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

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.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

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.

 

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.

Update: Arbor Heights Safe Routes

We’re in our final stretch of construction work on the Arbor Heights Safe Routes to School project!

 

This week along 35th Ave SW, the team:

  • Completed pouring concrete for sidewalks on W side, SW 100th to SW 104th streets.
  • Completed asphalt paving along the curb on the E side ,SW 100th to SW 102nd streets.
  • Installed temporary roadway markings.

 

Next week along 35th Ave SW, crews will:

  • Complete pouring concrete at curb corners and build ADA-compliant curb ramps on W side  (Please note: this work was pushed back to next week due to limited concrete availability this week)
  • Begin demolishing and pouring concrete at curb corners and build ADA-compliant curb ramps on E side
  • Open up sidewalks early in the week, as they are completed/cured. *Please use sidewalk across the street during curb ramp construction.

 

What you can expect:

August 20 | Intermittent brief closures (NE & SE curb corners demo/rebuilds)

Closure

  • E35th Ave SW and SW 100th – EB travel through the intersection.

 

Note: Vehicles will still be able to travel WB on SW 100th St to access Marine View Dr SW.

 

August 20-24 | 7 AM – 5 PM

Closure

  • 35th Ave SW will be fully closed between SW 100th and SW 106th streets during work hours.

 

Note: 35th Ave SW will reopen at the end of each work day, and remains open during the weekend.

 

Thank you for your understanding as project work continues!

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

Closures

  • 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.

 

Questions?

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!

 

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

Jack White kicks it off in Seattle this week, later followed by Hemp Fest, Hot Sauce, and Halestorm; Oh My! Get in the moment with one of these action options–and act with an informed travel plan (a.k.a. construction aware).

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Featured image by CenturyLink Field | bit.ly/2B3yWM9

Jack White concert: At WaMu Theater.  8 PM – 11 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 7,000.

Denny Substation project work has travel impacts to be aware of starting today, through Sunday:

  • August 13 – 15,  7 AM – 3 PMPontius Ave N fully closed, between Republican and John streets, to complete pavement markings.
  • August 13 – 17,  24/7Thomas St will be closed, between Terry and Westlake avenues north, for full roadway restoration.
  • August 13 – 17,  7AM – 3PMThomas St will be fully closed, between Pontius and Fairview avenues north, to complete pavement markings.
  • August 15 – 17, 7AM – 3PMMinor Ave N will be fully closed, between Republican and John streets, to complete pavement markings.
  • August 18 – 19, 9 AM – 7 PMRepublican St will be closed, between Fairview and Minor avenues north, for duct bank installation.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Featured image by Pike Place Market Foundation | pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/events

Seattle Gift Show: At Washington State Convention Center.  Show hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Hempfest: 27th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront.  Festival hours are 12 PM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 30,000.

Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market: Annual dinner at the Pike Place Market to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation.  Event hours are 7 PM to 11 PM.  Pike Place will close at 8 AM Friday morning.  Estimated attendance: 1,600.

Seattle Mariners vs. LA Dodgers: At Safeco Field.  First Pitch: 7:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 40,000.

Halestorm + In This Moment concert: At WaMu Theater.  8 PM – 11 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 7,000.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Featured image by The World is Fun | www.theworldisfun.org

Seattle Gift Show: At Washington State Convention Center.  Show hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Hempfest: 27th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront.  Festival hours are 10 AM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 30,000.

Big Day of Play: Free event presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation.  At Rainier Community Center and Playfields.  Event hours are 11 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,600.

Hot Sauce Fest: Free event at Ballard Commons Park features the best hot sauces, food trucks and entertainment.  Event hours are 11 AM to 10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,150.

Boogie Up the Block: Free all-day urban arts event in Seattle’s Central District.  Event will close E. Fir St. between 12th Ave. and 14th Ave.  Event hours are 12 PM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 300.

Washington Beer BBQ: At SLU Discovery Center.  Event hours are 12 PM to 6 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy: At CenturyLink Field.  1 PM – 3 PM.  Estimated attendance: 35,000.

Mercer x Summit Block Party: Free all ages music and art event on Summit Ave. between Mercer and Roy St.  Event hours are 1 PM to 11 PM.  Estimated attendance: 875.

Liberty or Death – Rally Against Left Wing Violence: Rally at Seattle City Hall.  3 PM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 3,000.

Belltown Block Party: Event will close 2nd Ave. between Blanchard and Lenora Streets.  5 PM – 2 AM.  Estimated attendance: 730.

Seattle Mariners vs. LA Dodgers: At Safeco Field.  First Pitch: 7:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 43,000.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

Featured image by Hempfest | www.hempfest.org

Seattle Gift Show: At Washington State Convention Center.  Show hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.  Estimated attendance: 6,000.

Viking Dash 5K, 10K, 15K: At Magnuson Park.  Event hours: 9:30 AM to 12 PM.  Estimated attendance: 350.

Hempfest: 27th annual cannabis festival at Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Parks on Seattle’s waterfront.  Festival hours are 10 AM – 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 30,000.

Seattle Mariners vs. LA Dodgers: At Safeco Field.  First Pitch: 1:10 PM.  Estimated attendance: 40,000.

 

More Travel Details…

  • August 17 – 19, 24/72nd Ave will be reduced to 2 lanes, from Pike to Union streets, for roadway reconstruction.
  • August 17 – 31, 24/7 | NB 1st Ave S will be closed, from S Washington to Cherry streets, for utility relocation.
  • August 18 – 19, 9 AM – 5 PM | 5th Ave will be closed, between Union and University streets, for construction involving crane work.
  • August 18 – 19, 24/7 | 35th Ave NE will be fully closed, from NE 45th to NE 55th streets, for paving work.

 

Sneak Peak @ Next Week…

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

The Smashing Pumpkins concert at Key Arena, August 24, 7 PM – 10 PM.

Belltown Crush Block Party Beer and Wine Festival, on Bell St between 4th and 2nd avenues, August 25, 3 PM – 7 PM.

The South Lake Union Night Market will close 9th Ave, John St to Denny Way, August 25, 4 PM – 10 PM.

Seattle Children’s Park to Park Swim, from Matthews Beach to O.O. Denny Park in Kirkland, August 26, 7:30 AM – 11 AM.

Seattle Marathon Summer 5K/10K Race at Seward Park, August 26, 8:30 AM – 12 PM.

Cosmo 7K and 5K run & walk along Alki Beach in West Seattle, August 26, 9:30 AM – 11 AM.

Kawabe SummerFest! on 18th Ave S, August 26, 11 AM – 3 PM.

Celebrate Little Saigon 2018, at 1025 S King Street, August 26, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

 

 

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. Additional construction