Hawthorne Elementary & S Genesee St | Safer connections

REMINDER: S Dakota St & 38th Ave S closure starts today!

As we mentioned in our What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender Edition, the 38th Ave S and S Dakota St intersection is closed for the next 4 weeks for safety improvements. The goal is to have the intersection open by the time school starts at Hawthorne Elementary in early September, though some work may remain to wrap up final details.

 

What you can expect:

Aug 13 – Sept. 5 | 24/7

Closure

  • No traffic allowed through 38th Ave S & S Dakota St intersection, 24/7, for both site work and concrete curing.
  • Possible loading & parking restrictions 7 AM – 5 PM as crews to replace concrete panels and build new curb bulbs.
  • A pedestrian path will be maintained through the intersection for the duration of this closure.

 

Detours

  • Traffic traveling north and south on 38th Ave S will be detoured to Rainier Ave S via S Genesee St and S Andover St.

 

General

Work completed thus far for the Hawthorne Elementary and S Genesee St Safer Community Pedestrian Connections project includes:

  •  Installed curb ramps and roadway panels at 38th Ave S and S Angeline St, and pruned shrubbery
  • Installed curb ramp and improved pedestrian facility at S Snoqualmie St and 42nd Ave S
  • Poured foundations at S Genesee St Cascadia Ave S

 

This project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through the SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program.

 

Thank you for your patience and continued support!

 

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.

NEXT T – TH | Beacon Ave S Paving

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Between 12th Ave S & 14th Ave S

Next Tuesday through Thursday, July 10 – 12, we’ll remove and replace the top 2 inches of Beacon Ave S, between 12th Ave S and 14th Ave S. The roadway will be open outside of 9 AM to 5 PM work hours, with portions in a rough, milled condition.

 

What you can expect.

Closure | Traffic will be restricted to a single lane from 9 AM until 5 PM each day, July 10 – 12. Location of the single lane will alternate between WB and EB, as work progresses.

Street parking is not available during work hours. 

 

Detours:

  • Vehicles should use S Lander St to access 13th Ave S south of S Beacon St.
  • Vehicles will be able to access S Walker St and 12th Ave S, but may have to wait up to 15 minutes for equipment to clear.

 

Uniformed Police Officers will be positioned at the Beacon Ave S/14th Ave S and Beacon Ave S/S Walker St intersections.

 

Contact us!

Questions? Contact Paul Pablo at (206) 233-2512 or Paulino.pablo@seattle.gov.

 

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

Major Construction on 23rd Avenue South; Southbound Detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way South Begins May 16

SDOT is advising travelers in Judkins Park and the Central Area to prepare for major traffic changes along 23rd Avenue S between South Jackson St and Rainier Ave S.

Crews will close the southbound lanes of 23rd Ave S starting on Wednesday, May 16, between S Jackson St and South Norman St. Southbound traffic in this area will be detoured to Martin Luther King Jr Way S. We expect construction, and the southbound detour, to last for approximately one year. The detour will allow a safe space for construction and equipment in the narrow roadway.

These traffic changes mark the start of construction for Phase 2 of the 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. The project will help enhance safety for people who drive, walk, and take transit on 23rd Ave S between S Jackson St and Rainier Ave S. Customers can continue to access local businesses in the construction area by driving on northbound 23rd Ave S, by walking, and by bike.

Beginning Monday, May 14, travelers can expect the following changes:

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, travelers can expect the following changes:

  • Northbound travel on 23rd Ave S will be maintained between Rainier Avenue S and S Jackson St, through reduced to one lane (except at key intersections); drivers should expect delays
  • Southbound lanes on 23rd Ave S will be closed to traffic at S Jackson St; southbound traffic will be detoured at S Jackson St to Martin Luther King Jr Way S and connect with 23rd Ave S at S Massachusetts St
    • Through-drivers are encouraged to use other arterials prior to S Jackson St, such as E Cherry St and E Yesler Way, to detour to Martin Luther King Jr Way S
    • A left turn lane is being added for vehicles turning from westbound S Massachusetts St to southbound 23rd Ave S to assist with detour operations at that intersection
  • Southbound travel between S Norman St to S Massachusetts St on 23rd Ave S will be open and reduced to a single lane to allow access to homes, businesses, and community destinations
  • Southbound travel will be open from S Massachusetts St to Rainier Avenue S and reduced to a single lane; drivers should expect delays
  • Periodic closures of cross streets through the 23rd Ave S corridor from S Jackson St to Rainier Ave S; these closures will be limited to the extent possible to reduce inconvenience to area drivers and residents
  • All businesses on 23rd Ave S will remain open during construction; please continue to support local businesses during construction!
  • Please visit the website for more information and to view a map of the detour: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm

SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is completed. For more information on this project go to: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm.

S Orcas St Closed Between 46th Ave S and 51st Ave S, Beginning Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 23

SDOT is advising travelers that S Orcas St will be closed between 46th Ave S and 51st Ave S, beginning Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 21 for paving work, work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beginning 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 21, travelers can expect the following:

  • Parking will be restricted.
    • 72 hours before the work starts and parking restrictions begin, “NO PARKING” signs will be placed on the street.
  • S Orcas St from 46th Ave S to 4811 S Orcas St:
    • On Wednesday, March 21st, these blocks will be closed except for local access. You may have to wait up to 15 minutes for equipment to clear.
    • On Thursday, March 22nd and Friday 23rd, these blocks will be closed. There will be no access to the street or to driveways.
  • S Orcas St from 4811 S Orcas St to 51st Ave S:
    • These blocks will be closed with local access only for the duration of the project.
    • You may have to wait up to 15 minutes for equipment to clear.
  • There will be marked detour signs around the work zone and uniformed police officers to direct traffic.
  • Please plan for the closures and parking restrictions and use alternate routes.

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