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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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Roadway work on First Ave NE near Northgate, Aug. 20-21

First Avenue Northeast, from Northeast 112th  to Northeast 117th streets, will receive a new asphalt surface next week. Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will grind off the old surface and apply new asphalt on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20 and 21, if weather permits. Traffic will be detoured using Meridian Avenue Northeast and […]

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Sewer cleaning and temporary lane closures on
NE 100th Street, 1st Ave NE, and 5th Ave NE

Seattle Public Utilities Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will clean a main drainage line in the area of the Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel and the Northgate Transit Center in preparation for Sound Transit’s Northgate Link Extension construction and other future development. This is a proactive approach to protect Thornton Creek and improve the integrity and […]

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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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Westbound Northgate Way at Aurora will shift position on Aug. 6

Westbound traffic on North Northgate Way will temporarily shift to the south side of the roadway through the intersection with Aurora Avenue North for two weeks starting Aug. 6. Northgate Way will remain closed to eastbound traffic. The shift will allow the contractor to install storm drainage structures and new pavement. These traffic changes are […]

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Painting the Fremont Bridge—Notice to Boaters

Boaters planning to pass through the Fremont Bridge should note the weekday restrictions in place starting today, Wednesday July 30 and continuing until further notice while the Seattle Department of Transportation paints this historic structure. The vertical clearance will be lowered up to five feet due to the work platform by which the contractor will […]

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Another big Seafair weekend in Seattle, July 31-Aug 3

It’s another big-time, Seafair weekend. Following last week’s Torchlight Parade, this will be the weekend for the traditional Seafair hydroplane races and the Blue Angels air show, closing I-90 at times and closing Lake Washington Boulevard South along Lake Washington. Also on this weekend’s agenda are the annual Seafair events in Magnolia, Central Area, and […]

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New Traffic Signal Equipment for NE 45th Street and Sandpoint Way

Spiders make the task of stringing line look easy, but replacing the web of wires holding up traffic signals at a complex intersection is anything but. Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation are installing new equipment at the busy five-way intersection where NE 45th Street meets Sandpoint Way NE near University Village. The wires […]

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Lane closures this weekend on Montlake Blvd., July 26 – 27

Sound Transit This Saturday and Sunday, Sound Transit’s contractor will perform work on the traffic signal at the intersection NE Pacific St. and Montlake Blvd. What to expect: ​One vehicle lane in each direction will be maintained during this work. ​Signage and flaggers will direct motorists and pedestrians around the work area. Work hours are from […]

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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 […]

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