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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

January 17th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is Monday, so closures and MLK Day events are included below as well as the weekend’s events. Sports-wise, there are sadly no more Seahawks games, but the Rat City Rollergirls kick off their season at the Key with their first bout on Saturday. And, film buffs should check out SIFF Uptown’s encore presentation of the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival and one-night only showing of Glengarry Glen Ross. Happy long weekend to those of you with Monday off!

Holiday Closures:

  • Seattle Public Library – closed
  • City of Seattle – offices closed
  • Free Parking Days – Free Parking day in Seattle
  • Garbage & Recycling – regular collection
  • Seattle Public Schools – no school
  • Metro Transit will operate a reduced weekday schedule and will reroute buses around the holiday events in downtown Seattle, the Central District and Capitol Hill. Buses will be rerouted from noon to 3pm.
  • Traffic Impacts:

    • Mercer: 9am-3pm, Tuesday, Jan 22 – Friday, Jan 25, lane restrictions on eastbound Mercer for installation of new signal poles and mast arms at the intersection of Mercer and Fairview. Two eastbound lanes will remain open to traffic between Terry Ave N and Fairview Ave N.
    • Aurora Bridge: Bridge reduced to one lane in each direction 9pm-5am Sunday, Jan 20 – Thursday, Jan 24; Fremont Way N southbound on-ramp to the Aurora Bridge will be closed 9pm-5am Sunday, Jan 20 – Thursday, Jan 24
    • I-5 Reconstruction: Friday, Jan 18 to Monday, Jan. 21, 10pm-5am, ramps from S. Columbian Way to the West Seattle Bridge, 6th Avenue S. and southbound I-5 will be closed. The ramp from S. Columbian Way to northbound I-5 will remain open.

    Multi-Day Events:

    Friday, January 18

    Saturday, January 19

    Sunday, January 20

    Monday, January 21

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    Tags: Arts & Culture · Traffic