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!



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



Image by Mariners Baseball | www.mlb.com/mariners

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



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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.



Image courtesy of KeyArena | www.keyarena.com

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.



Image by Century Link Field | www.centurylinkfield.com

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.



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 .



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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…

Image by Seahawks Football | www.seahawks.com

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. 


Sand Point Way NE lane reductions | Aug. 22, 28, 29

Urban Forestry Landscape Crews will be weeding and mulching medians along Sand Point Way NE, next week.


What you can expect:

August 22, 28, and 29 | 7:30 AM – 3 PM


  • Inside lane of NB Sand Point Way NE, NE 65th St to Princeton Ave NE.
  • Inside SB lane closure along that stretch, closer to 9 AM.



Contact our Urban Forestry team at seattle.trees@seattle.gov, or visit their web site for more on their work.


Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain Seattle roadways!


SAT – SUN | Latona Ave NE & NE 42nd St paving

Image by Google Maps | www.google/maps

As part of our Arterial Major Maintenance (AMM) program; which is funded by the Move Seattle Levy, we’ll be resurfacing (weather permitting) NE 42nd St – from the west leg of Latona Ave NE to 4th Ave NE – and the east leg of Latona Ave NE – from NE 42nd St to approximately 4313 Latona Ave NE.


What you can expect.

Saturday 7.14 and Sunday 7.15 | 8 AM – 5 PM:


Closure | Latona Ave Ne will be closed during work hours, between NE 42nd St and 4313 Latona Ave NE. NE 42nd St will be down to one lane from Latona to 4th, with a flagger directing alternating EB/WB traffic.


NE 43rd St between Thackeray Pl NE and 4th Ave NE will be closed to through-traffic. Local traffic and access will be allowed, with wait times up to 15 minutes for equipment to clear.


Detours |Metro buses that typically turn north onto Latona Ave NE from NE 40th St, N to NE 45th St, will be detoured to 7th Ave NE, to then head north to NE 45th St. Other vehicles will be allowed to travel on NE 42nd St.


General | Parking restrictions will be in effect during the work. Driveway access along 42nd Ave NE will be restricted.


Thank you for your patience as we repave!


Contact us!

Questions? Contact David Allen at david.allen@seattle.gov or 206.733.9302.

NEXT WEEK | 40th Ave NE Paving

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

Between NE 51st St & NE 52nd Pl

Next week we’re replacing damaged concrete panels in the NB and SB lanes of 40th Ave NE, between NE 51st St and NE 52nd Pl, weather permitting. To open the roadway up outside of daily work hours, the team will place steel plates over freshly finished concrete (while it cures).


What you can expect.

Closure | Traffic will be restricted toa single lane from 9 AM until 3 PM each weekday next week, July 9 through July 13. Location of the single lane will alternate between NB and SB, as work progresses.


Street parking is not available during work hours. Sidewalk access will not be impacted.




Contact us!

Questions? Contact Jim Sheffield at (206) 472-3895 or James.Sheffield@seattle.gov.


This project is part of SDOT’s Arterial Major Maintenance (AMM) program; which is funded by the Move Seattle Levy.

Smooth, new panels coming to NE 45th near I-5!

Image by Google Maps | NE 45th St just east of the I-5 bridge, at 7th Ave NE

Concrete work to replace patchy westbound sections.

Image by Google Maps | work area

This weekend and next, our concrete team will be replacing about half of the NE 45th westbound bus pullout lane and far right lane, just west of 7th Ave NE. These lanes receive high volumes of traffic, especially buses. Mass transit moves people efficiently but does so with great mass—impacting the pavement. The new panels will improve the street surface for people in buses, on bicycles, and in cars.


What you can expect the next two weekends:


One westbound NE 45th travel lane will be open, between 5th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE, for 24 hours/day, June 16-17 and June 23-24. Eastbound lanes are not impacted. Work hours are 6 AM to 8 PM, with overnight hours for the concrete to cure.


Trucks wanting to turn west onto NE 45th St from 7th Ave NE will be detoured to NE 50th St. Flaggers will be on site during work hours, at the 5th Ave NE and 7th Ave NE intersections. Follow posted signage.

Thanks for your patience while crews make these improvements!


Contact us!

Have questions or concerns? Contact Jim Sheffield at James.Sheffield@Seattle.gov or 206-472-3895.