closes this June

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces a major milestone for the Mercer Corridor Project with two-way traffic opening on Mercer Street between First Avenue N and Ninth Avenue N and on Roy Street between Queen Anne Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N this spring. Construction to extend two-way Mercer Street from Ninth Avenue N […]

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Bridge Painting – Fourth Avenue Over Argo Rail Yard Rescheduled

Painting of the Fourth Avenue South Bridge over the Argo Railroad Yard in SODO, previously scheduled for the evenings of April 15-17 has been rescheduled due to rain.  The work, which will require the closure of both the northbound and southbound curb lanes, will instead take place this coming Saturday, April 19, from 7 a.m. […]

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35th Avenue NE, at Thornton Creek, to be closed for 6 months

Project will prevent local flooding, create habitat for threatened salmon Beginning as early as May 5, part of 35th Avenue Northeast will be closed for approximately six months while the city’s longest creek is reshaped to prevent chronic flooding and restore habitat for threatened salmon and other species. For years, the confluence of the North […]

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