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.

 

Crews Complete Duct Bank Installation on 1st Avenue South

Seattle City Light crews recently installed an electrical duct bank on 1st Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and Railroad Way South. Crews excavated on 1st Avenue South to install the new electrical duct bank. Traffic was detoured to the outside lanes during construction.

The completion of this project will aid in replacing aging electrical infrastructure and increasing electrical reliability for the SODO and Pioneer Square areas.

City Light thanks its customers for their patience during the successful completion of this project.

For more information on this project and others in your area, please visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website.

Temporary Lane Impacts on SB 1st Ave S between Marion and Columbia

Travelers should be advised that due to repair of an existing underground areaway, there will be a temporary curb-lane closure of southbound 1st Ave from Marion St to mid-block of 1st Ave between Marion and Columbia streets. Two southbound lanes will be maintained for the majority of the work, with traffic partially shifted into the northbound lane of 1st Ave. This impact will occur for approximately 3 months, beginning as soon as May 29. Additionally, width of the sidewalk on the northern half of the block will be temporarily reduced for the duration of the work.

Traffic impacts related to water main replacement along 1st Ave remain in Pioneer Square. For more information on the extent of those impacts, please visit: www.seattlestreetcar.org/centercity.htm.

SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.

Events Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, May 22 – Monday, May 28

SDOT is advising travelers to be aware of the following events happening around the city that may affect area traffic. Taylor Swift plays CenturyLink tonight at 7 p.m. The Northwest Folklife Festival runs Friday through Memorial Day. The Mariners play Friday through Monday at Safeco Field with day games on Sunday and Monday. City offices are closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

EVENTS 

TUESDAY, MAY 22:

Taylor Swift concert: At CenturyLink Field from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. About 55,000 people are expected to attend.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23:

Unique Lives – Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly: Speaker series at McCaw Hall from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. About 2,000 people are expected to attend.

FRIDAY, MAY 25:

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: At Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. About 26,000 people are expected to attend.

SATURDAY, MAY 26:

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake: At CenturyLink Field at 2 p.m. About 12,000 people are expected to attend.

Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: At Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. About 28,000 people are expected to attend.

SUNDAY, MAY 27:

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins: At Safeco Field at 1:10 p.m. About 32,000 people are expected to attend.

MONDAY, MAY 28 (Memorial Day):

Northwest Folklife Festival: At Seattle Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. About 50,000 people are expected each day.

Bread of Life Mission 10th Annual Memorial Day Celebration: Annual event to honor U.S. Military veterans 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. will close S Main St between 1st Ave S and Alaskan Way S. About 700 people are expected to attend.

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers: At Safeco Field at 1:10 p.m. About 26,000 people are expected to attend.

CONSTRUCTION

May 22: South Lander Street

closed between 1st Ave S and 3rd Ave S through early 2020 for construction of a new bridge over the railroad tracks.

Long-Term Closure of Northbound 1st Ave at Yesler Way starting May 23

Travelers should be advised that due to utility construction in support of the replacement of the existing water main, northbound 1st Ave between Yesler Way and Columbia St will be closed for approximately 5 months. Additionally, the curb lane of southbound 1st Ave between Columbia St and Yesler Way will be closed for the same duration.

These closures are in addition to the following lane closures in this area:

  • Westbound S Jackson St between 2nd Ave S and 1st Ave S. These blocks are scheduled to open by May 25.
  • Northbound 1st Ave S between S Jackson St and Yesler Way. These blocks are scheduled to open later in the summer.
  • Southbound 1st Ave S between Yesler Way and S Jackson St is occasionally closed, 9:30 AM – 3 PM. These closures are expected to conclude by the end of May.
  • S Main St between 1st Ave S and 2nd Ave S is closed in both directions, 7 AM – 5 PM weekdays until May 23.

 

Please visit the project webpage for more information:

www.seattlestreetcar.org/centercity.htm.

SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed.