On Saturday, June 22, about 25,000 runners will take to the streets for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon. The race will affect I-5, I-90, State Route 99 and a number of nearby surface streets:
Northbound SR 99, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct, will be closed between South Hudson Street and South Roy Street from 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 22.
Streets near the Seattle Center, such as Mercer Street and Fifth Avenue, will be closed from … more
Saturday, June 15
Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Northgate and south of the Ship Canal Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday, June 16
Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Northgate and south of the Ship Canal Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Monday, June 17
Sixth Avenue will be reduced to one northbound lane between Bell and Battery … more
By now, drivers on State Route 99 near the stadiums are used to seeing large cranes and machinery near the spot where Bertha will start tunneling this summer. A crane is a crane is a crane, right?
Except when the crane in question is the Barnhart Modular Lift Tower, better known to most as the giant red crane that lowered many of Bertha’s 41 pieces into the pit where she’s getting ready to dig. Aside from having an impressively technical name, the modular lift tower, like … more