SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events in the city that may affect area traffic. The Seattle Boat Show has events at CenturyLink Field, Bell Harbor Marina and in South Lake Union and runs Friday through next Saturday, February 3.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25:
Queens of the Stone Age concert at KeyArena at 8 p.m. About 12,500 people are expected to attend.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3:
Seattle Boat Show at three locations. CenturyLink Field Event Center hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Bell Harbor Marina and South Lake Union hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. About 50,000 people are expected to attend throughout the show.
SDOT advises travelers that the Seattle Women’s March 2.0 on Saturday morning is expected to have significant traffic impacts. People should plan ahead and expect delays travelling in and around the city. At least 40,000 people are expected to participate.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, travelers can expect:
- Significant delays in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and throughout downtown Seattle. Participants will gather at Cal Anderson Park at E Pine St and 11th Ave.
- Seattle Police will escort the march, scheduled to leave Cal Anderson Park at 11:45 a.m., to Seattle Center.
- Street closures for march route: south on 11th Ave, west on E Pine St, north on 4th Ave, east on Cedar St, continue onto 5th Ave N, west on Harrison St to enter Seattle Center campus (see map below).
For people attending the march, here are some transportation options:
King County Metro: Plan your trip by taking Transit to Capitol Hill or downtown Seattle.
Sound Transit Link Light Rail: Ride congestion-free from Angle Lake or University of Washington station to Capitol Hill or downtown Seattle.
March route from Cal Anderson Park to Seattle Center.
SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events in the city that may affect area traffic. The Womxn’s March on Seattle goes from Capitol Hill to Seattle Center on Saturday morning. The Seattle Gift Show at the Washington State Convention Center runs Saturday through Tuesday.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19:
Private Event at CenturyLink Field Event Center, evening hours. About 20,000 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20:
Power to the Polls: Anniversary of the Womxn’s March on Seattle: Seattle Police will escort the march from Cal Anderson Park to Seattle Center via Pine St, 4th Ave, Cedar St, 5th Ave N, and Harrison St. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 40,000 people are expected to participate.
The Comedy Get Down at KeyArena at 8 p.m. About 4,500 people are expected to attend.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 – TUESDAY, JANUARY 23:
Seattle Gift Show at the Washington State Convention Center. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday through Monday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. About 5,000 people a day are expected to attend.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21:
Ethiopian Orthodox Churches – Epiphany Celebration March: March begins at Kings Hall, located at 27th Ave S and MLK Jr Way S, continues south on MLK Jr Way S to St. Michael Church, located at 67th Ave S and MLK Jr Way S. March begins at 10:30 a.m. About 500 people are expected to participate.
SDOT advises travelers of a closure underway of the westbound direction of S Cloverdale St between Martin Luther King Jr Way S and Beacon Ave S that began on Monday, January 15. The westbound closure is expected to be in place for up to 2 months, with work in the area expected to continue through April 2018, weather permitting.
For the next two months, approximately, travelers can expect:
- Westbound S Cloverdale St will be closed to traffic between Martin Luther King Jr Way S and Beacon Ave S
- Westbound drivers should follow a signed detour to S Graham St
- Eastbound traffic on S Cloverdale St will remain open
- Access will be maintained to homes on the north and south sides of S Cloverdale St even though the westbound lane will be closed
This construction is part of the Wing Luke Elementary and Van Asselt Elementary Safe Routes to School Project, which includes new sidewalk, curb ramps, and planting strips along S Cloverdale St and 37th Ave S. The westbound closure is required due to the narrow width of the street. Please visit the project webpage at www.seattle.gov/transportation/SafeRoutesWingLuke.htm for more information and to sign up for construction email updates. For any questions, you can email PedestrianImprovements3@seattle.gov or call (206) 727-3580.
SDOT advises travelers to be aware of the following events in the city that may affect area traffic. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the Battery Street Tunnel/SR99 on Saturday morning. Several Martin Luther King Jr. Day events will be happening through the weekend.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11:
Martin Luther King March Roosevelt: Students will assemble at the UW Husky Stadium at 6:30 a.m. and march to Roosevelt High School. Seattle Police will escort the march from 6:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. About 105 students are expected to participate.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday March: Students from McDonald International School will march on sidewalks in the Green Lake/Latona neighborhood in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Seattle Police will escort the march from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. About 460 students are expected to participate.
Martin Luther King March – Orca K-8: Students march from Orca K-8 School to Columbia City. Seattle Police will escort the march from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. About 400 students are expected to participate.
MLK March for Peace & Justice – Giddens School: Students march from Giddens School to Pratt Park in the Central District. Seattle Police will escort the march from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. About 300 students are expected to participate.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13:
Battery Street Tunnel/SR99 closure by WSDOT from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. between Western Ave and Seneca St for inspection.
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth March and Celebration: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Seattle Police will escort a student march from MLK Memorial Park to Rainier Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. About 200 students are expected to participate.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15:
Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration and March: Events begin 8:30 a.m. at Garfield High School followed by a rally at 11 a.m. and march at 12:30 p.m. to Westlake Park. About 8,000 people are expected to attend.