This Weekend’s Events in Seattle: Better Plan Ahead with Viaduct Closure & Hot Chocolate Run

It's a fun weekend in Seattle!  Checkout the events below.   Plan ahead to avoid driving delays given the Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure and Sunday morning's Hot Chocolate 15k/5k run.

 

SEATTLE – Multiple events are planned for the coming weekend (today, through Sunday, March 2) at both the Seattle Center and the CenturyLink Field Events Center. Motorists should expect normal congestion associated with the events around both facilities.   There is, however, inspection work and one event that could slow you down if you don’t make plans: The Hot Chocolate 15k and 5k run on Sunday morning,  which will take advantage of the weekend semi-annual inspection closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct; the run will also close SR 99/Aurora Avenue N up to N 48th  Street,  just south of the Woodland Park Zoo.  For more details, please see the following schedule.

Seattle Center activities:

Friday, February 28

Seattle Opera Performance of The Consul:  7:30 – 9:55 p.m.

McCaw Hall

2,900 attending

Expect heavier traffic on Mercer Street.

 

Saturday, March 1

Hot Chocolate 15k/5K Expo and Packet Pick-up:  10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Exhibition Hall

8,000 attending

Expect heavier traffic on Mercer Street.

 

Seattle University vs Idaho Men’s Basketball :  7 – 9:30 p.m.

Key Arena, Seattle Center

3,500 attending

Expect heavier traffic on the west side of the center grounds.

 

Seattle Opera Performance of The Consul:  7:30 – 9:55 p.m.

McCaw Hall

2,900 attending

Expect heavier traffic on Mercer Street.      

 

CenturyLink Field Event Center activities:

Friday – Sunday, February 28 – March 2

Seattle Golf & Travel Show:

CenturyLink Field Event Center

Attending:  Approximately 1,000 Friday and  2,500 per weekend day

Expect congestion surrounding stadium.

http://www.seattlegolfshow.com/show-information/

 

Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo:

CenturyLink Field Event Center

Attending:  3,000 Friday and approximately 3,500 per weekend day

Expect congestion surrounding stadium.

http://www.nwoutdooradventureexpo.com/

 

Sunday, March 2

Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K: 5k run – 6:45 a.m.; 15k run – 7:40 a.m.

Gathers at Seattle Center

7,000 participants

Motorists should keep the follow closures in mind:

Closed 6 – 11 a.m.:  SR-99 between the Western Avenue off-ramp and N 48th Street (includes Aurora Bridge)

Closed from 6:30 – 11:30 a.m.: all other streets along the route

 5k route: Starts on Second Avenue N on Seattle Center campus; moves south on Second to Broad Street; west on Broad to Elliott Avenue; south on Elliott to Western Avenue; south on Western to approximately Pike Street; makes a U-turn, then goes north on Western to the northbound SR-99 Bell Street on-ramp; north on SR-99 to Republican Street; east on Republican to Dexter Avenue N; north on Dexter to Mercer Street; west on Mercer to Fifth Avenue. N; south on Fifth to Thomas Street; west on Thomas onto the Seattle Center grounds;

15K route: Starts on Second Avenue N on Seattle Center campus; south on Second to Broad Street; west on Broad to Elliott Avenue; south on Elliott to Western Avenue; south on Western to Spring Street; makes a U-turn, and then moves north on Western to the southbound SR-99 Battery Street off-ramp; then north on SR-99 to N 48th Street; does a  U-turn and goes south on Aurora to Republican Street; east on Republican to Dexter Avenue N; north on Dexter to Mercer Street; west on Mercer to Fifth Avenue N; south on Fifth to Thomas Street; west on Thomas onto Seattle Center grounds;

For more details please:  http://www.hotchocolate15k.com/seattle/

Key Construction /inspection closures:

Washington State Department of Transportation Alaskan Way Viaduct Semiannual Inspection, Friday, February 28 – Monday, March 3

  • Both directions of SR 99 will be closed between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Both directions of SR 99 will be closed between Valley Street and South Spokane Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
  • Both directions of SR 99 will be closed between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.
  • Both directions of SR 99 will be closed between North 48th Street and South Spokane Street from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • Both directions of SR 99 will be closed between Denny Way and South Spokane Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Montlake Bridge: Washington State Department of Transportation will close a single lane in each direction of the Montlake Bridge (SR 513) – Saturday, March, 1, 6:30 a.m. – Noon. Maintenance crews will do repairs on the bridge.  Drivers should plan on delays.

First Hill Streetcar:  Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 –  Partial intersection closures on S Jackson Street at Eighth Avenue S (Saturday) and S Jackson Street and Fifth Avenue S (Sunday).

Seattle Weekend Events provided by SDOT

Photo credit to Nat Rocket (see license).

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Kelly Weisfield | Category: Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,