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What’s Moving Seattle This Week?

‘What’s Moving’ is Moving!

Our What’s Moving Seattle blog is moving, to Mondays (!) followed by Thursday Updates for the weekend. Let’s get started with…

This week in Seattle | June 25 → July 1


MON 6.25  TUES 6.26 UPDATE

The W Seattle Lower Bridge (a.k.a. Spokane St Bridge) is OPEN! REALLY OPEN, to bridge travelers! (not ‘open’ as in ‘not connected’ as in open for marine vessels) 

Snapshot from live traffic cameras | 06.26.18

See our blog series for the now happily ended saga!

W Seattle Lower Bridge in ‘open’ position for marine vessels



TUE 6.26

Denny Network Project: John St between Fairview and Eastlake is open to traffic! With lane closures on many South Lake Union streets, this re-opening helps people driving to pick up their outdoor gear for the summer!

  • SB 9th Ave N 3-week closure, from Mercer to Republican, rescheduled for AFTER the July 4 holiday.



Night Ride

Image by Cascade Bicycle Club |

FRI 6.29

Seattle Night Ride: More than 500 people are expected to participate in Friday’s 15-mile nighttime bike ride. It starts and finishes at Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard, with rest stops at Fisherman’s Terminal and Lake Union Park.  The ride begins at 9 PM.

Event will close NW 49th St from 15th and 17th avenues NW as of 5 PM.  Street will be reopened by 2 AM.




Image by Seattle Mariners |

FRI 6.29 → SUN 7.1

The Seattle Mariners play the Kansas City Royals in a 3-game series. Crowds are estimated to be 25,000 for the FRI 7:10 PM game; 29,000 on SAT @ 7:10 PM; and 32,000 on SUN @ 1:10 PM. Use 5th Ave to Jackson St to reach the stadiums. 



FRI 6.29 – TUE 7.3

Washington State Convention Center addition utility work  continues: Howell St will be down to one lane, 7 PM Friday – 3 PM Tuesday. Use 8th Ave -> Westlake -> Denny Way -> Yale to access I-5 south.



The Classics

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Greenwood Car Show: This annual car show is expected to draw 40,000 attendees. Event hours are 8 AM – 4 PM.

Event will close Greenwood Ave N between N 65th and N 90th streets.




Image by McCaw Hall |

A Conversation with Bill Clinton: An estimated 3,000 people will be at McCaw Hall, to hear the former president, 7:30 PM – 10 PM.



SAT 6.30

2nd Ave (between Pine & Union streets) will be down to one lane on the following dates/times below. Try catching the ferry or use 5th Ave or Alaskan Way as an alternative route.

  • 6.30 from 5 AM  5 PM
  • 7.7 from 5 AM  5 PM
  • 8.48.5 (2 lanes open)
  • 8.118.12 (2 lanes open)
  • 8.188.19 (2 lanes open)



Sounders Saturday!

Image by Seattle Sounders |

SAT 6.30

  • Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers at 1:30 PM. Suggested route to CenturyLink Field: use 5th Ave to Jackson St to reach the stadiums. Expecting 40,000 people to attend!



Unity Day

Image by Somali Community Services of Seattle

SUN 7.1

Somali Independence Heritage Festival: This annual community is expected to draw 500+ participants. Festival hours are 12 PM – 7 PM.

Event will close S Henderson St from 52nd Ave S to Seward Park Ave S.



Goin’ for Gold!

Image by 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

SUN 7.1

2018 Special Olympics USA – Opening Ceremony: The Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium kicks off 6 days of competition and special events where the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities will be celebrated at the national level.  Doors open at 11 AM.  Estimated attendance is 30,000!



 July 1: Access to the Bainbridge and Bremerton ferry terminal will be via Jackson St. The current ferry queueing area on Alaskan Way from Madison to Columbia will become parking for those trying to visit the Aquarium and other Waterfront businesses. 



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