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Rainier Avenue South Southbound Lane Closure

SDOT will be closing one lane of southbound traffic on Rainier Avenue South between South College Street and 23rd Avenue South for two weeks beginning Monday, Jan.12. The single lane closure will be in effect Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and nightly, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weather permitting, original lane configurations will […]


Traffic Advisory for December 8 – 14, 2014

There is a Key Arena concert event on Tuesday that runs from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; the show is expected to draw 13,000 concert-goers. There are two Sunday events that will have traffic impacts including: the annual Jingle Bell Run downtown, and the Seahawks game at Century Link. The Jingle Bell Run will have […]


Lane closures this week on Dexter Ave N and Rainier Ave S for new bus pads

The Seattle Department of Transportation is installing new bus pads at three locations—one on Dexter Avenue North and two on Rainier Avenue South. The crews plan to work from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. This work will require closing a curb lane at the following locations:  8-10, […]


Updated Traffic Advisory for December 5 – 7, 2014

There are three additional significant things to be aware of happening this weekend in addition to the previously listed advisories including: First, a reminder of the Mercer Corridor Street closure in south Lake Union that will have Fifth Avenue North between Harrison Street and Denny Way closed beginning Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 a.m. and […]


Traffic Advisory for Week of December 1 – 7, 2014

Two large events this week to be aware of beginning with Wednesday night’s Stevie Wonder concert at Key Area, which is expected to bring a large crowd of concertgoers. Also, the annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition at Westlake Park Friday evening will draw about 9,000 carolers, spectators, and festive fans, in addition to holiday shoppers […]


Traffic Advisory for Week of November 24 – 30, 2014

This holiday week is filled with big events including the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Tree and Star Lighting, five races including the Amica Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon. There are also two Key Arena concerts, and a Sounders match. On Sunday the Amica Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon will have closures and detours throughout the city beginning […]


Stairway to be replaced on South Grand Street

Pedestrians and weekend stairway athletes will soon have a better walking or running experience on a rebuilt stairway on South Grand Street in Southeast Seattle. The stairway is between 28th Avenue South and Branden Place South, near the Branden Gardens Park. Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will close the stairway beginning Nov. 17 […]


Paving work on Beacon Ave S, Nov. 8 and 9

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will grind and pave Beacon Avenue South from South Vern Court (north of Orcas Street) to South Raymond Street on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, weather permitting. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open on Beacon. Trolley lines will be deactivated. Work hours […]


No Link light rail service on Nov. 15 for system upgrades

Sound Transit November 3, 2014 Free special airport express bus and Rainier Valley buses to operate along route Link light rail service will be suspended on Saturday, Nov. 15, as contractors install and test upgraded control systems as part of the University Link light rail extension that opens in early 2016. The upgraded control systems […]


Weekend Traffic: Watch out for trolls this Halloween weekend

We’ve heard that some are blaming recent traffic issues on a band of trolls visiting Seattle. It is true there are more collisions in Seattle during October than in any other month, but it is more likely due to changing weather and shortened days rather than mean-spirited trolls. The Seattle Department of Transportation advises people […]