What’s moving Seattle | this week

This week, things get moving Friday with the 3-day Seattle Home Show (20,000 people expected daily); Saturday with a Huskies Kick-off (65,000 people expected); and several traffic impacts through the weekend! With one no longer planned: Rainier Ave S @ I-90 closures are canceled! 

 

Friday, October 19

Seattle Home Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center: Hundreds of home and garden displays; “Meet the Experts” seminars; building products and materials information; plus, arts & crafts and home decorating.  Event hours: 10 AM – 6 PM.  Estimated attendance: 20,000.

 

Saturday, October 20

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Making Strides of Seattle: 3-mile fundraising walk to fight breast cancer.  Walk will start and finish at Gas Works Park.  Route will use streets and trails to the west of the park.  Event hours: 9 AM – 11 AM.  Estimated attendance:  1,450.

Seattle Home Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center: Event hours: 10 AM – 6 PM.  Estimated attendance: 20,000.

A21 Walk for Freedom: Walk to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking.  Participants to march N on sidewalks along 1st Ave from 2700 1st Ave to Pike St, and back. Event hours: 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM.  Estimated attendance:  275.

Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffalos: Homecoming game at Husky Stadium. Kickoff: 12:30 PM.  Estimated attendance: 65,000.

SeaCompression 2018: A Space Odyssea: Official annual decompression party for the Burning Man community of Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region, at Seattle Design Center.  Event hours: 2 PM – 2 AM.  Estimated attendance:  2,000.

 

Sunday, October 21

Seattle Home Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center:  Hundreds of home and garden displays; “Meet the Experts” seminars; building products and materials information; plus, arts & crafts and home decorating.  Event hours: 10 AM – 6 PM.  Estimated attendance: 20,000.

 

October 20:

  • 2nd Ave reduced to one lane, Pine St to Pike St, for State Hotel crane work (protected bike lane remains open).

October 19 – 21:

  • EB Pike St, between 1st and 2nd, closed all weekend for concrete panel replacement in the State Hotel project.

October 19 – 22:

  • SR 99 fully closed, Fri 9 PM – Sat 5 PM, from the West Seattle Bridge to the Battery St tunnel.
  • SR 99 SB closed, through 5 AM Mon, from West Seattle Bridge to Battery Street Tunnel.
  • Rainier Ave S at I-90 closed Fri 11 PM – Mon 5 AM, along with WB I-90 off-ramp to SB Rainier; closure for Sound Transit East Link construction work. Traffic will be detoured to 23rd Ave S and to MLK Way S. This Rainier Ave S work is now canceled!

 

In the pipeline…

October 28: Westlake Ave N SB lanes closed at Mercer St and SLU Streetcar will not operate. Seattle Public Utilities is installing a water service connection for the 201 Westlake Ave N development (future 7-story Citizen M hotel). Vehicles will be detoured to Dexter and Fairview.

 


Resources:

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King County’s Get Ready website

There’s no way around it—getting around Seattle is going to be tricky during the SR 99 closure. Expect traffic delays and be prepared for full buses during peak travel times. Check out the travel options below that can help you get around in anticipation of the new SR 99 tunnel opening.

 

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