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Weekly update of construction closures in Downtown Seattle and SODO

Last updated: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 

This webpage contains information about WSDOT construction projects affecting vehicle or pedestrian traffic on I-5, SR 99, I-5/I-90 interchange, SR 519 and city streets through downtown Seattle and SODO. The information on this page could change without notice.

Get updates on city of Seattle closures and travel information from the Seattle Department of Transportation.  

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Regional High-Impact Closures

Last update: 9 a.m., 11/19
Seattle Marathon Closures 

Sunday, Nov. 30

  • The I-90 Center Roadway will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Lakeview will be fully closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to Roanoke Ave will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • I-5 Express Lanes ramp to and from Fifth Avenue and Columbia Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Last update: 11 a.m., 11/20
WSDOT: SR 99 Tunnel Project

  • Saturday, Dec. 6 - the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7 - All lanes of southbound SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 11:59 Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

WSDOT: I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV

  • Monday, Dec. 1 - The entire I-90 Center Roadway will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday night to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
  • Beginning Monday, Dec. 1 - The northbound Bellevue Way off-ramp from the eastbound I-90 Express Lanes will be closed around the clock for thirty-five days.

North End Closures   

Last update: 9 a.m., 11/19
WSDOT: SR 99 Tunnel Project 

  • Long-term closure - Sixth Avenue North is closed between Thomas and Republican streets for construction at the north portal of the SR 99 tunnel. Sixth Avenue North will reopen in a new configuration after the SR 99 tunnel opens to traffic.
  • Long-term closure - Harrison Street is closed from just west of Aurora Avenue to Broad Street for construction at the north portal of the SR 99 tunnel. Harrison Street will reopen after the tunnel opens to traffic.
  • Long-term closure - Republican Street is closed between Aurora Avenue North and Sixth Avenue North for construction at the north portal of the SR 99 tunnel. Republican Street will reopen after the tunnel opens to traffic.
  • Long-term closure - Parking is closed permanently on the north side of Thomas Street between Aurora Avenue North and Sixth Avenue North.   

Last update: 9 a.m., 11/20
WSDOT: SR 99 North Access Project

  • Permanent closure – The sidewalk on the east side of SR 99/Aurora Avenue North is closed around the clock.
  • Until further notice
    • The traffic along Dexter Avenue North will be shifted to the west side of Dexter Avenue North between Republican and Thomas streets.
    • Harrison Street between SR 99 and Dexter Avenue North is closed around the clock.
    • Harrison Street is closed around the clock between SR 99 and Eighth Avenue North.
    • Westbound Republican Street will be closed around the clock between SR 99 and Dexter Avenue North. 

City of Seattle: Mercer Corridor project 

  • Get updates  from the Seattle Department of Transportation on Mercer Corridor Project closures and construction. 

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Central Waterfront Closures    

Last update:  9 a.m., 11/19
WSDOT: SR 99 Tunnel Project   

  • Parking beneath the viaduct is permanently closed between South King Street and Virginia Street due to tunnel and Elliott Bay Seawall construction.  

City of Seattle: Elliott Bay Seawall

City of Seattle: First Hill Streetcar

 

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SODO Closures

Last update: 9 a.m., 11/19
WSDOT:
SR 99 Tunnel Project

  • No closures are scheduled. 

 

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Regional Closures   


Last update: 8:30 a.m., 11/19
WSDOT: SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project

  • A single lane of SR 520 in the westbound direction will be closed nightly between the mid-span to Lake Washington Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.  This work is anticipated to continue until April 2015.

Last update: 11 a.m., 11/20
WSDOT: I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV

  • Monday, Dec. 1 - The entire I-90 Center Roadway will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday night to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
  • Starting Monday, Dec. 1 - The eastbound I-90 HOV ramp to northbound Bellevue Way will be closed around-the-clock for 35 days.

Last update: 3 p.m., 11/13
Seattle Marathon Closures

Sunday, Nov. 30

  • The I-90 Center Roadway will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Lakeview will be fully closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to Roanoke will be fully closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The I-5 Express Lane ramp to and from Fifth Avenue and Columbia Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Last update: 11 a.m., 11/20
WSDOT: SR 99 Tunnel Project

  • No closures are scheduled.

Last update: 10 a.m., 11/19
WSDOT Maintenance

  • No closures are scheduled. 

Last update: 9 a.m., 11/19
I-5 express lanes schedule changes
Get the express lane schedule    

  • Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28 - Express lanes will operate on a weekend schedule.

Last update: 9 a.m., 11/19
I-90 express lanes schedule changes
Get the regular express lanes schedule.      

  • Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28 - Express lanes will operate on a weekend schedule.
  • Sunday, Nov. 30 - The express lanes will be closed from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
     
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    Friday, Nov. 28

    • Macy’s Holiday Parade, Downtown, 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Westlake Tree Lighting and Macy’s Fireworks, Downtown, 4 p.m. start


    Saturday, Nov. 29

    • Seattle Marathon 5K, Seattle Center/Downtown, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Seattle Children’s Kid Marathon, Seattle Center, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker begins season, McCaw Hall, times vary

    Sunday, Nov. 30

    • Seattle Marathon, Seattle Center and Downtown, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Sounders vs. LA Galaxy, CenturyLink Field, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


    Wednesday, Dec. 3

    • Stevie Wonder concert, KeyArena, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 


    Friday, Dec. 5

    • Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition, Westlake Mall and Park, 6 p.m.


    Sunday, Dec. 7

    • Possible MLS Cup game, CenturyLink Field, noon

     
    Tuesday, Dec. 9

    • Deck the Hall Ball, KeyArena, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.


    Sunday, Dec. 14
     

    • Seahawks vs. San Francisco, CenturyLink Field, 1:25 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Jingle Bell Run, Downtown/I-5, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.




     

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