Major events this weekend include concerts at Key Arena on Friday and Saturday nights, a protest march on Saturday afternoon, and a football game at Century Link Field on Saturday night. Weekend travelers in Seattle will need to plan ahead due to the closure of the majority of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, from Friday evening, October 21, to early Monday morning, October 31. The viaduct closure will be adjusted to accommodate events at Century Link Field.
Travelers can expect heavier volumes on all north/south routes through Seattle during the viaduct closure, and are advised to allow additional time to arrive at their destinations. Alternate modes of travel are recommended: Metro Transit, the West Seattle Water Taxi, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, car pool, bicycle or even walking, if feasible.
Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure: The Washington State Department of Transportation will close the majority of the Alaskan Way Viaduct from 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, October 31. Travelers should expect congestion on alternative north-south routes as more than 80,000 vehicle trips per day on the viaduct seek other ways through the city.
- Northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and South Royal Brougham Way will be closed around-the-clock beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
- Northbound SR 99 between the South Royal Brougham Way on-ramp and the Battery Street Tunnel will open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for special events at CenturyLink Field.
- Southbound SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge will be closed around the clock beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Friday, October 21
Journey and Foreigner Concert , 7 p.m.; Key Arena; estimated attendance 15,000.
Journey and Foreigner rock groups will play at a sold-out concert at Key Arena.
Saturday, October 22
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, 2 to 5 p.m.; A rally followed by a march looping through downtown between Yesler Way and Lenora, First and Boren, starting and ending at Westlake Park; estimated attendance: 1,000.
Participants will rally at Westlake Park at 2 p.m. The march will start at approximately 3:15 p.m. at Westlake Park, travel west on Pine Street to Third Avenue, south on Third to Yesler Way, west on Yesler to First Avenue, north on First to Virginia Street, east on Virginia to Fourth Avenue, north on Fourth to Lenora Street, west on Lenora to Third Avenue, south on Third to Virginia Street, east on Virginia to Boren Avenue, south on Boren to Olive Way, west on Olive to Ninth Avenue, south on Ninth to Pine street, west on Pine to Westlake Park. The march will stop at several locations for 10 to 15 minutes: the King County Courthouse, Cinerama Theater, and the intersection of Boren and Howell. Seattle Police will escort the march.
Death Cab for Cutie , 7 p.m.; Key Aren; estimated attendance: 10,000.
The Death Cab for Cutie, an alternative rock band, will perform at a concert at Key Arena.
WSU Coungars vs Oregon State Beavers , 7:30 to 11 p.m.; CenturyLink Field; estimated attendance: 40,000.
The WSU Cougars will host a “home game” at Century Link Field against their Pac-12 opponent, the Oregon State Beavers.
Windows Phone Treat or Trick: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Fremont neighborhood; estimated attendance: 1,400.
A private event will be held at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th Street. The following streets will be closed from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. to accommodate valet parking: North 35th Street between Phinney Avenue North and First Avenue Northwest; North Canal Street between Phinney Avenue North and First Avenue Northwest. Expect congestion in the area.