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Seattle weekend traffic: Football and a marine expo

What’s blocking up traffic this weekend—and how to ride transit to it (or around it)

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Another weekend, another whole list of things that could disrupt getting around. Some of these events might be things you’re doing, too: There’s football and, because we live in Seattle, a marine expo and a mid-November 5K.

We’ve combed through the alerts and advisories from both the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to deliver transit-friendly solutions for your weekend outings.

Some of this weekend’s advisories—and transit-oriented alternate routes to events—are listed below.

Sports: Seahawks and Huskies

On Saturday, the University of Washington Huskies play the Utah Utes at 7:30 p.m.

The Seahawks are on Monday Night Football against the Falcons this time around, and despite it not being on a weekend, it’s probably still worth mentioning on this roundup—that starts at 5:30 p.m.

Husky Stadium is one of the few places in the U District that Link Light Rail goes directly to. Other options: Metro runs shuttle buses from the Eastgate, Federal Way, Houghton, Kingsgate, South Kirkland, and South Renton Park and Rides. Husky Stadium is also served by Metro routes 44, 45, 71, and 73.

Link Light Rail goes to Centurylink—take your pick of the International District or Stadium stations—as does the First Hill Streetcar and a ton of bus routes from Metro, Community Transit, and Sound Transit.

Other events

The Pacific Marine Expo is going on Thursday through Saturday at Centurylink Field Event Center—to get there using transit, go the same way you would to Centurylink Field.

On Sunday, the Mashed Potato Munch Off 5K and 10K starts on the south end of Green Lake and benefits Union Gospel Mission. The Metro E Line will get you closest to the starting line.

Road work

In Belltown, Third Avenue will be reduced to a single lane between Lenora and Battery streets—which means that buses will be rerouted to Second Avenue between Cedar and Blanchard, with the Third and Cedar bus stop relocated to Third and Clay.

Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Blvd., Seattle, WA 98105

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98134 Visit Website