What’s moving Seattle this week?

This week in Seattle.

Time flies when you’re…well–actually, time seems to fly regardless.

And there goes July… Wait, What!?

Wednesday, August 1

Featured image by Seafair Fleet Week & Boeing Maritime Celebration | bit.ly/2ArSmtV

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 3 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros: #TrueToTheBlue wrap up this 3-game series at Safeco Field; 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 36,000.

Construction: WSDOT will close 3 right lanes of NB I-5 for repair work, 9 PM – 5 AM, from Denny Way to SR 520.

 

Thursday, August 2

Featured image by Seattle Art Fair | seattleartfair.com

Seattle Art Fair: Enjoy preview day at CenturyLink Field Event Center with 2,000 attendees expected during the 3:30 PM – 6 PM and 6 PM – 9 PM sessions.

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 3 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM and 1 PM – 2:45 PM for Blue Angels practice flights.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays:  The Mariners kick off a 4-game series at Safeco Field, 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 30,000.

 

Friday, August 3

Featured image by Seafair | www.seafair.com

Seafair Weekend Festival: Festivities in Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Blvd run from 8 AM to 6 PM. Attendance is estimated at 50,000, so try alternatives to driving.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival Rally: This celebration of African American community in the northwest features music, food, culture, and family fun! Hours are 10 AM to 8 PM Friday, at Judkins Park. About 4,500 attendees expected over the weekend.

Seattle Art Fair: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Fair hours are 11 AM to 8 PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 12:55 PM – 2:45 PM, for the first Boeing Seafair Air Show of the weekend!

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90 from 2 PM to 7 PM, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Magnolia Summerfest: This 2-day festival features an art show, craft booths, and activities at the Magnolia Community Center and Magnolia Playfield at 33rd Ave W & W Smith St.  Hours are 3 PM to 11 PM Friday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: The Mariners are home for game 2 in this 4-game series, 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance is 38,000.

 

Saturday, August 4

Image by United States Navy Blue Angels | bit.ly/2LJH6hF

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 12:55 PM – 2:45 PM for day 2 of the Boeing Seafair Air Show!

Seafair Weekend Festival: Festivities in Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Blvd run from 8 AM to 9:30 PM Saturday. Attendance is estimated at 50,000, so try alternatives to driving.

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 12 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Museum of Flight Jet Blast Bash: Enjoy the air show from this annual 2-day family festival, with fast planes, fast cars, music, food and fun on the Blue Angels flightline, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Lake City Summer Festival: Annual summer festival on NE 125th St. between Lake City Way NE and 25th Ave. NE.  Festival hours are 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Estimated attendance: 5,400.

Seattle Art Fair: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Fair hours are 11 AM to 7 PM Saturday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival Rally: Annual festivities celebrate African American community in the northwest with bands, fashion shows, sports competitions, and more! Hours are 12 PM to 8 PM Saturday, at Judkins Park.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Parade March: Saturday’s parade starts at 1 PM, at 23rd Ave and E Union St.  The route heads SB on 23rd; W on S Jackson St; and SB on 20th Pl S into the Festival at Judkins Park.  Estimated attendees: 1,075.

Magnolia Summerfest: This festival at the Magnolia Community Center and W. Smith St.  Festival hours are 3 PM to 11 PM Friday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

Lake City Summer Festival Parade: Annual parade on Lake City Way NE between NE 135th and NE 125th streets.  This year the parade will turn on NE 125th St, and head west to 26th Ave NE.  Kid’s Parade: 6 PM; Dog Parade: 6:30 PM; Grand Parade: 7 PM.  Estimated attendance: 5,400.

Greatest Party Known to Humankind: An estimated 4,000 people celebrate biking in the streets of Georgetown, 6 PM Saturday until 2 AM Sunday. Note: Airport Way, from Corson Ave S to 13th Ave S, will close to vehicle traffic: 12 PM Saturday – 3 AM Sunday.

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: The Ms are at Safeco Field again, for game 3 in this 4-game series, 7:10 PM – 10 PM. Estimated attendance: 45,000.

 

Sunday, August 5

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

Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Our Mariners wrap up this 4-game series with an afternoon at Safeco Field, 1:10 PM – 4 PM, followed by a Run Around the Bases for fans age 14 and younger! Heads up: 44,000 people expected.

Seafair Weekend Festival: Festivities in Genesee Park and along Lake Washington Blvd run from 7:30 AM to 6 PM Sunday. Attendance is estimated at 75,000, so try alternatives to driving.

Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration: Tour the US Navy USS Momsen and USS Somerset at Pier 90, and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse at Pier 69, for free from 9 AM to 3 PM. Expect traffic congestion along the Waterfront.

Museum of Flight Jet Blast Bash: Enjoy the air show from this annual 2-day family festival, with fast planes, fast cars, music, food and fun on the Blue Angels flightline, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival Rally: Annual festivities celebrate African American community in northwest featuring Music, Food, and family fun! The festival runs from 12 PM to 7 PM Sunday, at Judkins Park.

Blue Angels & I-90: The I-90 floating bridge will close 12:55 PM – 2:45 PM, for the last day of the Boeing Seafair Air Show!

Seattle Art Fair: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Fair hours are 11 AM to 6 PM Sunday.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

 

 

Next week preview.

August 6 – 8: NB I-5 from the Ship Canal Bridge to NE Ravenna Blvd, 3 right lanes closed overnights from 9 PM to 5 AM.

August 6 – 8: NB I-5 from Denny Way to SR 520, 3 right lanes closed overnights from 9 PM to 5 AM.

August 6 – 9: WB I-90 from Island Crest Way to Rainier Ave S will be fully closed from 10:30 PM to 4:30 AM.

August 8: Pearl Jam concert at Safeco Field, 7:30PM.

August 8: Seattle Seahawks vs. Indianapolis Colts pre-season game at CenturyLink Field, 7 PM.

 

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 or events may be planned in the Seattle area.

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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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.

 

Landscaping in Interbay & W Seattle.

Image by Pexels.

We’re improving site lines.

Our Urban forestry team will cut back blackberries and other overgrowths along 15th Ave W, between W Armour and W Ruffner, and work to improve visibility from the off-ramp onto SB 15th.

Image by Google Maps | www.google/maps

 

What you can expect.

Tuesday 7.17, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Closures

The SB outside lane of 15th Ave W will be closed.

 

Tuesday 7.17, 8 AM – 3:30 PM:

 

Closures

One lane from the on/off ramp from/to 15th Ave W will be closed.

 

We’re cleaning up medians.

Image by Google Maps | www.google/maps

We’ll also be cutting back weeds and overgrowth in the medians along Harbor Ave SW next week.

 

What you can expect.

Wednesday 7.18 and Thursday 7.19, 9 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Closures

Both the NB and SB lanes of Harbor Ave SW will shift to the parking lanes, between SW Spokane St and SW Harbor Lane.

 

Thank you for your patience as we maintain Seattle’s greenery!

 

Contact us!

Questions? Email seattle.trees@seattle.gov  or call 206-684-TREE (8733).

Go Zen | I-5 closure this weekend

While I-5 is reviving, so should you.

Does anyone else need to recover from the 4th of July holiday?While I-5 is reviving, here’s an idea…you should take time to revive you and yours!

In case you missed it in our early week edition of What’s Moving Seattle, we announced the next big #ReviveI5 (NB I-5) closure starting this Friday from 8 PM through Monday 5 AM. All NB I-5 lanes from W Seattle Bridge off-ramp to Seneca St will be closed. It happened once already, and Seattle…you were #totallybrilliant! 

 

Staycate with some in-town activities.

Visit for the day or whole weekend!

 

Join this Saturday or Sunday:

 

Relax at:

The Chinatown-International District for the Dragon Fest Saturday and Sunday, in S King St/Hing Hay Park.

 

Have kids?

Participate in Saturday’s Wallingford Family Parade or go be a Viking at the Nordic Museum’s Viking Days! (Norse attire encouraged)

 

Open your mind up to options. Accept and embrace the closure! Join the revival, and bring snacks…we did more than just survive June 1-4. Seattle, you were resilient!

Image by Pixabay.com | Ancient Asian Architecture

If you have to travel north or south, use transit, walk, or bike your way around to reduce congestion stress! If your bus gets stuck in congestion, – be prepared. Have your favorite music, a good book, smartphone game, or a tablet to work on. And if you’re driving, click the alternate routes map to the right, for a larger version.

 

Psych yourself up for delays, and zen out…. knowing that this is the last full Revive I-5 closure of the summer….the final project weekend, Aug. 10-12, is a mere partial NB I-5 reduction. Just a piker.

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.