Travel Impacts in Seattle | October 11 – 14

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It’s a busy weekend for maintenance, construction, and events in Seattle. If you’re traveling to Seattle, please plan ahead and prepare for impacts.

 

Westbound SR 520 in Seattle closed October 12-13

Looking east on SR 520, this aerial view shows the West Approach Bridge North, which connect the westbound lanes from the floating bridge to Montlake. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Looking east on SR 520, this aerial view shows the West Approach Bridge North, which connect the westbound lanes from the floating bridge to Montlake. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

 

From 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, crews will close westbound SR 520 between 92nd Avenue Northeast on the eastside and Montlake Boulevard in Seattle. Crews will reduce westbound lanes from three to two between the floating bridge and Montlake Boulevard.

 

Plan ahead and use different routes if planning to travel across Lake Washington this weekend.

 

Learn more about the project here.

 

SR 99 tunnel closed October 11-14 for maintenance

 

Northbound deck of the SR 99 tunnel. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Northbound deck of the SR 99 tunnel. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

 

WSDOT maintenance crews are checking operational systems inside the SR 99 tunnel. Please plan ahead and use alternate routes if traveling on SR 99 this weekend.

 

Friday, Oct. 11, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 14: Northbound SR 99 between Spokane Street and the north end of the tunnel will fully close from 11 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

 

Friday, Oct. 11, to the morning of Saturday, Oct. 12: All lanes of the southbound SR 99 tunnel will close for routine maintenance from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

 

Get the latest information here.

 

Adjusting the northbound SR 99 bus-only lane on October 11-13

 

NB SR 99 Bus Lane Graphic

 

After working with our transportation partners to reinstall the bus-only lane on northbound SR 99 north of the West Seattle Bridge in late September, we are adjusting the bus-only lane this weekend to give people driving more time to merge before the bus-only lane begins.

 

Crews will be working inside the WSDOT closure of northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and the tunnel.  Please plan and prepare for impacts to travel over the weekend.

 

Learn more in our latest blog.

 

Link light rail closed between Capitol Hill and SODO Stations October 11-14

 

Shuttle Bus Map

 

Buses will replace trains between SODO-Capitol Hill on Oct. 12-13, Oct. 26-27, and Nov. 9-10. Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 – 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, trains will run as usual between SODO-Angle Lake and Capitol Hill-UW, with three-car trains every 10 minutes during most hours of the day. Free bus shuttles will run every 7 minutes in groups of two buses at a time, serving SODO, Stadium, International District/Chinatown, Pioneer Square, University Street, Westlake and Capitol Hill.

 

Construction crews will use these closures to construct a new temporary platform at Pioneer Square Station.

 

Find the latest information at Sound Transit’s service alert.

 

Don’t forget about events this weekend, too!

 

Sat. Oct 12

 

Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk: Fundraising event to help fight heart disease and stroke.  Walk from Seattle Center to Downtown and back.  Walk will start at 2nd Ave. N. & Mercer, go east on Mercer, south on 5th, west on Cedar, south on 4th, U-Turn at University, north on 4th, east on Broad, north on 5th, west on Harrison and onto the Seattle Center campus.  Event Hours: 9AM – 11AM.  Estimated attendance: 10,000.

 

Seattle Home Show: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Event hours: 10AM – 6PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

 

Sun.Oct 13

 

University of Washington Dawg Dash: Run in support of student scholarships.  Run will start and finish on University of Washington campus.  Route will use roadways on UW campus, and roads and trails to the north and south of campus.  10K begins at 9AM, 5K Run/Walk at 9:30AM.   Estimated attendance: 3,700.

 

Seattle Home Show: At CenturyLink Field Event Center.  Event hours: 10AM – 6PM.  Estimated attendance: 2,000.

 

Travel safe and keep on #SeattleSqueeze-ing!