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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Weekend Brings More Summer Fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/13/2009  11:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Weekend Brings More Summer Fun
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - This coming weekend, August 14-16, brings another round of sports events and festivals featuring food and fun. Motorists should expect heavy traffic surrounding the event sites. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) encourages residents and visitors to consider shrinking their carbon footprints by trying other modes of travel such as walking, cycling or taking the bus.

Thursday, August 13
Seattle Mariners versus the New York Yankees 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Safeco Field
35,000 expected
Plan on heavy traffic around the stadium before and after the game.

Friday, August 14
Sunset Supper at the Market: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. .
1,150 expected
Streets closed: 3 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. Pike Place (Pike -Virginia streets) and Stewart Street (First Avenue - Pike Place).

Seattle Mariners versus the New York Yankees 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Safeco Field
40,000 expected
Plan on heavy traffic around the stadium before and after the game.


Saturday, August 15

Seattle Hempfest 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Myrtle Edwards Park
36,000 attending
Expect traffic congestion near the park. Bicyclists must dismount and walk their bikes through the park.

Leschi Park Centennial 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
500 expected
Expect traffic congestion near the park.
Seattle Police Southwest Precinct Picnic: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
420 attending
Streets closed: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. SW Webster Street (Delridge Way SW - 24th Avenue SW)

Seattle Mariners versus the New York Yankees 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Safeco Field
40,000 expected
Plan on heavy traffic around the stadium before and after the game.


Sunday, August 16
Seattle Danskin Women’s Triathlon: 6:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
10,850 participants expected
5,000 spectators
Genesee Park and surrounding area along Lake Washington Boulevard, and Lake Washington.
Streets closed: Some begin at 4:30 a.m. and others at 6:15 a.m. - vicinity of Genesee Park/Lake Washington Boulevard S (Seward Park - I-90). Lake Washington Boulevard will open to bicyclists at 10 a.m. for Bicycle Sunday. Parking for event will be at the Qwest Field North Lot and participants will then be shuttled to Genesee Park.

Seattle Hempfest 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Myrtle Edwards Park
36,000 attending
Expect traffic congestion near the park. Bicyclists must dismount and walk their bikes through the park.

Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1,000 expected
Plan on heavy traffic on streets surrounding Pike Place Market.

Seattle Mariners versus the New York Yankees 1:10 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Safeco Field
40,000 expected
Plan on heavy traffic around the stadium 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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