SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events in the city that may affect area traffic. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the Battery Street Tunnel/SR99 on Saturday morning. Several Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will be happening through the weekend.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:
Martin Luther King March Roosevelt: Students will assemble at the UW Husky Stadium at 6:30 a.m. and march to Roosevelt High School. Seattle Police will escort the march from 6:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. About 105 students are expected to participate.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday March: Students from McDonald International School will march on sidewalks in the Green Lake/Latona neighborhood in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Seattle Police will escort the march from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. About 460 students are expected to participate.
Martin Luther King March – Orca K-8: Students march from Orca K-8 School to Columbia City. Seattle Police will escort the march from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. About 400 students are expected to participate.
MLK March for Peace & Justice – Giddens School: Students march from Giddens School to Pratt Park in the Central District. Seattle Police will escort the march from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. About 300 students are expected to participate.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:
Battery Street Tunnel/SR99 closure by WSDOT from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. between Denny Way and Western Ave for inspection.
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth March and Celebration: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Seattle Police will escort a student march from MLK Memorial Park to Rainier Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. About 200 students are expected to participate.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15:
Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration and March: Events begin 8:30 a.m. at Garfield High School followed by a rally at 11 a.m. and march at 12:30 p.m. to Westlake Park. About 8,000 people are expected to attend.