TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend alerts including West Seattle Grand Parade, Float Dodger 5K

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Standard outbound commute so far, as Friday morning proceeds. Reminders for your Saturday:

GRAND PARADE & FLOAT DODGER 5K TOMORROW: On Saturday morning, California SW will close from The Admiral District to The Junction for the West Seattle Grand Parade, preceded by the Float Dodger 5K, until the end of the parade in early afternoon. No-parking signs should be in place on side streets to be used for parade staging and for Metro rerouting (see those reroutes on the Metro website), starting as early as 6 am Saturday. (P.S. Hiawatha Community Center, at the start of the parade route, also hosts the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival all weekend – so be aware it’s a VERY busy, as well as fun, place!)

FARMERS’ MARKET ON SUNDAY: The West Seattle Farmers’ Market returns to California between Oregon and Alaska on Sunday, its home since mid-June; the market hours are 10 am-2 pm, while the road closure is set for 7 am-4 pm.

CITYWIDE WEEKEND ALERTS: If you’re wondering what else might affect you as you travel around the city this weekend – tonight, for example, there’s a big soccer match at the CLink – here’s the SDOT alert.

8:19 AM: If you’re going to Lincoln Park today – try the bus. A caller says that with a swim meet at Colman Pool today (it’s closed to the public as a result, and that will be in our daily preview later this morning), the parking lots are filling/filled. (We’ll be checking on this shortly.)

ONE MORE WEEKEND ALERT: In White Center, this weekend brings the Jubilee Days street festival on 17th SW south of Roxbury and, on Sunday, the parade (see the route here).

9:00 AM: Crash reported at 35th/Avalon. Don’t know the severity yet.

9:20 AM: We sent a crew to check it out, since SDOT cameras in the area are broken, but in the meantime, we’ve heard via scanner that the intersection IS OPEN.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend alerts including West Seattle Grand Parade, Float Dodger 5K"

  • jt July 17, 2015 (8:59 am)

    Do you know what time California gets closed tomorrow for parade? Parade starts at 11 but site doesn’t say about closures. Trying to get out of town to hike tomorrow morning. Also FYI it looks like Admiral Way will still be open, roughly the only cross-town arterial up here.

    • WSB July 17, 2015 (9:01 am)

      Hi – yes, Admiral is always open, the parade moved south of there long ago. As we’ve been mentioning all week, closures/detours are expected to start earlier. But there’s no exact time. “No parking” starts as soon as 6. Parade route itself probably closer to 9 am but I wouldn’t take chances, just assume 8.

  • cluelessinws July 17, 2015 (9:57 am)

    I wonder if SPD/Parking Enforcement will tow vehicles left in the no parking zones on the side streets? Signs went up a few days ago but every year there are still cars parked in these areas on the day of the parade.

  • cluelessinws July 17, 2015 (9:59 am)

    35th & Avalon is a jacked up intersection because people do what they want vs follow traffic control devices and signs.

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