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What’s Moving Seattle This Week?

This week in Seattle.

What do we know? Read it below! Then on Thursday eve check out our Weekender Edition, for updates.


Asphalt’s outta’ there! 

East side of Fauntleroy Way SW along Fairmount Park | July 2, 2018

Updated parking restrictions.

FRI 6.29 → FRI 7.6 | 

With several strikes breaking up the asphalt, it’s out! Today crews began prepping Fauntleroy Wy SW near Fairmount for a new concrete sidewalk. Dry weather could bring a concrete home-run by COB July 6.

E side parking lane/bike lane closed July 2, 3, 5, and 6 from 8 AM to 4 PM. UPDATE: Parking allowedoutside of work hours; all day July 4; and Sat/Sun while concrete cures.


Colman Dock-S Jackson St.

SUN 7.1 → the year 2023! The drive-on entrance to Colman Dock is now at S Jackson St and Alaskan Wy S–closer to Pioneer Square. The change 6-blocks south is for drivers only, during Colman Dock construction the next 5 years. All vehicles use S Jackson St entrance. No changes to pedestrian and bicycle entrances.

WED 7.4 Labor Day

Public parking will be available in front of the passenger terminal building, between Madison St and Yesler Way.

No changes to pedestrian and bicycle entrances.


6th Ave nocturnal paving.

Image by Google Maps

MON 7.2 → TUES 7.3 | The I-5 NB off-ramp at Seneca St will be closed for paving work on 6th Ave, happening between Marion and Madison streets; between Spring and University streets; and at the Cherry St and the James St intersections. NB I-5 off-ramp at Seneca fully closed 10 PM  4 AM. Travel lane and parking restrictions 6 PM  6 AM.


#TrueToTheBlue Fireworks Night.

TUES 7.3 | After the Mariners vs. Angels game at Safeco Field Tuesday night, stick around for fireworks! First pitch is at 7:10 PM. Approximately 36,000 people anticipated. Heavy SODO traffic expected! Use alternative transportation.


W Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade.

WED 7.4 | This Annual Holiday Kids’ Parade starts at 10 AM at the corner of 44th & Sunset Ave SW, proceeding to Hamilton Viewpoint Park.  Decorate your wagons, bikes, scooters, and strollers with the red, white, and blue! Estimated attendance is 1,000.


Summer Fourth at Gas Works!

Image by SCCA Seafair |

WED 7.4 | The Seafair SCCA Summer Fourth is coming! The celebration is at Gas Works Park, noon – 11 PM.  A 20-minute fireworks show over Lake Union begins around 10:20 PM!  Estimated attendance: 40,000. Fremont and U-District area traffic congestion expected!! NOTE: King County Metro is running extra late night bus service!


Value baseball and independence!

Image by Seattle Mariners Baseball |

WED 7.4 THURS 7.5 | The Mariners schedule continues with the L.A. Angels.

  • July 4 – First 20,000 fans @ 1:10 PM game get a stars & stripes cowboy hat! 28,000 people expected.
  • July 5 – Mariners Value Game @ 7:10 PM – select $15 Bleachers/View seats or select $30 Main/Club seats; 20,000 people expected.

Expect SODO traffic congestion!  Plan alternative transportation?


2018 flame & 2022 host city.

FRI 7.6 | The 2018 Special Olympics Closing Ceremony, free and open to the public, runs from 7 to 9 PM Friday. At Lake Union Park, the 2018 Special Olympics flame will be officially extinguished; the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games host city announced; and musical performances will celebrate the athletes, bidding farewell to those from other U.S. states. Estimated attendance is 8,000.


Girl’s Night Out baseball.

Image by Mariners Baseball |

FRI 7.6 SUN 7.8 | On Friday, the Mariners kick off a 3-game series at Safeco Field with the Colorado Rockies:

  • July 6 – 7:10 PM Girls Night Out promo – 24,000 attendees expected!
  • July 7 – 1:10 PM game; Sunglasses Day – 32,000 people expected!!
  • July 8 – 1:10 PM start; post-game bases run for fans! – 35,000 expected!!!

Expect SODO traffic congestion!  Plan alternative transportation.


Seafair pirates to storm Alki!

Image by Seafair |

SAT 7.7 | The Seafair Pirates will storm Alki Beach in West Seattle Saturday, to kick off the 69th annual Seafair.  From  10 AM through 5 PM and estimated 3,000 people will join in the pirates’ landing event!


40,000 expected for Chesney.

Image by CenturyLink |

SAT 7.7 | Kenny Chesney comes to CenturyLink Field Saturday, to give a 5 – 11 PM concert. Estimated attendance is 40,000 to CenturyLink-expect heavy traffic!


Styling at the Key.

SAT 7.7 | Harry Styles is performing in concert at KeyArena Saturday, 8 – 11 PM.  To be styling, yourself, consider your transportation options in navigating the X-factor of 10,000 expected attendees. Anticipate traffic congestion in Lower Queen Anne and South Lake Union neighborhoods. Follow us on our dedicated traffic Twitter channel for the latest.


Food Fest: 5 blocks & 150 booths.

SAT 7.7 → SUN 7.8 | The Seattle Street Food Festival is coming…from lunchtime until well into the wee snack hours in South Lake Union! An estimated 15,000 people will check out this event Saturday, and another 10,000 on Sunday, from 11 AM through 10 PM. Closed for the event: 9th Ave N between Mercer St and Denny Way–including side streets between 8th Ave N and Westlake Ave N.


Construction closures.

SAT 7.7

  • 2nd Ave reduced to one lane, Pine St to Pike St, 5 AM – 5 PM.
  • 1ST Ave closed from Cherry St. to Yesler Way, 5 AM – 1 PM.


SAT 7.7 → SUN 7.8

  • Republican St closed, Fairview to Minor avenues N, 9 AM – 7 PM.
  • 6th Ave closed from Stewart St to Virginia St, 7 AM – 5 PM.


Sneak peek at next week.

July 13 → 15 | Ballard Seafood Festival expected to draw large crowds that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

July 13 → 15 | West Seattle Summer Fest – California Ave SW between Edmunds and Genesee.

July 13 → 16 | WSDOT Full NB I-5 closure at W Seattle Bridge off-ramp to Seneca St, starting at 8 PM Friday.

July 14 15 | Dragon Fest 2018 @ S King St/Hing Hay Park.

July 15 | SB I-5 traffic reduced to two lanes between Northeast 45th St and SR 520, from 2 AM through 12 PM. This Ship Canal Deck work is weather dependent.

July 15 | NE 45th St on-ramp to NB I-5 closed from 2 AM to 12 PM. This Ship Canal Deck work is weather dependent. Visit WSDOT King County weekly update page for more information.

Information subject to change. Additional construction or events may be planned in the Seattle area.


Contact us.

Email us or call 206-684-ROAD. For more construction information, check out our construction look-ahead and traveler’s map.

Have a great week!