Fremont Fair/Parade, NE 45th viaduct closure will complicate weekend traffic

Expect some traffic snarls this weekend if you’re heading to Fremont, the University District or University Village. These probably won’t affect Eastlake but you never know:

  • Fremont Solstice Fair and Parade: You have to hope it’s dry on Saturday so the body paint won’t run all over the streets of Fremont. The Solstice Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The parade, with its famous naked bike riders, is at noon on Saturday. Street closures are within the following boundaries: 1st Avenue N.W. on the west; N. 36th Street on the north; Fremont Avenue N. on the east; N. 34th Street and N. Canal Street on the south. Streets will be closed starting at 1 p.m. today (Friday) and won’t be open until midnight on Sunday.
  • N.E. 45th Street viaduct closure: The western end of the N.E. 45th Street viaduct is closed so it can be replaced. It won’t reopen until September. Be aware of the closure if you’re trying to get to University Village or Sand Point. Click here to see a photo of what the viaduct looks like now with the road surface off and how it looked under construction in 1939.