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4th Ave S Transit transformation

Today we begin spot improvements on 4th Ave, between S Royal Brougham Way and S Jackson St, to take the existing transit-only lane from peak-period to 24/7 operation. The change will help 37 bus routes  along this heavily traveled corridor to be more efficient and available!

What you can expect:

Starting Wednesday, August 1 | 12 AM – 6 AM


Impacts from construction will be minimal, with work performed along 4th Ave S on weekends, overnight.



We expect that sometime in September, the 4th Ave NB right curb lane between S Royal Brougham Way and S Jackson St, will be transit-only for through-traffic, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ,improving service for the following routes:


  • King County Metro41, 76, 77, 111, 114, 150, 177, 178, 190, 212, 214, 216, 217, 218, 219, 301, 308, 312, 316
  • Community Transit402, 405, 410, 415, 417, 422, 424
  • Sound Transit510, 511, 512, 513, 522, 545, 550, 554, 590, 594, 595


If you’re driving along this corridor, remember, you may still use the transit-only lane to turn right onto Seattle Blvd!



Check out our website for more info on the Spot Improvements program! Or, contact Jonathan Dong at 206-233-8564 or Jonathan.dong@seattle.gov.


Thank you for your understanding!


MONDAY NIGHT | 6th Ave paving.

New paving on 6th Ave downtown, between Union St and Pike St.

One more night of striping.

We’re wrapping up the 6th Ave downtown repaving project with overnight work on Monday, with roadway striping between James and Stewart streets.  The very last step will be signal installation, at 6th and Seneca in early August–updates to follow.


What you can expect:

Monday, July 16 | 7 PM  to Tuesday, July 17 | 5 AM



Expect overnight lane restrictions on 6th Ave between James and Stewart streets and a brief closure/detour for painting the intersection/crosswalks at 6th and Marion. Uniformed police officers will help direct traffic.



The final project element is the installation of a signal pole at 6th Ave and Seneca St, expected on August 6. This may be a combination of day and night work and requires coordination with King County Metro.


Thanks for your patience while work is being completed!

Go Zen | I-5 closure this weekend

While I-5 is reviving, so should you.

Does anyone else need to recover from the 4th of July holiday?While I-5 is reviving, here’s an idea…you should take time to revive you and yours!

In case you missed it in our early week edition of What’s Moving Seattle, we announced the next big #ReviveI5 (NB I-5) closure starting this Friday from 8 PM through Monday 5 AM. All NB I-5 lanes from W Seattle Bridge off-ramp to Seneca St will be closed. It happened once already, and Seattle…you were #totallybrilliant! 


Staycate with some in-town activities.

Visit for the day or whole weekend!


Join this Saturday or Sunday:


Relax at:

The Chinatown-International District for the Dragon Fest Saturday and Sunday, in S King St/Hing Hay Park.


Have kids?

Participate in Saturday’s Wallingford Family Parade or go be a Viking at the Nordic Museum’s Viking Days! (Norse attire encouraged)


Open your mind up to options. Accept and embrace the closure! Join the revival, and bring snacks…we did more than just survive June 1-4. Seattle, you were resilient!

Image by Pixabay.com | Ancient Asian Architecture

If you have to travel north or south, use transit, walk, or bike your way around to reduce congestion stress! If your bus gets stuck in congestion, – be prepared. Have your favorite music, a good book, smartphone game, or a tablet to work on. And if you’re driving, click the alternate routes map to the right, for a larger version.


Psych yourself up for delays, and zen out…. knowing that this is the last full Revive I-5 closure of the summer….the final project weekend, Aug. 10-12, is a mere partial NB I-5 reduction. Just a piker.

What’s Moving Seattle | This week

This week in Seattle.

Want to know what we know? Read it below! Then on Thursday eve, check back for our Weekender Edition updates.


Calm before the storm.

Image by Google Maps | www.google.com/maps

TUES 7.10 → MON 7.16 | Work on post-Alaskan-Way-Viaduct-demolition mobility continues. Columbia St from 1st to 3rd avenues is becoming 2-way for bus routes coming from W Seattle. Traffic signal work is now complete, with final inspection underway. The added left turn lane between 2nd and 3rd will remain until project completion–expected July 16.


Storming KeyArena.

Image by Seattle Storm WNBA | www.wnba.com

TUES 7.10 & SAT 7.14 | Following their mid-day July 10 home game against the L.A. Sparks, the Seattle Storm is back at Key Arena Saturday, playing the Dallas Wings, @ 6 PM.


10,000 at McGraw/Hill concert.

FRI 7.13 | Tim McGraw & Faith Hill perform at KeyArena, 7:30PM – 11PM.  Estimated attendance is 10,000–meaning a crowded Lower Queen Anne on Friday night!


3 days of seafood in Ballard.

Image by Ballard Seafood Fest

FRI 7.13 → SUN 7.15 Go fishing, Nordic style! The annual Ballard SeafoodFest starts Friday, 5 PM – 11 PM, continuing Saturday 11 AM – 11 PM and Sunday 11  AM – 9 PM. Sat/Sun crowds are estimated to be around 23,000. Try mass transit to avoid parking struggles!


West Seattle Summer Fest.

Image by West Seattle Junction Association | wsjunction.org

FRI 7.13 → SUN 7.15 |The annual West Seattle Summer Fest runs 10 AM – 6 PM Friday/Saturday, and 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday. Expect about 7,500 people opening night; followed by 12,500 July 14, and 5,000 the final day. California Ave SW between SW Edmunds and SW Genesee streets will be closed for the event.


Cap creative for the Helpline.

Image by Queen Anne Helpline | queenannehelpline.org

SAT 7.14 | An expected 800 people will take part in the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run, Saturday.  Walkers start at 8:30 AM; runners at 9 AM, at Queen Anne Lutheran Church, at 8th Ave W and W McGraw. Prizes for fastest finishers and best hat contest winner!


Derby Days at Green Lake.

SAT 7.14 | The Annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby Race is this Saturday, on Green Lake off the Aqua Theater. More than 3,000 people are expected for the 9:30 AM – 5 PM event!


Wallingford Family Parade!

SAT 7.14 | The 69th Annual Wallingford Family Parade runs from 11 AM to 12:30 PM Saturday, on N. 45th St. between Bagley Ave N and Interlake Ave N.  Estimated attendance is 1,500.


SODO flea market.

SAT 7.14 | The next monthly SODO flea market is this Saturday, on Utah Ave S between S Stacy and S Holgate streets.  Utah Ave S will be closed 6 AM – 6 PM to include set-up and break-down of the 10 AM – 4 PM event.  Estimated attendance is 1,000.


Queen Anne Day!

SAT 7.14 | The Queen Anne Day Festival is at West Queen Anne Playfield Saturday, 11 AM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance is 500.


Run like a Viking; walk like an Egyptian?

Image by the Nordic Museum | nordicmuseum.org

SAT 7.14 | Whether you walk like an Egyptian or a Viking, you’re welcome to join Saturday’s 5k run/walk event! Don your Norse seafaring attire for the 9 AM trek at the new Nordic Museum!


Nordic days are here again…

SAT 7.14 → SUN 7.15 | The Nordic Museums’ 35th Annual Viking Days are now the same weekend as the Ballard Alliance SeafoodFest–for all things Nordic! About 250 attendees expected to the Viking encampment at 2655 NW Market St.


STP starts in the wee hours.

STP Route Map by Ride with GPS | https://bit.ly/2JcIMdo

SAT 7.14 → SUN 7.15 | Up to 10,000 participants are expected in the ~200-mile Seattle to Portland bicycle ride, over one to two days. Riders start at University of Washington’s E-1 lot, heading out in 10-minute waves beginning at 4:45 AM. The last rider will leave at 7:30 AM.


Dragon Fest @ Hing Hay Park!

Image by Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area | cidbia.org

SAT 7.14 → SUN 7.15 | Dragon Fest 2018 – This Annual Chinatown/International District community festival is at S King St/Hing Hay Park from 12 PM to 8 PM Saturday, and 12 PM to 6 PM Sunday. Approximately 10,000 attendees are expected each day!


Run/Walk for cancer research.

SUN 7.15 | The Swedish 5k Summer Run & Walk is this Sunday, on Seattle’s First Hill and Capitol Hill, to benefit Ovarian Cancer research. Estimated attendance is 2,800 at the morning event, 8:15 – 11 AM.


Closures to Revive I-5.

FRI 7.13 → MON 7.16 | WSDOT Full NB I-5 closure at W Seattle Bridge off-ramp to Seneca St, starting at 8 PM Friday, running through 5 AM Monday. Expect delays and bring a snack! The final weekend closure will be a partial NB I-5 reduction, scheduled for August 10-12.


SAT 7.15 | SB I-5 between NE 45th St and SR 520 will be reduced to two lanes, 2 AM – 12 PM. This Ship Canal Deck work is weather dependent.


SAT 7.15 | NE 45th St on-ramp to NB I-5 closed, 2 AM to 12 PM for weather-dependent Ship Canal Deck work. Visit WSDOT King County weekly update page for more information.


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


Contact us!

Email us at construction.coordination@seattle.gov or call 206-684-ROAD (7623).

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

UPDATED | Multiple Lane Restrictions on Tuesday, April 24 for the 3rd Ave Belltown Paving Project

Paving project on 3rd Ave Downtown Seattle.


Multiple Lane Restrictions on Tuesday, April 24 for the 3rd Ave Belltown Paving Project

SEATTLE – We’re advising travelers that 3rd Ave will be temporarily reduced to a single lane in each direction between Wall and Battery streets on Tuesday, April 24 for lane striping. During this time, Blanchard St between 2nd and 4th avenues may also be reduced to a single eastbound lane for striping.


Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, April 24, travelers can expect the following:

  • 3rd Ave will be temporarily reduced to a single lane in each direction between Wall and Battery streets
  • Blanchard St may also be reduced to a single eastbound lane between 2nd and 4th avenues
  • Vehicles traveling on 3rd Ave and Blanchard St may experience delays near the work zones
  • Uniformed police officers or flaggers will be present to assist traffic flow when crews are working
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained, though certain crosswalks may be temporarily inaccessible. Posted detour signs will be onsite to assist those walking.
  • Emergency vehicles can access the work zones
  • This work is weather-dependent and subject to change


Project Info:

For more information on this project, visit the 3rd Avenue Paving Project website.



If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at 3rdAvePaving@seattle.gov, (206) 920-7073, or text “3rdAvePaving” to 33222 to receive construction alerts via text. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.