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Seattle weekend traffic: Seahawks, Geek Girl Con, and more

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: Geek Girl Con is on, and the Seahawks season continues with a home game.

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.

The Seahawks, the Sounders, and the stadium district

The Seahawks play the Indianapolis Colts at Centurylink Field on Sunday at 5:30.

On Saturday, the Eagles play with the Doobie Brothers Concert at Safeco Field at 7 p.m.

Link Light Rail goes to both Safeco and 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.

The Mariners are done for the season. Goodbye, baseball (in the less-good way). The Sounders just had a game on Wednesday.

Geek Girl Con and more

If you’re a new or returning University of Washington student, you might be going to Up Your Ave on Friday. If you’re not, you should at least know that Northeast 43rd Street will be closed between Brooklyn Avenue and University Way from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The 44, 45, 48, 49, 70, 71, and 73 will all get you close.

On Saturday, Gorillaz play Key Arena at 8 p.m. Get to Key Arena directly using King County Metro routes 1, 2, 8, 32, or RapidRide D.

Geek Girl Con

Saturday and Sunday, Geek Girl Con takes over the Washington State Convention Center with its celebration of women in comics, gaming, tech, and more.

Your closest Link Light Rail stop to the Convention Center is going to be Westlake Station, and at least for now—until the Convention Center expansion takes over—multiple buses run through the Convention Station, including Metro routes 41 74, 101, 102, 150, and 255, plus Sound Transit 550.

Outside the tunnel, westbound 7, 10, 43, 47, 49, and 150 take you a block away from the Convention Center.

Even closer: the eastbound 10, 43, and 47 stop right out front, but only after having gone a few blocks.

Most buses that gets you downtown will get you within several blocks of the Convention Center. Even more run down the transit corridor on Third Avenue, which is four or five blocks away depending on where you enter the Convention Center.

Road work

On Interstate 5, closures will be happening on the southbound Ship Canal Bridge both Saturday and Sunday from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m.. The 45th Street onramp will be closed Sunday.

Thursday through Saturday night, the northbound Mercer Street onramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The northbound Swift Avenue offramp will be closed overnight Saturday and Sunday, too, along with some lane closures.

A whole mess of streets around where First Avenue and Second Avenue converge with Seneca Street and University Street will be partially closed for paving from Friday night at midnight through Saturday night at 10 p.m.

Wall Street will be closed between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue from Friday through Monday morning for repaving.

Washington State Convention Center

800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 694-5000 Visit Website

Safeco Field

1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134 Visit Website

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98134 Visit Website