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Weekly update of construction closures in Downtown Seattle and SODO

Last updated: 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 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., 8/28
WSDOT: SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program

  • Saturday, Sept. 13 - Monday, Sept. 15 - Both directions of SR 520 will be closed between the Montlake Boulevard Northeast and I-405 from 9 p.m. Saturday,  to 5 a.m. Monday.    

North End Closures   

Last update: 9 a.m., 8/28
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., 8/28
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.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 28 - Drivers should expect single lane closures in both directions of SR 99 between the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  
  • Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Sept. 14 - Crews will close Dexter Avenue North between Republican and Thomas streets from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday,

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., 8/28
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., 8/28
WSDOT:
SR 99 Tunnel Project

  • No closures are scheduled. 

 

Last update: 9 a.m., 8/28
WSDOT: SR 99 Pavement Rehab

  • Thursday, Aug. 28 -Crews will close two lanes on southbound SR 99 between South Spokane Street and South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2 - Friday, Sept. 5 Crews will reduce southbound SR 99 to one lane between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2; Thursday, Sept. 4 - Friday, Sept. 5 - Crews will reduce northbound SR 99 to one lane between South Spokane and South Atlantic streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.  
  • Monday, Sept. 8 - Thursday, Sept. 11 - Crews will reduce southbound SR 99 to one lane between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Monday, Sept. 8  - Wednesday, Sept. 11 - Crews will reduce northbound SR 99 to one lane between South Spokane and South Atlantic streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

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Regional Closures   

Last update: 9 a.m., 8/28
WSDOT:
SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program 

  • Thursday, Aug. 21 - Westbound SR 520 will be closed between Montlake Boulevard Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 13 - Monday, Sept. 15 - Both directions of SR 520 will be closed between the Montlake Boulevard Northeast and I-405 from 9 p.m. Saturday, to 5 a.m. Monday.

Last update: 9 a.m., 8/28
WSDOT: Maintenance

  • Friday, Sept. 5 - Southbound I-5 will be closed under the Convention Center from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Southbound I-5 on-ramps at Mercer Street and Yale/Howell will also be closed during the same time.
  • Thursday, Sept. 11 - Drivers should expect intermittent 30-minute closures of the SR 520 bridge between Montlake Boulevard Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Last update: 10 a.m., 8/28

Last update: 9 a.m., 8/28
I-5 express lanes schedule changes
Get the express lane schedule    

  • Monday, Sept. 1 - The express lanes will be operate on weekend hours for Labor Day - southbound from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and northbound from 1:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.     

Last update: 9 a.m., 8/28
I-90 express lanes schedule changes
Get the regular express lanes schedule.      

  • Saturday, Aug. 30 - Tuesday, Sept. 3 - The express lanes will be westbound from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
      

     


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Thursday, Aug. 28

  • WSU vs. Rutgers, CenturyLink Field, 7 p.m. 

Friday, Aug. 29

  • Mariners vs. Washington, Safeco Field, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31

  • PAX Expo, WA State Convention Center, 10 a.m. to midnight daily.

Friday Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1

  • Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, hours vary 

Saturday, Aug. 30

  • Sounders vs. Colorado, CenturyLink Field, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

  • Mariners vs. Washington, Safeco Field, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31

  • Mariners vs. Washington, Safeco Field, 1 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

  • NFL Kickoff Concert, North Lot of CenturyLink Field, 3 p.m.
  • Seahawks vs. Packers, CenturyLink Field, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

  • Huskies vs. Eastern Washington, Husky Stadium, noon

Monday, Sept. 8 - Wednesday, Sept. 10

  • Mariners vs. Houston, Safeco Field, 7 p.m. each night

Friday, Sept. 12 

  • Mariners vs. Oakland, Safeco Field, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

  • Mariners vs. Oakland, Safeco Field, 6 p.m.
  • Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, CenturyLink Field, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 14

  • Mariners vs. Oakland, Safeco Field, 1 p.m.

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