Events Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 3

 

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of events happening around the city through the weekend that will add to area traffic. The May Day rally takes place on Friday throughout the central and downtown areas of the city. The annual opening day for boating season is Saturday; the Montlake Bridge will be closed part of the day.  There are other Saturday events including: a walk at the Seattle Center; a fun run and food truck event at Volunteer Park; a food truck rodeo in the International District. Please plan for these events accordingly.

MAY 1ST MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT AND WORKERS RIGHTS:

There will be a rally on Friday, May 1st in Judkins Park (2150 S Norman Street) beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed by a march staring at 3:00 p.m. through the Central Area to the Downtown Core ending at the Federal Courthouse at 700 Stewart Street.  There about 1,000 people expected. The march route starts at Judkins Park, assembling at S Lane Street and 20th Avenue S, moving northbound on 20th Avenue S to S Jackson Street.  The march will turn westbound on S Jackson Street to Boren Avenue S, proceeding northbound to Pine Street, turning westbound on Pine to the Federal Courthouse. Seattle Police will escort the march. https://elcomitewa.wordpress.com

OPENING DAY OF BOATING SEASON:

The opening day ceremony is on Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00 a.m. in Montlake Park followed by crew races in Union Bay and Montlake Cut from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The boat parade will follow crew races.  Montlake Bridge closed to traffic from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Northbound 24th Avenue E traffic will be detoured to E Montlake Place E then westbound on E Roanoke Street.  Southbound Montlake Boulevard NE traffic will be detoured westbound to NE Pacific Street. The SR 520 westbound Montlake Exit will be closed and E Montlake off ramp detoured southbound to Montlake Place E.  There are about 4500 people expected to attend. http://www.seattleyachtclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=286476&ssid=164107&vnf=1

MARCH OF DIMES – MARCH FOR BABIES:

The event on Saturday, May 2nd begins at Seattle Center with the walk starting at 9:00 a.m. The walk leaves Seattle Center at 2nd Avenue N and Mercer Street, moving eastbound on Mercer (using the eastbound lanes only), southbound on 5th Avenue N (using the southbound lanes only), then southbound on Cedar Street proceeding southbound on 4th Avenue. The route U-turns at University Street, heading northbound on 4th Avenue, westbound on Denny Way, northbound on 2nd Avenue N finishing at the Seattle Center Campus at 11:00 a.m.  There are about 4,000 people expected to attend. http://www.marchofdimes.org/washington/events/10171_3136323330.html

FIESTA 5K OLE & TACO TRUCK CHALLENGE:

A 5K Race and Mobile Food Rodeo on Saturday, May 2nd in Volunteer Park. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. The route travels southbound out of Volunteer Park, eastbound on Prospect Street to 15th Avenue E, westbound on to E Howe Street, southbound on Federal Avenue E, turning eastbound to E Prospect Street, eastbound on Prospect to 12th Avenue E, proceeding southbound on 12th Avenue E to E John Street. The race U-turns heading northbound on 12th Avenue E back to the park. About 2,000 people are expected to attend. http://www.fiesta5kole.com

TACO LIBRE SHOWDOWN:

A Mobile Food Rodeo on Saturday, May 2nd in the International District goes from 8 a.m. –11:59 p.m. on 5th Avenue S from S Dearborn Street to S Jackson Street.  S Weller and S King streets will be closed between 5th and 6th avenues S. The Bolt bus stop will be relocated to NE corner of 6th Avenue S and S King Street, with Metro bus reroutes to 4th Avenue S. About 5,200 people are expected to attend. http://www.mobilefoodrodeo.com/taco-truck-showdown/

TEMPLE BETH AM MOVE-ATHON:

NE 80th Street will be closed from 25th Avenue NE east to the cul de sac from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the community event held in Dahl Field. About 700 people are expected to attend. http://www.templebetham.org/community#Moveathon

 

Norm Mah, SDOT