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Seattle weekend traffic and transit: Downtown ramp closure

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, like the Seattle Home Show.

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: The Home Show

The Seattle Home Show continues from last week at CenturyLink Field Event Center through Sunday. 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.

Road work and bus service changes

The Madison Street northbound offramp will be closed all weekend long, from 9 p.m. Friday night through 5 a.m. Monday morning. The Madison Street offramp closure has been canceled. Enjoy full use of the Madison Street offramp.

Starting just before midnight on Saturday night, crews will close the northbound Mercer Street onramp to install metering equipment—which will be in use a couple of weeks from now. That onramp opens back up at 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

Some city business is happening around Madison Street: SDOT crews will be working on Sixth Avenue between Marion and Madison from 8 a.m. to Saturday morning to 5 p.m. Sunday. Work will be happening all weekend, with Sixth closed entirely overnight.

Because of that work, a bus stop near Sixth Avenue and Marion Street will be relocated to Madison just east of Sixth from 4 a.m. this Saturday through next week.

The 26, 41, 345, and 346 are all being rerouted for a few blocks just south of the Northgate transit center overnight from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every day through Sunday morning.

Note: We put immediate and new closures in this section, but not every single planned street closure appears here. Explore all 99 active SDOT projects, many of which involve street and lane closures, here. Here are Sound Transit rider alerts; here are King County Metro rider alerts.

Sports: More UW Basketball

University of Washington’s women’s basketball team plays two home game this weekend: one Friday night at 8 p.m. at Stanford and another Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at California. Both those games are at Alaska Airlines Arena, which is right by Husky Stadium; Link Light Rail goes right there, plus the 44, 45, and 73.

Alaska Airlines Arena

3910 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98134 Visit Website