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What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender

This weekend in Seattle.

Here’s what’s new or changed since our Monday This Week post.  


Crowded Saturday!

SAT 7.7 | Adding to a very busy line-up, is a permitted Trump/Pence protest scheduled to start at 2 PM at Westlake Park. From 2:45 PM to 5PM the crowd (200+ expected) will march EB on Pine Street; SB on 5th Ave; WB on Madison St; NB on 1st Ave; EB on Pike St; and back to Westlake Park.

As a reminder, this Saturday in Seattle is BUSY:



Early Sunday SB I-5 reduction.

Ship Canal Bridge aerial view | Image by Google Maps

SUN 7.8 | SB I-5 will be reduced to 2 lanes from NE 45th St to SR 520 from 2AM – 10AM to continue Ship Canal Bridge deck repair work.



Repairing NB I-5.

THU 7.5 → SUN 7.8 | WSDOT contractor crews are replacing 37 expansion joints and large sections of concrete pavement on northbound I-5, between MLK Junior Way S in Tukwila and NE Ravenna Blvd in Seattle. Getting the work done requires:

  • TONIGHT – Closing up to 3 lanes of NB I-5 overnight, between Interurban Ave and Olive Way, 8 PM – 5 AM, as well as closing Boeing Access Road; the NB off-ramp to Airport Way; and the Ravenna St on-ramp to NB I-5 .
  • SATURDAY  & SUNDAY – Closing up to 3 lanes of NB I-5 overnight, between the W Seattle Bridge and Olive Way, 9 PM – 5 AM.

This work is weather dependent.



Weeding out the Mercer median.

Image by Google Maps

SUN 7.8 | Our landscape crews will be cutting back plantings and pulling out weeds from the median on Mercer, between 5th Ave N and Dexter Ave N.  For safety, one inside lane in each direction will be closed between 7 AM and 3:30 PM, with adjustments as needed, to prevent unnecessary back-ups.

Additional landscape maintenance work along the pedestrian & bike pathways is on the docket as time allows.



Paving the way in NE Seattle.

MON 7.9 → Spring 2019 | In NE Seattle crews begin the University/Cowen paving project. The work at University Way NE & Cowen Place NE is expected to take 5 months to complete–with Seattle’s rainy season potentially pushing completion into spring 2019.

Expect temporary lane, crosswalk and sidewalk closures, weekdays 7 AM – 5 PM, between NE 50th St and 15 Ave NE.