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Seattle weekend traffic: Football and football

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. It’s pretty chill this weekend, at least, as far as planned things go—but football on both the college and the professional level can throw a wrench in the works pretty easily.

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.

Weekend events: Not too many!

Big-impact events are at a minimum this week! Ozuna plays Thursday night at 8 p.m. at WaMu Theater. Link Light Rail goes there (get off at the stadium or ID stop) or one of a myriad bus routes.

Sports: Football!

It’s fall and most of what we have going on is football.

The University of Washington Huskies play Stanford on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Husky stadium. Take Link Light Rail straight there, or ride Metro routes 44, 45, 71, or 73. Metro also offers game day shuttles from the ‘burbs.

Then on Sunday, the Seahawks play the Chargers at 1:05 p.m. at Centurylink Field. Link Light Rail goes there—the stadium or ID stop will be about the same—or take one of a ton of bus routes from the ‘burbs and elsewhere in the city. The Sound Transit Sounder train will also be making special trips from as far north as Everett and as far south as Lakewood for the game.

Road work and bus service changes

Again: not too much going on here compared to more recent weeks as construction weather starts to wane. The main thing is that it’s started getting wet outside again, and WSDOT would like to remind you to slow down and turn your lights on if you drive.

The 31, 32, 44, 45, 48, 65, 67, 71, and 75 all get rerouted on Husky game days—which includes this Saturday’s game. The 21 gets rerouted and misses a couple of stops before and after Seahawks games, including Sunday’s.

Note: We put immediate and new closures in this section, but not every single planned street closure appears here. Explore all 94 active SDOT projects, many of which involve street and lane closures, here, and the city’s construction lookahead. Here are Sound Transit rider alerts; here are King County Metro rider alerts.

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98134 Visit Website

Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Boulevard Northeast, , WA 98195 Visit Website