What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender

What’s new since What’s Moving Seattle This Week? Some fuel-spill vacuuming; an early bridge opening; and the kick-off of a signal safety project. So let’s get on with the deets!

 

More clean-up at tanker spill site.

Looking east, at W Marginal Way and Chelan Ave SW | 8.3 6:45 PM

Tanker spill clean-up continues this weekend, starting tomorrow morning. With another specialized truck crews will continue removing fuel from the storm drain system.  The work isn’t expected to significantly impact travel, but there will be periodic closures of:

  • WB right lane of E Marginal Way SW, at SW Chelan
  • Right turn lane from SW Spokane to E Marginal Way SW

 

Admiral passes its tests!

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Admiral Way Bridge testing finished early–thanks to the hardworking group.  That means no closures tomorrow, as originally planned, or Monday! Admiral Way is actually 2 parallel bridges, tested to be sure  they can safely carry heavy trucks recently introduced by the trucking industry.

 

Signaling Olson Pl SW & 1st Ave S.

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This is the first weekend crews will work 12+ hours/days to improve safety at the busy 1st Ave S and Olson Place SW intersection. Excavation starts at 7:30 AM Saturday, to trench and then lay conduit across all lanes of 1st Ave S, for new traffic signaling. Over approximately 70′ of trench, crews will place steel plates — drivers, especially motorcyclists, use extreme caution!

Work continues 8:30 AM – 9 PM Sunday, then picks up again next weekend. Expect lane closures and be patient, as crews work hard to complete the project in 4 consecutive weekends.

 

Construction Ahead

Construction of the Alaska Way Traffic Switch (AWTS) begins Monday, August 6.  Work starts in the former ferry queuing lanes and moves north into current waterfront parking.  The project will construct new traffic signals in preparation for traffic on Alaskan Way to be moved out from underneath the viaduct.

Office of the Waterfront will be installing a vault on Madison St between Western Ave and Alaskan Way beginning August 6. There will be a full street closure August 10 – 13.  Work is expected to be complete August 17.

Construction continues on the Amazon HQ – Blanchard St will be closed between 7th and 8th avenues beginning August 9. The closure will continue through 9/14, so 4 projects can work concurrently in the street, limiting long-term impacts.  The N sidewalk will remain open.

 

 

Contact us!

Email us at construction.coordination@seattle.gov or call 206-684-ROAD (7623). For more information on travel impacts, check out our construction look-ahead and traveler’s map links.

 

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

 

Piquing Your Interest with Peak Transit, ALL Day

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

Closure

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

 

General

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!

 

Questions?

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!

 

What’s moving Seattle this week?

This week in Seattle.

Time flies when you’re…well–actually, time seems to fly regardless.

And there goes July… Wait, What!?

Wednesday, August 1

Featured image by Seafair Fleet Week & Boeing Maritime Celebration | bit.ly/2ArSmtV

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 3 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros: #TrueToTheBlue wrap up this 3-game series at Safeco Field; 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 36,000.

Construction: WSDOT will close 3 right lanes of NB I-5 for repair work, 9 PM – 5 AM, from Denny Way to SR 520.

 

Thursday, August 2

Featured image by Seattle Art Fair | seattleartfair.com

Seattle Art Fair: Enjoy preview day at CenturyLink Field Event Center with 2,000 attendees expected during the 3:30 PM – 6 PM and 6 PM – 9 PM sessions.

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 3 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM and 1 PM – 2:45 PM for Blue Angels practice flights.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays:  The Mariners kick off a 4-game series at Safeco Field, 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 30,000.

 

Friday, August 3

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Seafair Weekend Festival: Festivities in Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Blvd run from 8 AM to 6 PM. Attendance is estimated at 50,000, so try alternatives to driving.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival Rally: This celebration of African American community in the northwest features music, food, culture, and family fun! Hours are 10 AM to 8 PM Friday, at Judkins Park. About 4,500 attendees expected over the weekend.

Seattle Art Fair: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Fair hours are 11 AM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 12:55 PM – 2:45 PM, for the first Boeing Seafair Air Show of the weekend!

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90 from 2 PM to 7 PM, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Magnolia Summerfest: This 2-day festival features an art show, craft booths, and activities at the Magnolia Community Center and Magnolia Playfield at 33rd Ave W & W Smith St.  Hours are 3 PM to 11 PM Friday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: The Mariners are home for game 2 in this 4-game series, 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance is 38,000.

 

Saturday, August 4

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Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 12:55 PM – 2:45 PM for day 2 of the Boeing Seafair Air Show!

Seafair Weekend Festival: Festivities in Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Blvd run from 8 AM to 9:30 PM Saturday. Attendance is estimated at 50,000, so try alternatives to driving.

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 12 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Museum of Flight Jet Blast Bash: Enjoy the air show from this annual 2-day family festival, with fast planes, fast cars, music, food and fun on the Blue Angels flightline, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Lake City Summer Festival: Annual summer festival on NE 125th St. between Lake City Way NE and 25th Ave. NE.  Festival hours are 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Estimated attendance: 5,400.

Seattle Art Fair: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Fair hours are 11 AM to 7 PM Saturday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival Rally: Annual festivities celebrate African American community in the northwest with bands, fashion shows, sports competitions, and more! Hours are 12 PM to 8 PM Saturday, at Judkins Park.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Parade March: Saturday’s parade starts at 1 PM, at 23rd Ave and E Union St.  The route heads SB on 23rd; W on S Jackson St; and SB on 20th Pl S into the Festival at Judkins Park.  Estimated attendees: 1,075.

Magnolia Summerfest: This festival at the Magnolia Community Center and W. Smith St.  Festival hours are 3 PM to 11 PM Friday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Lake City Summer Festival Parade: Annual parade on Lake City Way NE between NE 135th and NE 125th streets.  This year the parade will turn on NE 125th St, and head west to 26th Ave NE.  Kid’s Parade: 6 PM; Dog Parade: 6:30 PM; Grand Parade: 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 5,400.

Greatest Party Known to Humankind: An estimated 4,000 people celebrate biking in the streets of Georgetown, 6 PM Saturday until 2 AM Sunday. Note: Airport Way, from Corson Ave S to 13th Ave S, will close to vehicle traffic: 12 PM Saturday – 3 AM Sunday.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: The Ms are at Safeco Field again, for game 3 in this 4-game series, 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 45,000.

 

Sunday, August 5

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Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Our Mariners wrap up this 4-game series with an afternoon at Safeco Field, 1:10 PM – 4 PM, followed by a Run Around the Bases for fans age 14 and younger! Heads up: 44,000 people expected.

Seafair Weekend Festival: Festivities in Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Blvd run from 7:30 AM to 6 PM Sunday. Attendance is estimated at 75,000, so try alternatives to driving.

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 3 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Museum of Flight Jet Blast Bash: Enjoy the air show from this annual 2-day family festival, with fast planes, fast cars, music, food and fun on the Blue Angels flightline, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival Rally: Annual festivities celebrate African American community in northwest featuring Music, Food, and family fun! The festival runs from 12 PM to 7 PM Sunday, at Judkins Park.

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 12:55 PM – 2:45 PM, for the last day of the Boeing Seafair Air Show!

Seattle Art Fair: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Fair hours are 11 AM to 6 PM Sunday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

 

 

Next week preview.

August 6 – 8: NB I-5 from the Ship Canal Bridge to NE Ravenna Blvd, 3 right lanes closed overnights from 9 PM to 5 AM.

August 6 – 8: NB I-5 from Denny Way to SR 520, 3 right lanes closed overnights from 9 PM to 5 AM.

August 6 – 9: WB I-90 from Island Crest Way to Rainier Ave S will be fully closed from 10:30 PM to 4:30 AM.

August 8: Pearl Jam concert at Safeco Field, 7:30PM.

August 8: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts pre-season game at CenturyLink Field, 7 PM.

 

More Info.

Check out our Weekender Edition at the end of this week, for updated event and advisory info! For more details 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.

6th & Seneca signal shifts | Aug. 6

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Signal sails in with a mast arm!

The finishing touch on the 6th Ave downtown repaving project is a new signal mast arm at 6th & Seneca, to extend the NE corner traffic signal (currently pole-mounted at the side of the street) into a more prominent location. Signal mast arms help improve safety — a goal of this project.

 

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What you can expect:

Monday, August 6 | 9 AM to 3 PM

Closure

Work on the NE corner of the intersection requires closure of the 6th Ave flex lane (far right) and the Seneca St right-turn-only lane. Uniformed police officers will be on site to help direct traffic.

 

Thank you for your patience while work is being completed!

 

Columbia St paving & striping this week.

Street work on Columbia St.

The Columbia St 2-way Transit Corridor Project will complete its last segment of paving work on Columbia St between 1st and 2nd Avenues this Thursday. We’ll return to the project site this Saturday to complete striping work on Columbia St between 1st and 3rd Avenues. Both will require temporary lane restrictions.

 

What you can expect.

 

Thursday, July 19 (9 AM – 12 PM)

Columbia St between 1st and 2nd Avenues reduced to a single lane.

 

Saturday, July 21 (7 AM – 4 PM)

Columbia St from 1st to 3rd Avenues reduced to a single lane.

 

About the project.

Today, Columbia St is a 1-way street heading westbound that connects to a viaduct on-ramp at 3rd Ave. Our project – the Columbia St 2-way Transit Corridor – will rebuild the segment between 1st Ave and 3rd Ave. The segment between 3rd Ave and Alaskan Way will be rebuilt and converted to 2-way operations as part of the Waterfront Seattle project. Once done, there will be a new cement street that can handle the higher weight of buses and an eastbound lane for transit and local access to move thousands of people a day into downtown Seattle on our new, post-viaduct transit pathway.

 

Contact us!

Learn more about this project. Visit our website for details. Have a question or inquiry? Email: columbia@seattle.gov or call us at 206.316.2545.