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January 9, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Night closures scheduled for Fremont Bridge this weekend

The Fremont Bridge will be closed to all traffic Saturday and Sunday from midnight to 7 a.m. this weekend, the Seattle Department of Transportation said in a news release. The bridge’s southern span will be kept upright so crews can prime and paint the steel underneath and behind the bridge counter-weight. Bicyclists and pedestrians will…

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August 8, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Transit Tunnel will be closed Saturday morning

The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel and Stadium Link Station will be closed from 5 to 11 a.m. on Saturday as King County Metro and Sound Transit conduct operational tests related to the future University Link light-rail service. More details and specific closures from Metro: All downtown tunnel stations and Stadium Link Station at South Royal Brougham Way…

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October 3, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Viaduct closures this weekend

While the hectic summer construction season has come and gone, road closures never cease. This time, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is undergoing its semiannual inspection and a few blocks away, Aurora Avenue North will close near Seattle Center, so workers can install a sewer line for the Mercer West project. All lanes of the Viaduct from South…

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July 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

University Bridge to close on and off today due to the heat

The University Bridge will close for about 10 minutes each hour during the day so it can be flushed to keep it from getting too hot, says the Seattle Department of Transportation. There could be some maintenance headaches if the bridge gets too hot and expands. The closures will continue until the early evening when it gets…

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December 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Eight lane closures, including at I-5 in Federal Way

Two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 at Federal Way are closing this weekend — the most disruptive of at least eight Seattle-area lane closures the next few days. The I-5 work will occur from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, where I-5 meets Highway 161, the Enchanted Parkway area.  The carpool lane and left general-traffic lane…

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September 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Road closures this weekend mean you’ll want to plan ahead

Some road closures and several events in Seattle this weekend could cause some traffic tie-ups, so the Seattle and state transportation departments are urging you to plan ahead. The Mariners and Sounders are playing in Sodo, there’s a gymnastics show at KeyArena, and the St. Demetrios Greek Festival will be in full swing in the Montlake…

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August 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Blue Angels mean closures of I-90 Thursday through Sunday

The Blue Angels are here for this weekend’s Seafair celebrations, and that means intermittent closures of Interstate 90. The precision flying team will roar over Lake Washington in practice sessions Thursday and Friday and put on shows Saturday and Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration requires the state Transportation Department to close I-90 while the Blue Angels…

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June 10, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Spokane Street Viaduct lanes open early

The westbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct opened this morning, ahead of schedule.   The lanes, closed since Saturday evening, had been scheduled to remain closed until early Monday for construction work on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.    Expect closures again Wednesday and Thursday, when the eastbound lanes will be shut down from 10 p.m. both nights to 5 a.m. the following mornings….

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May 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Shootings lead to community center closures

The deadly shootings at a cafe in Seattle’s U District and the manhunt for the gunman in the shooting death of a woman near Town Hall in downtown Seattle has led to lockdowns at community centers in Greenlake, Ravenna/Eckstein and Delridge. Our community partner the West Seattle Blog reports that Hope Lutheran, Seattle Lutheran and Tilden…

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December 22, 2011 at 7:39 PM

What's open, closed for holidays

For the Christmas holiday, some businesses and most public services will keep limited hours over the weekend. A list of what’s open and closed from Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26: Parking rates in Seattle are unchanged Saturday but parking is free Sunday and Monday. All state liquor stores are open Saturday 10 a.m. to 6…

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