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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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Community Groups and Businesses to Create Temporary Mini-Parks for PARK(ing) Day 2014

WHAT:  Fifty Park(ing) Day sites convert on-street parking spaces into public spaces for annual PARK(ing) Day event WHEN:  Friday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: A map of all PARK(ing) Day installations in Seattle can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/seattleparkingday.htm PARK(ing) Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of a sustainable, livable and healthy […]

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Mercer Corridor Project update: Lane closures on Dexter; pedestrian changes on Fifth

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of the following activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area:  Lane restrictions on southbound Dexter Avenue North between Roy and Mercer streets, Sept. 22-26 Southbound Dexter Avenue North will be restricted to one lane between Roy and Mercer streets for underground sewer work next week, weather permitting. This […]

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Rescheduled: Overnight SR 99 closures in downtown Seattle

Washington State Department of Transportation Traffic Advisory We’ve reached that time of year where fickle weather starts playing a bigger role in our construction projects. Due to expected rain tonight, we will not be closing all southbound lanes of SR 99 between S. Atlantic and S. Spokane Streets as originally planned. Full southbound closures are […]

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Weekend traffic: Park(ing) day, Seahawks and Huskies

Travelers in Seattle this weekend are advised to plan their trips around sports events and festivals as Seattleites celebrate the last few days of summer. On Friday, a number of mini parks will appear in curb-side parking spaces throughout Seattle, each offering a fun and unique way to engage with the local community. Many people […]

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Street Repairs on Aurora Avenue North on Sept. 24

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will repair the pavement in the southbound lanes Aurora Avenue North between North 40 Street and North 41 Street on September 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane. All crosswalks and sidewalks will remain open. Expect traffic congestion in the area—allow […]

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New Protected Bike Lane Triples Bike Riding on Second Avenue

Nearly 1,100 cyclists daily using new facility The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) today released data for the new Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane that shows bicycle ridership has tripled due to the new facility. With the conversion of the former one-way bike lane to a two-way, protected bike lane, an average of 1,099 bicyclists […]

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Mercer Corridor Project, Nighttime lane closures on Dexter Avenue N next week. Reminder, lane closures on Mercer Street this weekend

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of nighttime lane restrictions on Dexter Avenue North beginning Sept. 15 and reminds travelers of lane restrictions on Mercer Street this weekend. Dexter Avenue North lane closures Sept. 15-19 Beginning Sept. 15 and continuing through Sept. 19, southbound Dexter Avenue North will be restricted to one lane between […]

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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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Mariners vs. Houston Tonight

Sports fans in Seattle will have another chance to cheer the Mariners tonight.  An estimated 13,000 fans are expected to attend tonight’s game against Houston at Safeco Field. Expect slow traffic, and give yourself plenty of time to get to the ball park to enjoy the game. Sign up for Transit Alerts in order to […]

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