Events Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city that may affect area traffic. The Color Run is Sunday starts and finishes at Seattle Center and takes runners through downtown. WSDOT has weekend closures that include the northbound I-5 off-ramp to West Seattle Bridge/Spokane St/Columbian Way beginning 8 p.m. Friday.



Madrona Mayfair: The annual community parade runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alvin Larkins Park 3400 E Pike St to Madrona Playground. About 420 people are expected to attend.

SODO Flea: Monthly flea market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Utah Ave S between S Stacy and S Holgate streets. Utah Ave S is closed from 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.  About 1,000 people are expected to attend.

Seven Lions Concert: At WaMu Theater from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. About 7,000 people are expected to attend.


The Color Run: The run starts at Seattle Center to downtown and back at 8 a.m. The route starts on Mercer St at 3rd Ave N, east on Mercer St, south on 4th Ave N, east on Republican St, south on 5th Ave N, south on Cedar St, south on 4th Ave to Seneca St, U-turn, north on 4th Ave, west on Denny Way, north on 2nd Ave N onto the Seattle Center campus. All streets are expected to be reopened by 12 p.m.  About 10,000 are expected to participate.

P!nk concert: Pink performs at KeyArena, the Beautiful Trauma World tour show runs from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. About 12,000 are expected to attend.


WSDOT Closures May 11- 14

WSDOT will reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes near Michigan St at 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, and will wrap up by 5 a.m. Monday, May 14. Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between the West Seattle Bridge and downtown. All northbound I-5 traffic will be routed through the collector-distributor

lanes. Drivers should note that the collector-distributor is temporarily striped, so the right lane is an exit only to Madison Street. This configuration will remain in place through the summer.

Ramp closures
The following ramps will be closed during the weekend construction:

  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Express Lanes
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street
  • Westbound I-90 to northbound I-5 on-ramp
  • Eastbound I-90/Edgar Martinez Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5
  • Dearborn Street on-ramp to northbound I-5
  • University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5