What’s Moving Seattle This Week?

This week in Seattle.

July 2 → July 8:

What do we know? Read it below! Then on Thursday eve check out our Weekender Edition, for any updates!


Asphalt’s outa’ there! Parking?!

East side of Fauntleroy Way SW along Fairmount Park | July 2, 2018

FRI 6.29 → FRI 7.6

Updated parking restrictions.

With several strikes breaking up the asphalt, it’s out! Today crews began prepping Fauntleroy Way SW near Fairmount for new concrete sidewalk. Dry weather could bring a concrete home-run by COB July 6.

E side parking lane/bike lane closed July 2, 3, 5, and 6 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

UPDATE: Parking allowed-outside of work hours; all day July 4; and Sat/Sun while concrete cures.



Coleman Dock–S Jackson St!

New temporary Coleman Dock Ferry Terminal entrance | Image by WSDOT

SUN 7.1 → the year 2023!

The drive-on entrance to Colman Dock is now at South Jackson Street and Alaskan Way South–closer to Pioneer Square. The change 6-blocks south is for drivers only, during Coleman Dock construction the next 5 years.

All vehicles use S Jackson St entrance.

No changes to pedestrian and bicycle entrances.



6th Ave nocturnal paving.

Image by Google Maps

MON 7.2 → TUES 7.3

The I-5 NB off-ramp at Seneca St will be closed for paving work on 6th Ave, happening between Marion and Madison streets; between Spring and University streets; and at the Cherry St and the James St intersections.

NB I-5 off-ramp at Seneca fully closed 11 PM  4 AM.

Travel lane and parking restrictions 6 PM → 6 AM.



#TrueToTheBlue Fireworks Night!

Image by Seattle Mariners Baseball | www.mlb.com/mariners

TUES 7.3

After the Mariners vs. Angels game at Safeco Field Tuesday night, stick around for fireworks! First pitch is at 7:10 PM. Approximately 36,000 people anticipated.

  Heavy SODO traffic expected! Use alternative transportation if possible.



W Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade!

Image by West Seattle 4th of July Kids Parade | www.westseattlejuly4parade.com

WED 7.4

This Annual Holiday Kids’ Parade starts at 10 AM at the corner of 44th & Sunset Ave. SW, proceeding to Hamilton Viewpoint Park.  Decorate your wagons, bikes, scooters, and strollers with the Red, White, and Blue! Estimated attendance is 1,000.



Summer Fourth at Gas Works!

Image by SCCA Seafair | www.seafair.com/events/

WED 7.4

The Seafair SCCA Summer Fourth is coming! The celebration is at Gas Works Park, 12 PM – 11 PM.  A 20-minute fireworks show over Lake Union begins around 10:20 PM!  Estimated attendance: 40,000.

Fremont and U-District area traffic congestion expected!!

NOTE: King County Metro is running extra late night service!



Value baseball and independence!

Image by Seattle Mariners Baseball | www.mlb.com/mariners

WED 7.4 THURS 7.5

The Mariners schedule continues with the L.A. Angels:

  • July 4 – First 20,000 fans @ 1:10 PM game get a stars & stripes cowboy hat! ; 28,000 people expected
  • July 5 – Mariners Value Game @ 7:10 PM – select $15 Bleachers/View seats or select $30 Main/Club seats; 20,000 people expected.

Expect SODO traffic congestion!  Plan alternative transportation?



Girl’s Night Out baseball!

Image by Mariners Baseball | https://www.mlb.com/mariners

FRI 7.6 SUN 7.8

On Friday, the Mariners kick off a 3-game series with the Colorado Rockies:

  • July 6 – 7:10 PM Girls Night Out promo – 24,000 attendees expected!
  • July 7 – 1:10 PM game; Sunglasses Day – 32,000 people expected!!
  • July 8 – 1:10 PM start; post-game bases run for fans! – 35,000 expected!!!

Expect SODO traffic congestion!  Plan alternative transportation?





2018 flame & 2022 host city…

Image by 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

FRI 7.6

The Closing Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics is free and open to the public, beginning at 7 PM at Lake Union Park. Includes extinguishing of the Special Olympics flame for 2018; announcing the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games host city; musical performances; and a festival-like atmosphere to celebrate the athletes and bid farewell to the many from other U.S. states. Estimated attendance is 10,000.



Arrgh, matey!

Image by Seafair | www.seafair.com

SAT 7.7

The Seafair Pirates will storm Alki Beach in West Seattle Saturday, to kick off the 69th annual Seafair.  From  10 AM through 5 PM and estimated 3,000 people will join in the pirates’ landing event!



5 City blocks; 150 booths!

Image by www.seattlestfoodfest.com/

SAT 7.7 → SUN 7.8

The Seattle Street Food Festival Event is coming…from lunchtime ’til well into the wee snack hours! An estimated 15,000 people will check out this South Lake Union event Saturday, and another 10,000 on Sunday, from 11 AM through 10 PM.

Closed for event: 9th Ave N between Mercer St and Denny Way–including side streets between 8th Ave N and Westlake Ave N.



40,000 expected for Chesney!

Image by CenturyLink | www.centurylinkfield.com/event/kenny-chesney

Kenny Chesney comes to CenturyLink Field Saturday, to give a 5 PM – 11 PM concert.

 Estimated attendance is 40,000, around CenturyLink Field—expect heavy traffic!



Styling at the Key.

Image by KeyArena

SAT 7.7

Harry Styles is performing in concert at KeyArena Saturday, 8 PM – 11 PM.  To be styling, yourself, consider your transportation options in navigating the X-factor of 10,000 expected attendees.


SUN 7.8



What’s coming down the pike?

July 13 → 15: WSDOT I-5 closure. This will be a FULL NB I-5 closure from W Seattle Bridge exit. WSDOT hasn’t determined the northern limit closure yet. Stay tuned. Expect delays. Bring a snack!

Aug 1012: WSDOT I-5 closure. This will be a partial NB I-5 closure. Stay tuned for more details. Expect delays


Construction Deets?

For more information on travel impacts, check out our construction look-ahead and traveler’s map. Or…


Contact us!

Email us at construction.coordination@seattle.gov or call 206-684-ROAD.

Information subject to change. Additional construction or events may be planned in the Seattle area.


Have a great week!