What’s moving Seattle this week?

It’s time to party in our streets!

Get ready, Seattle! The Capitol Hill Block Party and Bite of Seattle are happening this week. Add daily Mariner and Sounders games, a festival, a parade, and 5k runs and that number blows up to 100k people having fun outside. As you guessed it – this could cause some challenges on how you get around. So know before you go. Scan this! Then check back on Thursday for our Weekender Edition updates and then scan again.

 

Tuesday, July 17

Landscaping Interbay, SLU, & W Seattle: One lane closure from the on/off ramp from/to 15th Ave W. 8 AM to 3:30 PM.

Landscaping Interbay, SLU, & W Seattle: Southbound outside lane closure of 15th Ave W. 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

 

Wednesday, July 18

Median Maintenance: Both NB and SB Harbor Ave SW will shift to the parking lanes, between SW Spokane St and SW Harbor Lane. 9 AM to 3:30 PM.

 

Thursday, July 19

Median Maintenance: Both NB and SB Harbor Ave SW will shift to the parking lanes, between SW Spokane St and SW Harbor Lane. 9 AM to 3:30 PM.

 

Friday, July 20

Featured CHBP Image by The Drainage | http://bit.ly/2KZDbge

Bite of Seattle: Annual food festival at Seattle Center.  11 AM to 9 PM.  About 40k attending.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Annual, 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The event will close E Pike St between Broadway and 12th avenues, and 10th and 11th avenues between E Union St and E Pine St. 3 PM to 11:59 PM. About 9k attending.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: 7:10 to 10 PM at Safeco Field. About 36k attending.

 

Saturday, July 21

Featured image by Bite of Seattle | http://bit.ly/2ml6hI5

Zero Hour Seattle Youth Climate March: 9 AM rally at Garfield Community Center Playfield followed by 10:30 AM march to Judkins Park. About 2k attending.

Refuse to Abuse 5K: Fundraiser to benefit the Washington Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 5K will start on sidewalks outside Safeco Field and finish inside the ball field. 9 to 11 AM.  About 2k attending.

Dog Days of Summer 5K: 5K fun run in Magnuson Park to benefit Emerald City Pet Rescue. 9:30 to 11 AM. About 250 attending.

West Seattle Grand Parade: Annual Seafair sponsored parade on California Ave SW between SW Lander and SW Edmunds streets. 11 AM to 2 PM.  About 2.5k attending.

Bite of Seattle: Annual food festival at Seattle Center. 11 AM to 9 PM. About 40k attending.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Annual, 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The event will close E Pike St between Broadway and 12th avenues, and 10th and 11th avenues between E Union and E Pine streets. 1 to 11:59 PM. About 9k attending.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: At CenturyLink Field.  1 to 3 PM.  About 40k attending.

Bon Odori Festival: Annual summer festival at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple (1427 S. Main St). 4 to 10 PM. About 2.5k attending.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: At Safeco Field. 7:10 to 10 PM. About 36k attending.

 

Sunday, July 22

Featured image by Jameson Florence | http://bit.ly/2Lre1TN

Seafair Triathlon: Seattle’s only triathlon, taking place on the shores of Lake Washington at Seward Park. 6:30 AM to 1 PM. About 1.6k attending.

Bite of Seattle: Annual food festival at Seattle Center. 11 AM to 8 PM. About 40k attending.

St. James Cathedral Parish Picnic: Annual parish picnic will close Terry Ave between Columbia and Marion streets. 11:30 AM to 3 PM.  About 500 attending.

Wekfest: Car show at CenturyLink Field Event Center featuring over 350 pre-screened European, Japanese, and Domestic aftermarket builds. 1 to 6 PM. About 2k attending.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox: At Safeco Field. 1:10 to 4 PM. About 35k attending.

Capitol Hill Block Party: Annual 3-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The event will close E Pike St between Broadway and 12th avenues, and 10th and 11th avenues between E Union and E Pine streets. 3 to 11 PM. About 9k attending.

Bon Odori Festival: Annual summer festival at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple (1427 S. Main St). 3 to 8 PM. About 1.5k attending.

Chinatown Seafair Parade: Annual community parade hosted by The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Route will use S King and S. Weller streets between 8th and 5th avenues S. 7 to 9 PM. About 9k attending.

Admiral Way Ramp Closure: We’re closing the W Seattle Admiral Way ramp for vegetation maintenance. 7 AM to 4 PM. Follow posted detour signs. Buses will use lower Spokane Bridge for W Seattle routes.

 

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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.

 

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.

Major Construction on 23rd Avenue South; Southbound Detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way South Begins May 16

SDOT is advising travelers in Judkins Park and the Central Area to prepare for major traffic changes along 23rd Avenue S between South Jackson St and Rainier Ave S.

Crews will close the southbound lanes of 23rd Ave S starting on Wednesday, May 16, between S Jackson St and South Norman St. Southbound traffic in this area will be detoured to Martin Luther King Jr Way S. We expect construction, and the southbound detour, to last for approximately one year. The detour will allow a safe space for construction and equipment in the narrow roadway.

These traffic changes mark the start of construction for Phase 2 of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. The project will help enhance safety for people who drive, walk, and take transit on 23rd Ave S between S Jackson St and Rainier Ave S. Customers can continue to access local businesses in the construction area by driving on northbound 23rd Ave S, by walking, and by bike.

Beginning Monday, May 14, travelers can expect the following changes:

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, travelers can expect the following changes:

  • Northbound travel on 23rd Ave S will be maintained between Rainier Avenue S and S Jackson St, through reduced to one lane (except at key intersections); drivers should expect delays
  • Southbound lanes on 23rd Ave S will be closed to traffic at S Jackson St; southbound traffic will be detoured at S Jackson St to Martin Luther King Jr Way S and connect with 23rd Ave S at S Massachusetts St
    • Through-drivers are encouraged to use other arterials prior to S Jackson St, such as E Cherry St and E Yesler Way, to detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way S
    • A left turn lane is being added for vehicles turning from westbound S Massachusetts St to southbound 23rd Ave S to assist with detour operations at that intersection
  • Southbound travel between S Norman St to S Massachusetts St on 23rd Ave S will be open and reduced to a single lane to allow access to homes, businesses, and community destinations
  • Southbound travel will be open from S Massachusetts St to Rainier Avenue S and reduced to a single lane; drivers should expect delays
  • Periodic closures of cross streets through the 23rd Ave S corridor from S Jackson St to Rainier Ave S; these closures will be limited to the extent possible to reduce inconvenience to area drivers and residents
  • All businesses on 23rd Ave S will remain open during construction; please continue to support local businesses during construction!
  • Please visit the website for more information and to view a map of the detour: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm

SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed. For more information on this project go to: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.

Update: 6th Ave Closures for Paving Project to Begin Monday, May 14

SDOT is advising travelers of upcoming closures related to the 6th Ave paving project during evening hours on Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

From 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, travelers can expect:

  • 6th Ave to be closed from James St to Yesler Way while crews complete grinding
  • No access to parking garages on 6th Ave from James St to Yesler Way during work hours
  • The intersection at 6th Ave and Jefferson St will be closed
  • Cherry St will be closed between 6th Ave and 7th Ave
  • The southbound I-5 offramp at James St will be reduced to one lane
  • The southbound I-5 onramp at 6th Ave and James St (Jefferson St) will be closed
  • The northbound I-5 onramp from Cherry St will only be accessible from 7th Ave and James St

From 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, to 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, travelers can expect:

  • Partial and lane closures of 6th Ave from Marion St to Yesler Way while crews complete base repairs

From 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 to 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 AND from 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 to 6 a.m. on Friday, May 18, travelers can expect:

  • 6th Ave from Marion St to Yesler Way will be closed while crews complete paving
  • No access to parking garages and loading zones on 6th Ave from Marion St to Yesler Way during work hours
  • Intersection closures on 6th Ave at Jefferson St, Cherry St, Columbia St, and turning southbound on Marion St
  • The southbound I-5 onramp at 6th Ave and James St (Jefferson) will be closed
  • The southbound I-5 offramp at James St will be reduced to one lane
  • The northbound I-5 onramp from Cherry St will only be accessible from 7th Ave and James St as the intersection of 6th Ave and Cherry St will be closed

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.

4th Ave Downtown Full Closures with Detours Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, April 22

SDOT is advising travelers that there will be full closures of 4th Ave from University St to Union St and Pine St to Olive Way from 4 a.m. Saturday, April 21 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22. (Northbound 4th Ave traffic will be detoured at University St to northbound 6th Ave and can travel north to Denny Way.)

These closures are for private crane construction. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

A reminder that WSDOT will also be closing lanes and ramps along I-5 through the weekend.

Travelers can expect:

• 4th Ave closed from University St to Union St from 4 a.m. Saturday, April 21 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22.
• 4th Ave closed from Pine St to Olive Way 4 a.m. Saturday, April 21 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22.
• Signed detours will be in place
• Uniformed police officers will be on-site to direct traffic
• (Northbound 4th Ave traffic will be detoured at University St to northbound 6th Ave and can travel north to Denny Way.)