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Plan ahead for area road closures: SR 520 Bridge, Mercer ramps, more

Road TransportationSafeco FieldHIV - AIDS

Several significant roadway closures will occur this weekend in Seattle. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and also consider special event traffic when selecting their routes.

I-5 On and Off-ramps at Mercer Street:

The I-5 on- and off-ramps will be closed at Mercer Street from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. The I-5 on-ramp at University Street will also be closed to provide more efficient traffic flow around the closed Mercer Street exit lane. Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes such as SR 99, or alternate I-5 exits and entrances. Detour routes may be heavily used, especially Denny Way. For more on detour routes, see SDOT’s Web site,

 Aurora and N 85th Street Intersection:

The intersection of Aurora Avenue N and N 85th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. One westbound lane on N 85th Street will remain open through the intersection. 

State Route 520 bridge:

The Washington State Department of Transportation is closing both directions of the SR 520 bridge from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. SR 520 will be closed from Montlake Boulevard in Seattle to Interstate 405 in Bellevue.

Coinciding with this closure, Lake Washington Boulevard East through the Arboretum will also be closed. (See below.)

Pike Street at Broadway:

Traffic on Pike Street will be detoured at Broadway from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday to facilitate construction of the First Hill Streetcar. Traffic will be maintained on Broadway but no left turns will be allowed at Pike Street.  East and west traffic on Pike will be required to turn right at Broadway. 

Sounders Schedule at Century Link Field:

Saturday, Sept. 22nd, vs. San Jose Earthquakes; 7:30 p.m.

Mariners Games at Safeco Field:

Saturday, Sept. 22, vs. Texas Rangers; 6:10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. Texas Rangers; 1:10 p.m. 

October Fest in Fremont:

Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23

This Fremont Neighborhood event will close streets from Thursday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 23. The fest will be located on N Canal Street and on N 35th Street between Phinney Avenue N and 1st Avenue NW. The streets will be closed from 6 a.m. Thursday through 11 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run on Capitol Hill:

The walk and run on Saturday, Sept. 22 will start and finish in Volunteer Park starting at 10 a.m. with a route on Capitol Hill streets.






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