SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city this week that will affect area traffic. WSDOT will close both the SR 520 Bridge and SR 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct this weekend.
WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5:
Greek Community Block Party: The University of Washington Greek Community will host a block party and fundraiser between 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 17th Avenue NE is closed from NE 45th St to NE 47th St until 9 p.m. Traffic is detoured to 15th Ave NE. About 900 people are expected to attend.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 – MONDAY, OCTOBER 10:
SR520 Bridge Closure: From 11 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday, WSDOT crews will close SR520 between Seattle and Bellevue for paving, striping, and maintenance. Westbound SR520 will be closed between Bellevue and Montlake Blvd. Eastbound SR520 will be closed between I-5 and Bellevue.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9:
SR99/Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure: From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, WSDOT crews will close SR99/Alaskan Way Viaduct between S Spokane St and Denny Way for semi-annual inspection.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 9:
Seattle Greek Festival: An annual celebration at St. Demetrios, 2100 Boyer Avenue E. Featuring traditional Greek delicacies, music, dance performances. Hours are Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. About 2,000 people are expected each day.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8:
Great Pumpkin Beer Festival: The annual celebration of pumpkin beers moves to the CenturyLink Field North Lot and Occidental Avenue S. Festival hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Occidental Avenue S will be closed between Railroad Ave S and S King St from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. About 8,000 people are expected to attend.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9:
Double Tenth National Day: A celebration of the National Day of Republic of China with a flag raising ceremony and parade in the International District. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade starts at 2 p.m. from Hing Hay Park, heads east on S King St, south on 8th Ave S, west on S Weller St, north on 6th Ave S and east on S King St back to Hing Hay Park. About 350 people are expected to attend.