Traffic Advisory for December 8 – 14, 2014

There is a Key Arena concert event on Tuesday that runs from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; the show is expected to draw 13,000 concert-goers.

There are two Sunday events that will have traffic impacts including: the annual Jingle Bell Run downtown, and the Seahawks game at Century Link.

The Jingle Bell Run will have downtown streets closed at 5 a.m. with the first of four runs starting at 8 a.m. with check-ins starting at 7 a.m. at 5th Avenue and Pine Street.

The Seahawks return to Century Link Field to play NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers with kickoff at 1:25 p.m.  Heavy game-day traffic is expected around SODO.


TUESDAY, DEC. 9th, 2014:

107.7 The End’s Deck the Hall Ball: The concert at Key Arena goes from 3 p.m. to11 p.m. with an expected 13,000 people attending the show featuring several bands including: Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, TV on the Radio, KONGOS, Vance Joy, and Royal Blood.


SUNDAY, DEC. 14th, 2014:

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis: The run will have downtown streets closed at 5 a.m., with an estimated 11,500 participants. The Kids’ run starts at 8 a.m. Following the Kids’ run, the 5K Run and walk will have 3 waves beginning at 8:20 a.m., 8:25 a.m., and 8:35 a.m. respectively.

The kids’ run route starts at 5th Avenue and Pine Street, and travels south on 5th Avenue to Spring Street, then makes a U-turn and goes north on 5th Avenue to Pike Street; then east on Pike Street to 6th Avenue; then north on 6th avenue and finishes at Pine Street.

The 5K route starts at 5th Avenue and Pine Street; travels south on 5th Avenue to the Columbia Street on-ramp to the I-5 express lanes; then goes northbound on the I-5 express lanes to approximately Mercer Street, where it makes a U-turn and goes southbound on I-5 express lanes. Racers will exit off at I-5 at 9th Avenue and Pike Street, and continue north on 9th Avenue to Pine Street; then west on Pine to finish the race at 6th Avenue.


Seahawks versus San Francisco 49ers: The Seattle Seahawks versus the San Francisco 49ers at Century Link Field with a 1:25PM kickoff.  Game attendance is expected at about 67,000 people.  Heavy traffic in SODO is expected in and around game time.