11th Annual Spring Clean Announced

Join us for Pioneer Square’s Annual Spring Clean!

Volunteers come to Pioneer Square to remove graffiti, pick up litter, weed tree wells, stencil storm drains, mulch street medians, and plant pallet gardens for the neighborhood.

WHERE: Meet at Occidental Square Park 
                 in historic Pioneer Square, Seattle
                 (117 S Washington St)
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
               Check-in: 8:30am 
               Cleanup activities: 9:00am – 12:00pm


The Spring Clean is part of our ongoing mission to better Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. Learn more about us at AllianceForPioneerSquare.org and stay up to date on the neighborhood at PioneerSquare.org.

Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Spring Clean is at our doorstep once again! Grab a co-worker, a neighbor, or that delinquent nephew and join us as we spruce up the neighborhood. Pull on those old college painting pants and get on with some graffiti abatement. Don grandpa’s dirty overalls and start yanking weeds. Whatever shabby old working clothes you have will do the trick. If you don’t have any, T-shirts will be provided along with coffee and snacks to get you pumped for the day.

Register here: http://bit.ly/psqspringclean17

Upstream Music Fest and Summit

UPSTREAM MUSIC FEST AND SUMMIT is coming to Pioneer Square!


The news about Upstream Music Fest and Summit is finally public. It will be held in Pioneer Square, May 11-13, 2017. In the weeks and months to come, you’ll hear more about event logistics, ticket sales, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Read articles about the launch in the Seattle Times and The Stranger.

Visit the Upstream Music Fest and Summit website.

Follow Upstream on Twitter at twitter.com/UpstreamFest, on Facebook at facebook.com/UpstreamMusicFest, on Snapchat @upstreamfest and on Instagram at instagram.com/UpstreamMusicFest for more updates.



Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure Begins April 29

Approximate two-week closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct – starts April 29

2016_0429_Bertha_progress_map_1Beginning Friday, April 29, the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed for approximately two weeks as a precautionary measure while Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, travels beneath the structure. The viaduct will be closed between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge. For the most up-to-date information, visit 99closure.org.

Make a travel plan and expect additional congestion throughout the region

This closure will disrupt local and regional traffic patterns. WSDOT is coordinating with other transportation agencies to keep people moving through a variety of measures, but is expecting the closure to increase traffic congestion regardless. We are asking travelers in Seattle and the surrounding region to plan ahead and consider adjusting their travel habits to help us keep people moving on highways and city streets. We recommend that you:

  • Allow plenty of extra travel time and expect rush hour congestion to start earlier and end later.
  • If possible, consider leaving early or delaying your trip to avoid traveling during peak times. Know before you go and check out the travel resources page so you can make informed travel choices during the closure.
  • Consider working from home if you can, to avoid commuting altogether.

 Need help making a travel plan?

Take a look at this travel alternatives handout for a detailed list of resources and options for changing your commute.

 Stay up-to-date

For the latest information regarding traffic conditions and tunneling progress:

Download the Closure Map Here