Events Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, May 15 – Sunday, May 20

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city that may affect area traffic. The Mariners play tonight through Sunday at Safeco Field with a day games Wednesday and Sunday. The University District Street Fair is this weekend. WSDOT will lane and ramp closures through the weekend.

EVENTS

TUESDAY, MAY 15:

Mariners vs. Texas Rangers: Seattle Mariners host the Rangers at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 15,000 people are expected to attend.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Mariners vs. Texas Rangers: Seattle Mariners host the Rangers at 12:40 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 23,000 people are expected to attend.

THURSDAY, MAY 17:

Seattle 17th of May Festival: Annual Ballard neighborhood festival includes a parade celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day. The festival starts at 10 a.m., the parade goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. About 4,000 people are expected to attend.

Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers: Seattle Mariners host the Tigers at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 15,000 people are expected to attend.

FRIDAY, MAY 18:

F5 Bike Everywhere Day: Event to celebrate and encourage bicycling as transportation, begins at 6 a.m. Celebration stations will be set up along major travel routes throughout the city.

Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers: Seattle Mariners host the Tigers at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 31,000 people are expected to attend.

Paul Simon Concert: The Homeward Bound Farewell tour show at KeyArena starts at 8 p.m. About 12,000 people are expected to attend.

SATURDAY, MAY 19:

University District Street Fair:  The 49th annual arts and music fair on University Wy NE between NE Campus Parkway and NE 50th St. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  NE 42nd, NE 43rd and NE 47th streets are closed from Brooklyn Ave NE to 15th Ave NE.  About 20,000 people are expected to attend each day.

Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers: Seattle Mariners host the Tigers at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 32,000 people are expected to attend.

Stars on Ice: At KeyArena features U.S Figure Skating team members. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. About 4,000 people are expected to attend.

SUNDAY, MAY 20:

Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8K Run and Walk: The annual fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation run starts and finishes at Husky Stadium and crosses the University Bridge. Montlake Boulevard closes to all vehicle traffic at 7:30 a.m. The 8K starts at 8:30 a.m. Here’s a link to the course map. About 11,000 people are expected to participate.

West Seattle 5K Run/Walk: The fundraising event for West Seattle High School will take place along Alki Ave SW starting at 9:20 a.m. About 1,400 people are expected to participate.

University District Street Fair:  The 49th annual arts and music fair on University Wy NE between NE Campus Parkway and NE 50th St. About 20,000 people are expected to attend.

Spring Opener: The Georgetown Car and Bike show fundraiser for Treehouse goes from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Airport Way between Corson Ave S and S Bailey St. About 500 people are expected to attend.

Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers: Seattle Mariners host the Tigers at 1:10 p.m. at Safeco Field. About 35,000 people are expected to attend.

CONSTRUCTION

WSDOT Closures May 18- 21

Several lanes and ramps will begin to close at 8 p.m. Friday night, May 18, and reopen for the morning commute by 5 a.m. Monday morning, May 21:

  • Two lanes of northbound I-5 will remain open between the West Seattle Bridge and SR 520 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
  • A single lane will remain open each night from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.The following ramps will be closed during the May 18-21 weekend construction:

Ramp closures

  • 5th Ave/Columbia Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 Express Lanes
  • Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street
  • University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5
  • Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 (and Express Lanes)
  • Express Lanes will remain open in the northbound direction all weekend