Updated Traffic Advisory for December 5 – 7, 2014

There are three additional significant things to be aware of happening this weekend in addition to the previously listed advisories including:

First, a reminder of the Mercer Corridor Street closure in south Lake Union that will have Fifth Avenue North between Harrison Street and Denny Way closed beginning Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 a.m. and continuing through Monday, Dec. 8 at 5 a.m., weather permitting.

Crews will remove sidewalk and pavement for replacement. Please plan ahead and expect significant traffic delays. Here is a link to the map for closure detour information: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/mercer/2014_1202_MWest_Driving_Detour_DEC6_8_FINAL

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Secondarily, SR99 will have lane closures from Saturday Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Both southbound and northbound lanes of SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge will be closed.

Lastly, the City has been notified of a planned demonstration march on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. that starts at Garfield High School 400 23rd Avenue and travels southbound on 23rd Avenue S to South Jackson Street; then turns westbound on Jackson Street; then turns northbound on 5th Avenue ending at 610 5th Avenue. Up to 400 participants are expected.

As noted in this week’s previous traffic advisory, the annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition at Westlake Park on Friday evening will draw about 9,000 carolers, spectators, and festive fans, in addition to holiday shoppers to the downtown shopping district during the evening commute.

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014:

28th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition: Heavy traffic and pedestrian congestion is expected in the area with 9,000 people attending. Westlake Park and surrounding area is expected be filled. At 5:45 p.m. the following streets will close: Pine Street between 3rd and 7th avenues, and 5th Avenue between Olive Way and Pike Street. The carolers start at 6 p.m. along Pine between 5th and 6th avenues. Closed streets will reopen at about 9 p.m. http://www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org/figgy-pudding

SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014:

Magnolia Winterfest: The community festival in Magnolia Village will have carolers, Santa, live reindeer, kids’ attractions, food and drink, and tree lighting from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendance expected is about 900. The event will close West McGraw Street between 34th Avenue West and 32nd Avenue West from 3p.m. to 8:30 p.m. http://magnoliachamber.org/event/winterfest/

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mother of the Americas Procession: Saturday morning’s 10:30 a.m. 1000-participant procession will be escorted by Seattle Police with rolling traffic slow-downs as it winds its way from the Atlantic neighborhood to First Hill. The event starts at Saint Mary’s Church at 20th Avenue South and South Weller Street and moves north on 20th Avenue to East Fir Street; west on Fir Street to 12th Avenue; north on 12th Avenue to East Cherry Street; west on Cherry to East James Street; west on James to Ninth Avenue; north on Ninth Avenue to Columbia Street, ending at St. James Cathedral at about noon.

Protest Against Police Brutality: The City has been notified of a planned demonstration march on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. that starts at Garfield High School 400 23rd Avenue and travels southbound on 23rd Avenue S to South Jackson Street; then turns westbound on Jackson Street; then turns northbound on 5th Avenue ending at 610 5th Avenue. Up to 400 participants are expected.