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Travel tips for June 5-17: planned construction, sports & community events

View of the Seattle skyline from Gas Works Park, looking south toward Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Photo: SDOT

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SDOT construction, street closures, and travel impacts

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  • McGraw Street Bridge is closed from 2nd Ave N to Nob Hill Ave N through fall 2024.
  • East Marginal Way S is closed between S Spokane St and S Atlantic St to general purpose traffic into 2026. People walking, biking, or rolling and Port of Seattle-bound vehicles may still use East Marginal Way S.
  • 11th and 12th Aves NE – Intermittent lane closures between NE 43rd and NE 67th streets into 2025. One travel lane is maintained during construction.
  • 23rd Ave E/24th Ave E – Intermittent lane closures at E McGraw St, Boyer Ave E, E Republican St, and S Grand St. One travel lane in each direction is maintained during construction.
  • N 130th St – Intermittent lane closures between Meridian Ave N and Corliss Ave N. One travel lane in each direction is maintained during construction.

Regional transportation agency work

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

  • Weather dependent, there will be a full closure of all lanes on both westbound and eastbound SR 520 between I-5 in Seattle and 92nd Ave NE in Clyde Hill from 11 PM Friday, June 14 through 5 AM Monday, June 17. The SR 520 Trail will also be closed during this time.
  • Weather dependent, on weeknights during the weeks of June 3 and June 10, there will be lane reductions on both northbound and southbound I-5 between Boeing Field and Southcenter from 8 PM each weeknight until 5 AM the next morning as part of the I-5/Duwamish River to S Lucile St. Concrete Pavement Rehab. Typically, these reduce I-5 down to one or two lanes in each direction.
  • Weather dependent, there will also be weekend-long lane reductions on southbound I-5 only during the weekends of June 8-9 and June 15-16. WSDOT will close up to three lanes of southbound I-5 around Boeing Field from 10 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, during these two weekends.
  • City of Seattle utility work will close the southbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound Dearborn Street from 9 PM Friday, June 14 through approximately 8 PM Sunday, June 16.
  • The SR 99 Tunnel will be completely closed from 10 PM Friday, June 7 through 6 AM Saturday, June 8 for routine maintenance.
  • Two right lanes on eastbound I-90 between the Mount Baker Tunnel in Seattle and the Mercer Island Lid Tunnel in Mercer Island will be closed from 10 PM Friday, June 14 through 6 AM Saturday, June 15 for routine maintenance.

WSDOT will also complete work updating an attenuator along the southbound I-5 off-ramp to James Street later this week, which will involve nighttime lane and ramp closures in downtown Seattle.

From 10 PM Thursday, June 6, to 4 AM Friday, June 7, crews will close:

  • The right two lanes of southbound I-5 from Yale Avenue to the James Street off-ramp.
  • The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street.
  • The Yale Avenue/Howell Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
  • The left lane of the James Street off-ramp.

Major league sports home games

Seattle Mariners

Upcoming games at T-Mobile Park

  • Monday, June 10 at 6:40 PM: Chicago White Sox
  • Tuesday, June 11 at 6:40 PM: Chicago White Sox
  • Wednesday, June 12 at 6:40 PM: Chicago White Sox
  • Thursday, June 13 at 6:40 PM: Chicago White Sox
  • Friday, June 14 at 7:10 PM: Texas Rangers
  • Saturday, June 15 at 4:15 PM: Texas Rangers
  • Sunday, June 16 at 1:10 PM: Texas Rangers

To learn more:

A wide angle view of a baseball field on a sunny day.
Wide-angle shot of T-Mobile Park with players standing at attention for the National Anthem before the first pitch. Photo credit: Steve Banfield via

If you’re riding the Link light rail, get off at the Stadium Station and walk a short two blocks over to the ballpark. If taking rideshare, there is a designated rideshare lot southeast of the stadium. If driving, the Mariners Garage opens 3 hours before game time. Biking, scooting, walking, or rolling to the game may also be great options, depending on your trip specifics. Find more information on navigating to T-Mobile Park here.

Seattle Storm

Upcoming games at Climate Pledge Arena

  • Tuesday, June 11 at 7 PM: Los Angeles Sparks

To learn more:

WNBA players tip off at the start of a basketball game. Many fans are in the background watching.
Seattle Storm vs LA Sparks. Players leap for the ball at tip-off. Photo credit: Ronald Woan via

For all major ticketed events, guests receive a free public transit pass alongside their ticket. If driving to the arena, there are three parking garages available nearby. Find more information on navigating to the arena here.

Seattle Sounders FC

Upcoming games at Lumen Field

  • Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 PM: Minnesota United FC

To learn more:

A large group of soccer fans cheer for their team, with many of them wearing green and blue shirts.
Seattle Sounder fans cheering for their team. Photo credit: Troy via

Seattle Reign FC

Upcoming games at Lumen Field

  • Sunday, June 16 at 1:00 PM: Portland Thorns FC

To learn more:

Community events

Please note: We’ve highlighted several upcoming community celebrations below – but this is not intended as a comprehensive list of every event in the city. We hope you enjoy taking part!

June 8: Indigenous People Festival – Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre

Two young kids dance and play music while wearing red and black clothing, at an indoor event.
Photo of two kids dancing with people playing musical instruments in the background. Photo credit: Seattle Center.

This festival is part of Seattle Center Festál, a program that’s been taking place for 27 years and holds a space for community members to connect and learn about the diverse ethnic communities of the Pacific Northwest. The event hosts a wide variety of cultural performers, delicious cuisine, and craft vendors. Find more information about the festival here.

Seattle Center can be reached by King County Metro bus or by taking the Seattle Center Monorail from Westlake. You can find a range of travel options to get to Seattle Center here.

June 6 and June 13: Spotlight on the Waterfront – Waterfront Park

A large group of people celebrate and dance at a large celebration outdoors on a sunny day. A tent and strung lights are at the top and background.
People dancing on the pier with string lights on a pole as the sun shines down. Photo credit: Sunny Martini via

Every Thursday from 6-8 PM from June to September, experience local music, art, and cultural performances at Waterfront Park, right here along Seattle’s central waterfront. Find more information about the event here.

Waterfront Park can be reached by King County Metro bus or Sound Transit light rail (the University Street Station is closest). You can also find a handful of nearby parking garages.

June 15: Columbia City Night Market – Columbia City

Several people watch musicians play live music at an outdoor event in the evening.
People listen to a live musical performance at a previous Columbia City Night Market event. Photo credit:

On the third Saturday of each month from 6-10 PM, the Columbia City Night Market features local vendors, artists, and food trucks accompanied with live music and a 21+ beer garden. The event is hosted at 7th Ave S, between S Hudson and S Edmonds streets.

The Columbia City Night Market can be reached by King County Metro bus or Sound Transit light rail (the Columbia City Station is closest). Or, depending on your trip, walking, biking, or rolling might be great ways for you to get to the market.

We hope this post provided you with useful tips and tools to help you travel throughout Seattle as these construction and community events all take place. Stay tuned for more blog posts like this throughout the summer. Thank you!

Editor’s Note: June 5, 2024: We updated this blog post to include more upcoming WSDOT work activities.