Construction and Mariner game traffic

DMZ · April 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hey, if you’re thinking about driving into the game todaytomorrow, here’s some handy DOT info about the construction (SR519 link)

You’re hosed. Expect delays, detours, less parking, all kinds of trouble. Here’s their impact list:
– Lane closures on S. Royal Brougham Way between Occidental Avenue S. and Fourth Avenue S. Access to the Qwest Field garage will be provided.
– A full closure and no parking on Third Avenue S. between the Atlantic Street overpass and S. Royal Brougham Way.
– Lane closures on Fourth Avenue S. near S. Royal Brougham Way (beginning in May).
– Lane closures and parking restrictions on First Avenue S. between Starbucks and the Spokane Street Viaduct.
– Fewer on-street parking spaces in SODO.


11 Responses to “Construction and Mariner game traffic”

  1. georgmi on April 13th, 2009 12:27 pm

    The game’s not until tomorrow, right?

    (I originally said this very snarkily, but remembered in time that I’m new here and people don’t know me well enough to put up with me being an [expletive deleted].)

  2. coasty141 on April 13th, 2009 12:27 pm

    Which game would someone be trying to get to today?

  3. Mere Tantalisers on April 13th, 2009 12:33 pm

    I understand the inconvenience but generally I don’t see the problem with heavy traffic/parking issues if public transport options are available. It’s not as good as driving to the game, but I think we’d better start getting used to not driving places.

  4. georgmi on April 13th, 2009 12:37 pm

    Public transit in Seattle is appallingly bad if you’re not along the I-5 corridor or in Bellevue/Redmond.

    I remember when Metro “improved” service out to my parents’ place from once every two hours during rush hour to…once every hour and fifty-five minutes. My folks relied on the special shuttles to get to games; they’ll be attending fewer this year.

  5. DMZ on April 13th, 2009 12:38 pm

    Yeah, I published immediately instead of scheduling. Thanks for jumping on that so quickly.

  6. henryv on April 13th, 2009 12:40 pm

    I have gone to the first 3 Sounders games, and the traffic has really turned into a nightmare getting out because of the closures.

    The best thing I’ve found so far is to go into the back alley off of 1st, and then drive all the way to the light in front of Starbucks.

    Once you’re there, you’re basically home free.

  7. Mike Snow on April 13th, 2009 12:48 pm

    I would imagine the post can still be useful today for people making plans for tomorrow. Perhaps even more so that way.

  8. msb on April 13th, 2009 12:53 pm

    boy, between this, the pulling of the shuttles, and the general economic malaise, the FO must be pulling their hair out.

  9. kentroyals5 on April 13th, 2009 12:59 pm

    I typically park down on 6th & Massachusetts (by the bus barn). However, with traffic, etc, I may park down there all day to make sure I have a spot. Get down around 7am, park, and go to work. Anyone know if there is a time limit on parking down there? It’s a great location and really easy to get back onto I-5, assuming you are looking to go southbound. NB sucks though.

  10. joser on April 13th, 2009 1:20 pm

    Man, I’m not even going to talk about where I park down there when I drive to games — it’s tough enough to grab a free space as it is. But I rarely drive anymore. I’ve been mostly going to day games the past few years (especially those mid-week “getaway day” games) in part because it seems like every night game I go to is like 49 degrees and damp (even in July or August) and I freeze my ass off. And so when I go to day games, I ride my bike. Sounds like I may need to put the off-road tires back on my mountain bike, though.

  11. hark on April 13th, 2009 7:50 pm

    So as we’re bashing the FTA and ABA and such for the loss of the shuttles, can we now bash the DOT and our absolutely asinine state government for choosing to schedule this project in the middle of the season for baseball…and soccer! Christ, they could have started work on it in January after the end of Seahawks season and gotten a good deal done in 5 months. But that would make way too much sense.

    #$@% it all. Seriously.

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