What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

Ed Sheeran. 50,000 people. Just puttin’ that out there. But that’s Saturday. For more on other events and projects moving Seattle around, read below; and remember to check out our Weekender edition for any updates to what we know today!

 

MON-THURS, AUGUST 20-24

8/21/18 image of SR 99 Tunnel Connections South | by OxBlue for www.wsdot.wa.gov

Excavation work is closing 1st Ave S, from S King St to Railroad Way, nightly from 10 PM to 5 AM, through Thursday morning, as nearby SR 99 Tunnel Connections South work continues.

NB I-5 is closing 3 left lanes from Ship Canal Bridge to Ravenna, 9 PM to 5 AM nightly, through Thursday morning.

WSDOT has more details on active I-5 projects in King County. The final weekend closure for Revive I-5 is set for Sept 14 – 16

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

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Seattle Mariners are up against the Houston Astros again at Safeco Field.  First pitch: 7:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 22,000.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

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Seattle Opera presents The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at McCaw Hall on Wednesday, 7:30 PM to 11 PM.  Estimated attendance: 3,000.

Seattle Mariners are up against the Houston Astros for the 3rd time this week, at Safeco Field.  First pitch: 1:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 34,000.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

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Smashing Pumpkins are at KeyArena!  7PM – 10PM.  Estimated attendance: 10,000.

Seattle Opera presents The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at McCaw Hall on Friday, 7:30 PM to 11 PM.  Estimated attendance: 3,000.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

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The Ed Sheeran North America Tour 2018 comes to CenturyLink Field Saturday night. Gates open at 5 PM for this 7 PM to 10 PM show.  Estimated attendance: 50,000 fans!

SLU Night Market is back, on 9th Ave N between Denny Way and John St, 4 PM to 10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 1,000.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Yesler Terrace Park at 835 Yesler Way, Saturday. Event hours: 11AM to 3PM – with a ribbon cutting at noon.  Estimated attendance: 400.

Belltown Crush Block Party brings the beer and wine festival to Bell St, between 4th and 2nd avenues.  Event hours: 3 PM to 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 700.

Seattle Opera presents The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at McCaw Hall on Friday, 7:30 PM to 11 PM.  Estimated attendance: 3,000.

 

SAT & SUN, AUGUST 25-26

Addition rendering image by WSCC | www.wsccaddition.com

Olive Way will be closed at Terry and detoured to Howell St for demolition work, Aug 25 & 26, as part of the project to build an addition to the Washington State Convention Center. Utility work continues through the fall, with the  bus layover loop at 9th Ave, between Olive and Pine streets, now open. Meanwhile, multiple lanes of Boren Ave from Howell to Olive remain closed overnight (8 PM – 5 AM), to install a large electrical vault under the street.

NB SR 99, Spokane St to Western, is closed near Battery Street Tunnel this weekend, from 10 PM Friday through 5 AM Monday. Traffic is expected to be detoured to 4th .

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

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The Seattle Storm has a WNBA Playoff Game at KeyArena on Sunday. Tip-off and opponent TBA.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Seattle Children’s Park to Park Swim, from Matthews Beach to O.O. Denny Park in Kirkland, starts at 7:30 AM, and wraps up by 11 AM.

Seattle Marathon Summer 5K/10K Race is at Seward Park, 8:30 AM to 12 PM.  Estimated attendance: 900.

Cosmo 7K run and 5K run & walk is Sunday along Alki Beach, in West Seattle; 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Estimated attendance: 1,000.

Kawabe SummerFest! kicks off at 11 AM and runs through 4:30 PM, on 18th Ave S, between S Main St and S Washington St. Estimated attendance: 475.

Celebrate Little Saigon at the annual festival, 11 AM – 7 PM Sunday. Enjoy Vietnamese-American food, culture, and entertainment!  Event will close S King St between 10th and 12th avenues south. Estimated attendance: 350.

 

Sneak Peak @ Next Week…

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August 30 | Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, CenturyLink Field

August 31 – September 2 | Bumbershoot at Seattle Center.

August 31 – September 3 | PAX West at WSCC (9th Ave, Pike to Pine, closed)

September 14 – 17 | Partial NB I-5 closure, details TBA.

 

More Info…

The Seattle Special Events Office has a great collection of calendars to keep you in the know. For updated event and advisory info, check out our Weekender Edition at the end of this week! For more details on travel impacts, visit 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. 

 

What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender

Like we said earlier this week, this weekend is hot! But wait, there’s more….there’s preparing for Monday! What’s happening Monday, you ask?

 

How you get around downtown is changing.

On Monday, we’re optimizing bus service on 3rd Ave by extending bus-only hours. In other words, 3rd Ave will be dedicated for buses and bicyclists from 6 AM to 7 PM, seven days a week.

As the Washington State Department of Transportation plans for a full three-week closure as early as this fall, of SR 99 downtown – the Alaskan Way Viaduct – and the opening of a new SR 99 tunnel under downtown, we’re ramping up our strategy to deal with the traffic impacts in and around downtown.

Today, 3rd Ave is reserved for buses and people biking during the busiest weekday commute times (6-9 AM & 3-6:30 PM, M-F); starting Monday, 3rd Ave from Stewart St to just south of Yesler Way will be reserved for buses and bicyclists, 6 AM – 7 PM, seven days a week. So what does this mean for you? Get the details in our latest SDOT blog.

So have fun this weekend while also remembering this Monday change! The Seattle Police Department will cite people violating new restrictions in the coming weeks, but in the beginning, you’ll see officers educating people driving.

 

More AWV-related work.

Remember those construction ahead points we noted Aug. 3? Here’s an update…

 

Utility vault installation:

Through August 21, one WB lane on Madison St will be open, with all other lanes closed between Western Ave and Alaskan Way. The Office of the Waterfront is finishing installation of a vault to maintain utility service to area businesses, once the Alaskan Way Viaduct is demolished.

 

Installing new traffic signals/markings:

WSDOT expects construction for the Alaskan Way Traffic Switch to wrap up on or around Sept. 27, 2018. Crews are working north from the former ferry queuing lanes near Marion St, into current waterfront parking up to Pike St. They’re installing new traffic signals and marking new traffic lanes to prepare Alaskan Way for 2-way traffic (to be moved out from underneath the viaduct).

 

Other:

Pier 62/63 will impose lane restrictions on Alaskan Way through 8/31/2018 during non-peak travel times.

Columbia 2-way project is substantially complete and final inspections are underway. This project repaved Columbia St before it is converted to 2-way between 1st Ave and 3rd for bus routes, coming from West Seattle after the Alaskan Way Viaduct is demolished.

 

Rainier Tower construction impacts.

Crane installation:

Image by Rainier Square | www.rainiersquare.com

On August 18, 5th Ave will be closed between Union and University streets to install the project’s third tower crane. Use 2nd and 3rd avenues for SB travel.

 

Pouring concrete:

September 7 at 10 PM through September 8 (possibly until Sept. 9) there will be full closures of 4th Ave, Union St, 5th Ave, and University St around the project to pour 11,000 cubic yards of concrete – over 1,000 trucks will deliver to the site that weekend.

 

Other impacts include the continued daily closure of one lane on Union St, 6 AM – 5 PM;  transit lane closure on 4th Ave, 6 AM – 3 PM daily; and sidewalk closures 24/7 on all frontages (Note: Rainier Square building is accessible).

 

Utility construction.

Image by Seattle Streetcar | seattlestreetcar.org

Streetcar utility work continues with the roadway now open between S Jackson and S Main streets, both NB and SB!

 

Next up:

  1. Full closures of 1st Ave S, Cherry to Washington streets, through 8/24/18 – alternating closures of SB 1st Ave and EB Cherry St to help move SB traffic off 1st.
  2. NB 1st Ave S, Main to Washington streets, reopens 8/24/18; NB 1st Ave S, Washington to Yesler will remain closed; Yesler to Columbia closed thru Sept. 28.
  3. Closures of 1st Ave SB between Cherry St and Yesler Way are limited to weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM.  The closures are necessary to connect buildings on the west side of 1st Ave to the new water main.

 

Monday Mariners.

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros at Safeco Field:

  • August 20, 7:10 PM – 10 PM
  • August 21, 7:10 PM – 10 PM
  • August 22, 1:10 PM – 4 PM

 

More construction news.

Olson Pl SW and 1st Ave S project continues.

This is the 3rd of 4 weekends crews are working 7 AM to 9 PM daily to install traffic signaling at Olson Pl SW and 1st Ave S. Expect lane closures as the team continues 12-hour days to try to finish the project by Aug. 26!

 

Other news:

The Seattle Special Events Office has a great collection of calendars to keep you in the know. For updated event and advisory info, keep an eye on On the Move. For more details on travel impacts, visit 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). 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.

What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender

What’s new since the long list of goings on in What’s Moving Seattle This Week? Well, if Pearl Jam’s dedication to its Seattle home town isn’t moving, we don’t know what is, so we’re going with that one again! There’s a few other news morsels below…

 

Pearl Jams it again tonight!

Pearl Jam in concert Aug. 8, 2018 | Photo by Tim Durkan

Pearl Jam The Home Shows concert #2 at Safeco Field, 7:30 PM – 11 PM, with a cozy 45,000 estimated attendance. Of course, we knew this before–but now we have the close-up photo to share!

 

Making SR 99 Connections.

Image by WSDOT | Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

As part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program and its SR 99 Connections Project, WSDOT crews will  work on 1st Ave S Aug. 13-16 and Aug. 20-23. Expect overnight closures of 1st Ave S between S and Railroad Way S, 9 PM to 5 AM. Portions of the sidewalk may also be closed. If you have questions, email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call 1-888-AWV-LINE.

 

Reviving I-5 this weekend.

We’ve made it through five I-5 revive weekends now, so what’s a little partial one starting tonight? Take note, from 8 PM until 5 AM Monday, Aug. 13, NB I-5 will be down to 2 lanes from Swift/Avenue Albro Place (Exit 161) to SR 520.  Express lanes will be closed all weekend in both directions.  In addition, from 2 AM to 12 PM Saturday and Sunday, NB I-5 will be reduced to two lanes from SR 520 to NE 45th St.  For all ramp closures, please check the WSDOT website!

 

 

More Construction News.

Lately, actually for the last five years, there hasn’t been a shortage of construction news and now is no exception. Being one of the fastest growing cities in the country keeps crews busy day and night, maintaining the transportation system!

 

S Dakota St/38th Ave S intersection closed Aug. 13 – Sept. 5:  If you drive near the Mount Baker neighborhood, prepare to avoid the S Dakota St/38th Ave S intersection for 3 1/2 weeks–unless you live there. That intersection will be closed to through traffic. We’re building new improved curb ramps at all 4 corners.

  • Traffic detoured to Rainier Ave S via S Andover St and S Genesee St.
  • Local access along 38th Ave S between S Andover St and S Genesee St.
  • Pedestrian path maintained through duration of this closure.

 

4th Ave & S Industrial Way intersection: We’re repairing several concrete panels in the SB lanes of 4th Ave S on Aug. 11 & 12 – working 7 AM to 5 PM Saturday and finishing 7 AM – 5 PM Sunday, with concrete curing time. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction. Also:

  • S Industrial Way SB Metro bus stop will be temporarily relocated about 100 feet north of its current location.
  • S Industrial Way south crosswalk will be closed during the project; the north crosswalk will remain open.

 

Olson Pl SW and 1st Ave S project continues: This is the 2nd of 4 weekends crews are working 7 AM to 9 PM daily to install traffic signaling at Olson Pl SW and 1st Ave S. This weekend the team will repave the roadway where there is currently about 70′ of steel plates. The goal of working 12+ hours/day is to finish the project by Aug. 26. Expect lane closures and drive safely!

 

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.

 

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

This week in Seattle.

It’s all about safety and community this week, through maintenance of key interstates; Seattle communities gathering for National Night Out; and Pearl Jam banding together twice in their hometown (here!) to fight homelessness! We love Seattle XXOO.

 

Monday, August 6

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As previewed, this week leads with overnight interstate repair work, for a safe and connected Seattle:

 

Tuesday, August 7

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Seattle Night Out: Seattle residents gather tonight all across the city, to mark this annual crime prevention night. Thanks Seattle Police Department for sponsoring Seattle Night Out!  Tweet your community power pics to share neighborhood pride!

 

Wednesday, August 8

Image by Pearl Jam | pearljam.com

Pearl Jam The Home Shows are tonight and Friday night, 7:30 – 11:30 PM at Safeco Field. Attendance each night is estimated at 45,000.

 

Thursday, August 9

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The Seattle Seahawks play a pre-season game against the Indianapolis Colts at CenturyLink Field, 7 – 10 PM. SODO will be PACKED, with 60,000 attendees expected.

 

Friday, August 10

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South Lake Union Block Party at SLU Discovery Center, 12 PM to 11 PM, an estimated 3,000 people will attend!

Panic! At the Disco concert at KeyArena from 7 PM to 10 PM, with approximately 12,000 people expected.

Pearl Jam The Home Shows concert #2 at Safeco Field, 7:30 PM – 11 PM, with a cozy 45,000 estimated attendance.

Alison Wonderland concert at WaMu Theater from 8 PM to 11 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM!  Expect an audience of about 7,000.

NB I-5 partial closure set for overnights starting tonight. From 8 PM to 5 AM, August 10 – 13, NB I-5 from Michigan St. to SR 520 will be reduced to 2 lanes. NOTE: the express lanes will be closed in both directions during this time. Expect delays and seek to plan around, if you can!

Office of the Waterfront is installing a utility vault on Madison St, between Western Ave and Alaskan Way, working 6 day weeks (Sundays off) now through August 18, 7 AM – 5 PM on weekdays and 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturdays  (and until 10 PM Saturdays, if needed). The work requires a full closure of Madison Street, Western to Alaskan, Aug. 10 – 13 overnights. Local access will be maintained.

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

 

 

Saturday, August 11

Image by Fred Hutch Obliteride | www.obliteride.org/

Obliteride: Join or cheer on the 25-, 50-, and 100-mile rides and 5K walk, to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Riders will leave UW’s E-1 parking lot in waves between 7 AM and 9:30 AM, with the 5K walk following the last wave. Riders and walkers finish at Gas Works Park.  Estimated attendance: 3,000.

SODO Flea: Monthly Market on Utah Ave S, between S Stacy St and S Holgate St, 10 AM – 4 PM.  Estimated attendance: 1,000.

SPF30 – Sub Pop Records 30th Anniversary Festival: Wear your sunscreen for this free music festival celebrating Sub Pop Records‘ 30th Anniversary, along West Seattle’s Alki Beach.  Event hours: 12 PM – 10 PM; estimated attendance: 30,000.

Daryl Hall & John Oates + Train concert: at KeyArena.  7 PM – 10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 10,000.

 

Sunday August 12

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Lake Union 10K: 10th Anniversary Lake Union 10K run or walk along the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail.  Race starts and finishes in Lake Union Park, with course running clockwise around the lake.  7:30 AM – 11 AM.  Estimated attendance: 1,200.

Magnolia Village Car Show: on W McGraw St, between 32nd and 34th avenues W; from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.  Estimated attendance: 800.

BEGO Ethiopian Heritage Arts & Music Fest: Festival celebrating Ethiopian music, culture, art, and food. On E. Cherry St. between 23rd Ave. and MLK Jr. Way.  Festival hours: 11AM – 10PM.  Estimated attendance: 900.

Othello International Festival: Annual community festival at Othello Park (4351 S. Othello Street).  Festival hours: 12 PM – 6 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Greaseball: Annual free all-ages community event to showcase home-built, old-school hot rods, custom chops, rat rods, bobbers, vintage motorcycles, and more.  Event will close the roadway at 5606 1st Ave S from 12 PM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 1,000.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: at CenturyLink Field.  7 PM – 9 PM.  Estimated attendance: 35,000.

 

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

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.