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Seattle weekend traffic: The Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge

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 some big Amazon beef fest happening, and a couple of concerts, too.

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.

Road work: West Seattle Bridge and Battery Street Tunnel closures

The Battery Street Tunnel will be closed starting late Friday night for paving work above. Northbound traffic will exit at Western Avenue; southbound will exit at Denny. The work should be wrapped up by 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, one end of the West Seattle Bridge—35th Avenue Southwest through Southwest Admiral Way—also closes late Friday night to replace barriers. Detours will be in place. It should reopen by 7 a.m. Saturday.

No sports!

After a vey football-filled weekend last week, there are no major sports events happening in Seattle this weekend. Which is probably for the best.

Other events: Concerts and more

The Seattle International Auto Show is going on at Centurylink Field Event Center Thursday through Sunday. 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.

Two concerts hit Key Arena this weekend: Halsey on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Fall Out Boy Sunday night at 7 p.m. Get to Key Arena directly using King County Metro routes 1, 2, 8, 32, or RapidRide D.

Friday through Sunday, Seattle Met and Amazon are putting on a beef festival called Cowabunga (get it?) at various points around South Lake Union, but largely at the Troy Block on Boren between Harrison and Thomas. The South Lake Union Streetcar and Metro route 70 get closest, although the 8, 40, and C Line get close-ish.

On Saturday, monthly pop-up shop the Sodo Flea will probably be especially busy with the holidays coming up. That takes over—and closes—Occidental Avenue South and Forest Avenue South in an L-shape bounded by First Avenue South and South Hanford Street. Get there directly on Metro routes 21 or 50, or get a few blocks away on Link light rail from the Sodo station.

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