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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: SDOT Weekend Traffic Advisory- Aug 7-9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/6/2009  5:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Norm Mah  (206) 684-8114



Another Fun-Filled Weekend Ahead
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - Summer celebrations offering up fun and food continue across Seattle this coming weekend, August 7-9. While there are fewer events than on previous weekends, motorists should expect heavy traffic near the event sites. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) encourages residents and visitors to consider parking the car and trying other modes of travel such as cycling, taking the bus, or if feasible, walking.

Friday, August 7
South Lake Union Block Party: Noon - 11 p.m.
3,100 attending
To be held on a private lot bounded by Ninth Avenue, John Street, Westlake Avenue, and Denny Way. John Street is now closed 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 8.

Seattle Mariners versus Tampa Bay Rays: 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
41,000+ attending
Expect congestion earlier than usual, starting around 4 p.m. on streets surrounding Safeco Field.

Saturday, August 8
Seattle Mariners versus. Tampa Bay Rays: 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
23,000 attending
Expect congestion on streets surrounding Safeco Field before and after the game.

Seattle Summer Streets and Rainier Valley Heritage Parade: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2,500 to 5,000 attending
Parade: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Summer Streets: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Streets closed:
10:45 a.m. -3 p.m.: Rainier Avenue S (Alaska to Orcas streets);
10 a.m. -Noon: 42nd Avenue S (Rainier to S Ferdinand Street);
8 a.m. -5 p.m.: S Hudson Street (Rainier to 39th Avenue S).
No Parking:
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Rainier Avenue S (Alaska to Orcas streets)
8 a.m. to noon- 42nd Avenue S (Rainier to S Ferdinand Street)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - S Hudson Street (Rainier to 39th Avenue S)

Parade stages on 42nd Avenue S. (Rainier to S. Ferdinand Street) from 10 a.m. to noon. At 11 a.m., the parade starts on Rainier Avenue S at 42nd Avenue S and heads north to S. Angelina Street. Parade vehicles will continue to S. Alaskan Street before dispersing.

Seattle Tour de Fat: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gas Works Park
3,000 attending
No streets closed; expect congestion on surrounding streets

Educational Resource Street Fair: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Peoples Institutional Baptist Church (159 24th Avenue)
1,000 expected
Street closed: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 24th Ave. (E Yesler Way to E Alder Street)

Vietnamese Catholic Church Summer Festival: 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Bailey Gatzert School playground (1302 E Yesler Way)
3,000 attending
No street closures; expect congestion on surrounding streets

Festival of India: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Waterfront Park (1301 Alaskan Way.)
1,000 attending
No street closures; expect congestion on surrounding streets

Sunday, August 9
Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pike Place between Pike Street and Virginia Street
1,000 expected
Streets surrounding Pike Place Market maybe congested.

Vietnamese Catholic Church Summer Festival: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bailey Gatzert School playground (1302 E. Yesler)
3,000 attending
No street closures; expect congestion on surrounding streets; 10:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m.

Holy Rosary Parish Centennial Picnic: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
42nd Ave. SW between SW Genesee Street and SW Dakota Street
375 attending
Street closure: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - 42nd Avenue from SW Genesee - SW Dakota streets

Festival of India: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Waterfront Park (1301 Alaskan Way.)
1,000
No street closures; expect congestion on surrounding streets.

Seattle Mariners versus Tampa Bay Rays: 1:10 p.m. - 4 p.m.
23,000 attending
Expect congestion on streets surrounding Safeco Field before and after the game.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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