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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Baseball Games to Bring Extra Fans to City Roadways

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/12/2009  4:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Baseball Games to Bring Extra Fans to City Roadways
Consider mass transit use or routes around construction

SEATTLE-With the Mariners taking on the New York Yankees from Thursday, August 13, to Sunday, August 16, travelers through downtown Seattle and south of downtown are advised to expect additional traffic during the four-day home stand.

Near capacity crowds will journey to three early evening games and a Sunday day game as the city continues work on critical paving projects. For a more enjoyable trip, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers to use routes around construction if possible, or better yet, take alternative transportation such as the new Link light rail, the Seattle Streetcar, King County Metro Transit or the Sounder train.

SDOT needs to complete critical paving projects during the warm, dry weather of summer and early fall. To help reduce the impact of construction, SDOT is aggressively managing right-of-way activities, utilizing more police officers for traffic control, coordinating with Metro to minimize mass transit delays and reserving the most disruptive work for off-peak hours. All travelers will enjoy the end result of these paving projects-better streets for cars, trucks, buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and a roadway system that can handle additional traffic during Alaskan Way Viaduct work.

To see alerts about ongoing roadway improvements and current traffic conditions, especially on game days, please visit the SDOT Web page at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ and click on the link for the Travelers Information Map. You can also receive real time traffic updates from the department by signing up for our Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/seattledot/ .

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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