Events Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, May 22 – Monday, May 28

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city that may affect area traffic. Taylor Swift plays CenturyLink tonight at 7 p.m. The Northwest Folklife Festival runs Friday through Memorial Day. The Mariners play Friday through Monday at Safeco Field with day games on Sunday and Monday. City offices are closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

EVENTS 

TUESDAY, MAY 22:

Taylor Swift concert: At CenturyLink Field from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. About 55,000 people are expected to attend.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23:

Unique Lives – Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly: Speaker series at McCaw Hall from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. About 2,000 people are expected to attend.

FRIDAY, MAY 25:

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: At Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. About 26,000 people are expected to attend.

SATURDAY, MAY 26:

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake: At CenturyLink Field at 2 p.m. About 12,000 people are expected to attend.

Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: At Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. About 28,000 people are expected to attend.

SUNDAY, MAY 27:

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: At Safeco Field at 1:10 p.m. About 32,000 people are expected to attend.

MONDAY, MAY 28 (Memorial Day):

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Bread of Life Mission 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration: Annual event to honor U.S. Military veterans 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. will close S Main St between 1st Ave S and Alaskan Way S. About 700 people are expected to attend.

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers: At Safeco Field at 1:10 p.m. About 26,000 people are expected to attend.

CONSTRUCTION

May 22: South Lander Street

closed between 1st Ave S and 3rd Ave S through early 2020 for construction of a new bridge over the railroad tracks.

Lane Closures on SW Barton between 29th Ave SW & 30th Ave SW Beginning May 19th through May 23rd

SDOT is advising travelers that lane closures on SW Barton St between 29th Ave SW and 30th Ave SW begin Saturday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 23.

The closures are for concrete panel repairs on SW Barton St. This project is weather dependent. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

What travelers can expect:

  • Parking will be restricted:
    • 72 hours before the work starts and parking restrictions begin, “NO PARKING” signs will be placed on the street
  • SW Barton will have one lane of alternating traffic open during construction hours (8:30am to 6:00pm)
    • Police Officers will be staged at 29th Ave SW and 30th Ave SW to direct traffic
    • Sidewalk access will remain open
    • One lane in each direction of SW Barton will be open for vehicle traffic after construction hours
    • Possible travel delays through construction area during work hours

Update: 6th Ave Closures between Stewart St and Seneca St the week of May 21


SDOT is advising travelers of two overnight closures related to the 6th Ave Paving Project on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

From 8 p.m. Monday, May 21 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 travelers can expect:

  • 6th Ave will be closed from Pine St to Seneca St while crews complete grinding between Pine St and University St
  • No access to parking garages and loading zones off 6th Ave from Pine St to University St
  • The University St intersection will be closed and the I-5 northbound onramp at University St will be closed

From 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 travelers can expect:

  • 6th Ave will be closed from Stewart St to Pike St while crews complete grinding
  • No access to parking garages and loading zones off 6th Ave from Stewart St to Pike St
  • The intersection at 6th Ave and Olive Way will be closed
  • The intersection at 6th Ave and Stewart St will be reduced to one lane
  • 6th Ave will be reduced to one lane between University St and Pine St, and all garages will have full access

From 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 to 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 and from 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 to 6 a.m. on Friday, May 25 travelers can expect:

  • Various lane closures of 6th Ave from Stewart St to University St crews complete base repairs and remove asphalt
  • The middle lane of 6th Ave will be closed north of the Pike St intersection for communication installation work
  • All 6th Ave intersections will be open, and all garages will have full access to 6th Ave
  • Vehicles traveling on 6th Ave may experience delays

For more information on this project, please click here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at 6thAvePaving@seattle.gov, or (206) 727-3669.

7th Ave Closed Between Pike St and Pine St from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19

SDOT is advising travelers of upcoming temporary closure related to the 7th Ave Mobility Improvements project from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

The temporary closure will allow for local access from Pike St only – to hotels, businesses, and garages. The closure will allow crews to install a mast arm for signal heads that will span the width of the roadway across 7th Ave. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, travelers can expect:

  • 7th Ave to be closed from Pike St to Pine St with local access from Pike St only
  • Vehicles going eastbound on 7th Ave will be detoured onto Pine St
  • Intersection at 7th Ave and Pike St to remain open
  • Intersection at 7th Ave and Pine St to remain open
  • Uniformed police officers will be on site to help direct traffic around work zone
  • Businesses and garages are open and accessible
  • Pedestrian access will not be impacted

For more information on this project, please click here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at 7thAve@seattle.gov, or (206) 615-0786.

7th Ave Becomes One-Way Southbound Between Pine St and Olive Way Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18

SDOT is advising travelers of upcoming permanent changes related to the 7th Ave Mobility Improvements project beginning in the evening of Friday, May 18. 7th Ave will become one-way southbound permanently between Pine St and Olive Way to accommodate the new protected bike lane on 7th Ave.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, travelers can expect:

  • 7th Ave to be converted to one-way southbound only between Pine St and Olive Way
  • Parking on this block will remain on the east side of the street

For more information on this project, please click here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at 7thAve@seattle.gov, or (206) 615-0786.