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What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

This week in Seattle are many Mariners games, plus a Sounders and a Huskies game. Concerts and festivals are in the mix, along with walking for good causes and an emergency response test to ensure sound understanding of our new tunnel…


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Construction information.

  • September 23 – 27: Ramp closure of 9th Ave and Pike St. Express Ramp, 9 PM – 4 AM nightly, for work on Washington State Convention Center  layover loop.
  • September 27: Closure of 6th Ave N between Thomas and Mercer streets, and closure of Harrison St between 6th Ave N and SR 99, for effort to test tunnel emergency response.
  • September 28 – 29: 35th Ave NE will be fully closed, between NE 65th and 75th streets for paving.
  • September 28 – 29: Rainier Square Mat Pour, 10 PM Friday – 4 PM Saturday, closing:
    • 5th Ave, University to Pike streets;
    • 4th Ave, Seneca to Union streets;
    • University St, 3rd to 5th avenues; and
    • Union St, 4th to 6th avenues.
  • September 29: 7th Ave will be closed from Lenora St to Blanchard St, 7 AM – 5 PM, for crane work. Bicycle, pedestrian and access Amazon buildings will be maintained.
  • September 30: Ramp closure of 9th Ave and Pike St. Express Ramp, 9 PM – 4 AM for work on Washington State Convention Center  layover loop.


Reality check…

WSDOT image | Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

  • The reality of a 3-week SR 99 closure is on the horizon. With a confirmed date of January 11, 2019, now is the time to be sure you’re prepared!


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