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Seattle weekend traffic and transit: The squeeze squeezes on

What’s affecting getting around 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. State Route 99 is still closed, for example—although it’s not the catastrophe some thought it was going to be!

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 Boat Show returns

There aren’t a lot of city-breaking events this week, but it is time for the Boat Show! It starts Friday and goes all week, with outposts at Centurylink Field in Sodo and Chandler’s Cove in South Lake Union. 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. For Chandler’s Cove, the South Lake Union Streetcar will drop off right there, plus the C Line and the 70.

Road work and bus service changes

The viaduct is still closed! This is the main thing happening. As a reminder: The 21, 37, 55, 56, 57, 113, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, and C-Line—basically every bus that exits or enters downtown via 99—will be rerouted until the tunnel opens. Some are missing their stops at Third and Seneca and/or Third and Pike, too, but regardless it’ll probably take longer than normal to get where you need to go.

There’s a few miscellaneous construction reroutes, too:

  • The 65 and 67 are rerouted from start of service until 10 p.m. on Saturday, missing the 45th and Roosevelt stop (the 65 misses its 42nd and Roosevelt stop, too).
  • The 107 is rerouted in both directions off Beacon Avenue S between Cloverdale and Myrtle all day Saturday and Sunday.

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: A little bit of UW

There’s a small selection of University of Washington sporting events: women’s tennis all weekend and a track and field invitational Friday and Saturday. All of UW’s sports business should be around Husky Stadium; Link Light Rail goes right there, plus the 44, 45, and 73.

Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Boulevard Northeast, , WA 98195 Visit Website

CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98134 Visit Website

Lake Union

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