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Weekly update of construction closures in Downtown Seattle and SODO

Last updated: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 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., 9/15
WSDOT: SR 99 Pavement Rehab

  • Sunday, Sept. 14 - Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Crews will close up to two lanes on in both directions of SR 99 between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane streets from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Monday, Sept. 15 - Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Crews will close the eastbound West Seattle Bridge ramp to northbound SR 99 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Crews will close all lanes of northbound SR 99 between South Spokane and South Atlantic streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 18 - Crews will close all lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Atlantic and South Spokane streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
WSDOT: I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV 

  • Until Sunday, Sept. 21 - The eastbound I-90 general purpose off-ramp to Bellevue Way Southeast will be closed around the clock. The HOV off-ramp to Bellevue Way Southeast will be open to all traffic.

 

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
Seattle City Light

  • Friday, Sept. 19 - Sunday, Sept. 21 - Both directions of I-5 will be closed between SR 599 and Boeing Access Road from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

 

North End Closures   

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
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 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. 
  • Saturday, Sept. 6; Monday, Sept. 8 - Thursday, Sept. 11
    • Parking on both sides along Thomas Street between Sixth Avenue North and Taylor Street will be closed from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. each night. 
    • Sixth Avenue North will be closed intermittently between Thomas Street and John Street from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
    • Thomas Street will be closed intermittently between Aurora Avenue North and Taylor Street from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
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
    • Dexter Avenue North is reduced to one lane in each direction around the clock between Thomas and Mercer streets. A separate bicycle lane will be maintained during peak commute hours.
    • 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., 9/15
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., 9/15
WSDOT:
SR 99 Tunnel Project

  • No closures are scheduled. 

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
WSDOT: SR 99 Pavement Rehab

  • Sunday, Sept. 14 - Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Crews will close up to two lanes on in both directions of SR 99 between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane streets from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Monday, Sept. 15 - Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Crews will close the eastbound West Seattle Bridge ramp to northbound SR 99 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Crews will close all lanes of northbound SR 99 between South Spokane and South Atlantic street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 18 - Crews will close all lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Atlantic and South Spokane streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Regional Closures   

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/11
WSDOT:
SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program 

  • No high-impact closures are scheduled. 

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
Seattle City Light

  • Friday, Sept. 19 - Sunday, Sept. 21 - Both directions of I-5 will be closed between SR 599 and Boeing Access Road from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.  

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15
WSDOT: I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV

  • Until Sunday, Sept. 21 - The eastbound I-90 general purpose off-ramp to Bellevue Way Southeast will be closed around the clock. The HOV off-ramp to Bellevue Way Southeast will be open to all traffic.
  • Until Thursday, Sept. 18 - The I-90 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night.

Last update: 9 a.m., 9/15 
WSDOT: Maintenance

  • Saturday, Sept. 20 - Four lanes of northbound I-5 will be closed between SR 599 in Tukwila and I-90.

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

  • No changes are scheduled.      

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

  • Until Thursday, Sept. 18 - The I-90 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night. 

     


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Saturday, Sept. 20

  • UW vs. Georgia State, Husky Stadium, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21

  • Seahawks vs. Denver, CenturyLink Field, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

  • Mariners vs. LA Angels, Safeco Field, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • Mariners vs. LA Angels, Safeco Field, 6 p.m.
  • UW vs. Stanford, Husky Stadium, TBD
  • Elton John, KeyArena, 7 p.m.
  • Sounders vs. Chivas USA, CenturyLink Field, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 28

  • Mariners vs. LA Angels, Safeco Field, 1 p.m.

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