Please Plan Ahead for Traffic Impacts on #MayDaySea 2018

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is May Day, which means you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle throughout the day as police escort demonstrators from the El Comité May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights through the city.

On Tuesday, May 1, travelers can expect *at least* the following permitted demonstrations:

Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights: Rally at Judkins Park at 2:30 p.m. followed by a march from Judkins Park to 2nd Ave and Spring St at 3:30 p.m. Marchers will leave Judkins Park located at 20th Ave S and S Dearborn St and travel north on 20th Ave to S Jackson St; west on S Jackson St to 4th Ave; north on 4th Ave to Madison St; west on Madison St to 2nd Ave; north on 2nd Ave ending at Spring St. Seattle Police will use rolling closures around the routes as they proceed.

Considerable congestion will likely occur and impact traffic throughout Downtown. Please allow for extra time in traveling throughout the city on Monday.

There is also the possibility several other un-permitted demonstrations may be held during the day and evening. As the organizers of these events have not filed for permits with the city, there is no official route map for these rallies.

The @SeattleDOT and @SeattlePD Twitter feeds and Alert Seattle will provide updates throughout the day on any traffic impacts or other significant incidents. A large number of uniformed officers will be present at the day’s rallies to direct traffic, ensure everyone is able to freely and safely exercise their First Amendment rights, and prevent or respond to any unlawful behavior. As always, please contact an officer or call 911 if you have any concerns or need to report an emergency.