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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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Weekend Traffic: Husky GameDay

This is the week of football in Seattle! With up to 70,000 spectators expected, the Husky football traffic plan will be implemented for the game on Saturday, diverting general traffic away from the area to allow time for football fans to enter and leave the Husky stadium and parking areas. The customary traffic diversions will […]

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From young to old, SDOT and AARP have tips to help you get there safely, Seattle!

SDOT and AARP launch public service ads to promote safety on foot and behind the wheel Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest major cities in the country for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists alike. Yet crashes happen every day. Most of them are avoidable and caused by speeding, distraction and impairment. To address […]

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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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Weekend traffic, Aug. 15-17:
Expect congestion near Myrtle Edwards Park this weekend

This weekend’s two biggest traffic generators will be the Seattle Hempfest and the Seahawks game, both likely to draw large crowds. The Seahawks vs San Diego Chargers game is on Friday night, and the Hempfest is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you plan to be in the vicinity of either, allow plenty of time […]

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Pavement crack sealing on city streets starts next week, Aug. 5

Starting Tuesday, August 5, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will fill cracks in nine arterial asphalt streets in south Seattle, weather permitting. This process reduces the amount of water that seeps under the pavement causing potholes and other roadway damage, and helps prolong the life of the pavement. Crews will work on the following streets: […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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