A May Day demonstration for workers and immigrant rights, involving an estimated 2,000 participants, is expected to impact downtown traffic tomorrow. Transit service – and all traffic – in downtown Seattle will likely be delayed during the Tuesday afternoon commute and into the evening. The march will start at Judkins Park at 5 p.m. and will end at the Wells Fargo Building and the Federal Building.
The marchers will travel west on South Lane Street to 20th Place South; north on 20th to South Jackson Street; west on Jackson Street to Fourth Avenue; north on Fourth Avenue to Union Street; west on Union to Second Avenue; south on Second to Marion Street. There could be additional May Day activities in other locations that could also delay or disrupt traffic and transit.
A rally will be held at Second Avenue and Marion in front of the Federal Building and Wells Fargo.
Police Officers will escort the marchers. Travelers should expect congestion in the area. Second Avenue could possibly be closed during the rally. Bus riders should be prepared for transit service delays – and possible reroutes. This could affect bus service both on surface streets and possibly the transit tunnel.
If possible, people may want to leave work early Tuesday. They should also give themselves extra time to travel through the downtown area. Metro may have to temporarily reroute buses if streets are closed or become blocked.