The city just sent out a traffic alert about three May Day marches tomorrow that might affect you even though they’re not in West Seattle – particularly if you use Alaskan Way or East Marginal Way – so we’re passing it along:
Three separate May Day marches are scheduled for Thursday,
May 1. The events will likely cause traffic disruptions for travelers
near the march routes. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
recommends that commuters plan accordingly and seek alternative routes
and means of transportation to avoid travel delays.
Two coordinated anti-war, pro-worker parades will begin at 12:30 p.m.
and will march to Pier 66. The first group, estimated at 500 to 2,000
marchers, will gather at Jack Perry Park, just south of S Massachusetts
Street, for the â€œMay Day March & Rally.â€ They will march north on E
Marginal Way to Alaskan Way, and will hold a rally at the Port of
Seattleâ€™s Pier 66.
The second group, of roughly 300 students, will assemble at Seattle
Central Community College on Broadway at Pine for the â€œStudent March
in Support of May 1st.â€ They will travel south on Broadway to Madison
Street; west on Madison to Alaskan Way; and finally north on Alaskan Way
to Pier 66. Depending upon the size of the crowd, lanes southbound on
Alaskan Way could be blocked at Pier 66.
Occurring from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the â€œ9th Annual May Day Rally
& Marchâ€ will involve more than 3,000 participants and is likely to impact
the afternoon commute. The march will move from Judkins Park (on the
north side of I-90 just east of the Mount Baker Tunnel), west on South
Nye Place to 20th Avenue South; north on 20th to South Jackson Street;
west on Jackson to 4th Avenue South; and north on 4th Avenue to the
Metro Transit expects that all bus service, especially in downtown and
lower Queen Anne, will be impacted from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with
potential delays of up to an hour or more. To avoid delays, passengers
are encouraged to utilize bus lines that service downtown via the
Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.