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It’s Seafair Torchlight Parade Weekend! …and a few other events…

The largest annual parade in Seattle, the Seafair Torchlight Parade, will take place Saturday evening in downtown Seattle. An estimated 300,000 spectators will congest incoming routes in the late afternoon and evening as they claim spots to sit along the Fourth Avenue. The northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 5:30 […]


Mercer Corridor Project: Daytime lane restriction on SR 99 on July 23

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers that the right lane on northbound SR 99 will be closed from Republican to Roy streets on Wednesday, July 23 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to accommodate bridge work. One northbound lane will remain open at all times. More information about alternate routes during construction may be […]


Mariners play every day this week – plan your trips accordingly

There are several events to keep in mind this week as you plan your travel routes. The Mariners play at Safeco Field Monday through Friday starting at 7:10 p.m. each day, except Wednesday when the game starts at 12:40 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the games will start at 1:10 p.m. Expect congestion near the […]


Weekend traffic: Seafair events, Bite of Seattle, and Sounders, July 18-20

Seattle traffic will be lively with thousands headed to community festivals and parades, and to various foot, boat and swimming competitions around the city this weekend. The events expected to draw the most attendees are the Bite of Seattle at Seattle Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and the Sounders at Centurylink Field on Saturday […]


Minor Avenue Pavement repairs July 17 and 18

SDOT crews will pave Minor Avenue on First Hill on Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Minor Avenue will be closed between Spring and Cherry streets except for local access traffic. On-street parking will be restricted. Police Officers will be on-hand to assist; crosswalks at Marion […]


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 […]


Pavement repairs on 8th Avenue next week, July 15 and 16

SDOT crews will pave Eighth Avenue on First Hill between Madison and Columbia streets on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Eighth Avenue will be closed between Madison and Cherry streets except for local access traffic. Marion Street will be closed at Eighth. On-street parking will […]


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 […]


Mercer Corridor Project: Westbound Mercer Street closure; Changes coming to Dexter Avenue N Friday, July 11

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers about nighttime closures of westbound Mercer Street between Dexter Avenue N and Ninth Avenue on July 9 and 10. Nighttime closures of westbound Mercer Street between Dexter Avenue N and Ninth Avenue N scheduled for July 9 and 10 Starting today, Wednesday, July 9, and on Thursday, […]


Downtown paving this weekend, July 12-14

Street paving will be underway this weekend in three (now two) places downtown. For information about bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops as the date approaches; see Metro Online, or call (206) 553-3000. Third Avenue from Union to Seneca, and from Cherry to Yesler–Roadway Structures crews from the Seattle Department […]