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 at 7:15 a.m. with streets expected to reopen by 2:15 p.m. About 15,000 participants are expected. Metro Buses will be rerouted and delayed due to the marathon runs. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/

The Annual Macy’s Holiday Parade on Friday begins downtown at 8:45 a.m. followed by the Westlake Tree Lighting and Macy’s Star Lighting and Fireworks festivities commencing at 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014:

Bastille Concert at Key Arena: English alternative rock band Bastille plays the Key Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. with an estimated attendance of 8,000.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014:

Usher Concert at Key Arena: Usher performs his current UR Experience concert on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 7:30p.m. with an estimated attendance of 10,000.

THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014:

Seattle Turkey Trot: The run benefits the Ballard Food Bank with an estimated 3,000 participants. The run starts at 9 a.m. staging at Loyal Way Northwest between 31st Avenue Northwest and 32nd Avenue Northwest. The route goes south on 32nd Avenue Northwest; then west on Northwest 77th Street; south on 34th Avenue Northwest; then west on Northwest 57th Street; northwest on 37th Place Northwest; then north on the Burke-Gilman Trail and curb lane along the east side of Seaview Avenue Northwest and finishes at Golden Gardens Park. http://www.seattleturkeytrot.org/

FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014:

My Macy’s Holiday Parade: The parade starts at 8:45 a.m. at 7th Avenue and Pine Street. The parade route goes west on Pine Street to 5th Avenue; then south on 5th Avenue to University Street; then west on University Street to 4th Avenue; north on 4th Avenue to Macy’s (between Pine and Olive streets). An estimated 23,000 people are expected to attend.   The following streets will close at 7:30 a.m. for parade staging: Pine Street between Boren Avenue and 7th Avenue: 9th, 8th, and 7th avenues between Olive Way and Pike Street.  All streets will reopen by 11 a.m. (with the exception of Pine Street between 5th and 4th avenues, which will remain closed until the end of the Westlake Tree Lighting Ceremony). http://www1.macys.com/shop/store/eventsearch?zipCode=98124&city=&state=

Westlake Tree Lighting ceremony and Macy’s Star Lighting and Fireworks show: The tree lighting festivities at Westlake Center Plaza begins at 5 p.m., the tree lighting ceremony happens at 5:35 p.m. The Fireworks show at Macy’s starts 5:40 p.m. at 4th Avenue and Pine Street, weather permitting. Streets will reopen once pedestrian traffic disperses. The following streets will close beginning at 4 p.m. for the event: 4th Avenue between Union Street and Olive Way; 5th Avenue between Olive Way and Pike Street; Pine Street between 6th and 3rd avenues; Pike Street between 3rd and 5th avenues. 25,000 are estimated to attend. http://www1.macys.com/shop/store/eventsearch?zipCode=98124&city=&state=

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014:

Seattle Marathon 5K Race: The run starts at 8:30 a.m. with about 1,300 participants expected.   The staging area is at 5th Avenue North between Republican and Harrison streets. The route goes south on 5th Avenue to Cedar Street, then west on Cedar to 2nd Avenue. Then south on 2nd Avenue to University Street with a U-turn at University Street and north on 2nd Avenue onto Seattle Center grounds, then north onto Mercer Street east on Mercer to 4th Avenue North, and finishing south on 4th Avenue into Memorial Stadium.  http://www.seattlemarathon.org/5k/eventinfo.php

Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon: The run starts at 5th Avenue and Harrison Street at 10 a.m. with an estimated attendance of 3,800. The staging area is on 5th Avenue North between Republican and Harrison streets. The route travels south on 5th Avenue North to Broad Street, then west on Broad Street to Denny Way, then west on Denny Way to 2nd Avenue North, then north on 2nd Avenue to Republican Street, west on Republican Street to Mercer Street, then east on Mercer to 4th Avenue North, then southbound on 4th Avenue North into Memorial Stadium. All streets expected to be reopened by 11 a.m. http://www.seattlemarathon.org/kids/eventinfo.php

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014:

Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon: The marathon and half-marathon starts and finishes at Seattle Center with an estimated 15,000 participants. Runners and walkers leave in four separate waves between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. All streets are expected to be reopened by 2:15 p.m. I-90 express lanes will be closed between Seattle and Mercer Island from 4 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Metro buses in multiple Seattle neighborhoods, including downtown Seattle, Seattle Center, Capitol Hill and the I-90 and Rainier areas will be rerouted or delayed due to street closures and traffic congestion associated with the Seattle Marathon. For route and details, please follow link: http://www.seattlemarathon.org/marathon/eventinfo.php

SOUNDERS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD:

Sunday, Nov. 30, Sounders vs. LA Galaxy Playoff game at 6 p.m. 50,000 people are estimated to attend.