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From live music to neighborhood festivals, weekend fun is just a train, bus, bike, or scooter ride away with our travel tips!

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Day In Day Out Festival Madaraka Festival Othello Park International Festival Alki Beach Pride Home soccer games Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources Happy mid-August, Seattle! The summer is flying by,… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Traffic shifting onto new Alaskan Way lanes between Marion and Union streets along the Seattle waterfront

The Waterfront Seattle Program is reaching yet another milestone! Overnight on Monday, July 18 we will open five more blocks of the new Alaskan Way which means travel lanes will shift east from the current street to the newly-rebuilt street, between Marion and Union streets. These new improvements along the… [ Keep reading ]

Know before you go: quick travel tips for a busy 4th of July weekend

This weekend is the 4th of July – often a busy time for summer travel, and also a weekend full of summer construction and events. WSDOT’s Revive I-5 work continues this weekend to replace aging expansion joints on I-5 near downtown Seattle, and we have work planned on the Spokane… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Measure | We’re adding bus-only lanes on sections of Rainier Ave S to make transit more reliable and help save you time

Please note: this blog post is also available in additional languages via the links below, including Spanish, Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Traditional), and Arabic: Seattle Transit Measure (Iniciativa de transporte público) | Estamos agregando carriles exclusivos para autobuses en secciones de Rainier Ave S para hacer que el… [ Keep reading ]

Weekend travelers: Expect traffic & consider riding transit if you plan to attend Seattle Pride festivities, with Revive I-5 and other construction scheduled this weekend

Travelers, please be aware. If you plan to attend this weekend’s Seattle Pride Parade, we encourage you to have fun, but leave yourself extra travel time to and from the event as WSDOT’s Revive I-5 work resumes this weekend. The essential I-5 maintenance work means increased traffic congestion as crews… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the Fremont Fair this weekend? Consider taking transit, biking, walking, or rolling, and leave yourself extra travel time!

The Fremont Fair is one of Seattle’s iconic community celebrations, ringing in the start of summer over the solstice weekend with 300+ craft vendors, the annual solstice parade, live local music, delicious food and drink options, and more. We encourage anyone planning to attend the event to plan ahead and… [ Keep reading ]

THIS IS ONLY A TEST – Cascadia Rising Earthquake Preparedness Exercise | The Seattle/Puget Sound region has experienced a major earthquake event – important safety & transportation updates in the City of Seattle #CascadiaRising2022 #TestTestTest

Editor’s Note (June 14, 2022, 10:40 a.m.): This blog post is part of a multi-agency training exercise called “Cascadia Rising.” Federal, state, and local government agencies across the Puget Sound region, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest prepare for a coordinated response to a simulated major earthquake event, as part… Filed Under: Accessibility, Community Involvement, News Release, Safety, SDOT, Transit, Travel AdvisoryTagged With: , , , , , ,

Headed to the U District Street Fair this weekend? Plan ahead and consider transit options with scheduled Montlake Bridge closure.

Editor’s Note (5/20/2022 at 1:55 p.m.) – Update regarding this weekend’s Montlake Bridge closure: The Montlake Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 while WSDOT contractor crews complete paving work on both ends of the bridge. At least one bridge sidewalk… [ Keep reading ]

Lake Washington Blvd updates: community visioning process starting soon, and summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends schedule published.

Summary: This blog post includes two main updates. Please click on the two links directly below to jump down to each update. Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview Summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Blvd – Schedule Details Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview In the coming weeks, in… [ Keep reading ]

President Biden’s trip to Seattle will have a big impact on travel in the Puget Sound region. Travelers can expect delays and some detours in Seattle over the coming days. Learn more and plan ahead before you travel.

During presidential visits, the U.S. Secret Service has authority to provide security, including requiring intermittent closures of freeways and streets. The flow of buses and cars in downtown Seattle and around the region will be disrupted. While President Biden’s exact travel routes and timing are not published in advance, travelers… [ Keep reading ]