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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Special Event Traffic for Last Days of Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/25/2009  2:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548



Special Event Traffic for Last Days of Summer

SEATTLE-There will be several community and sports events to keep in mind this week when traveling around the city, as the summer winds down. SDOT recommends that you use alternate forms of transportation whenever possible, such as bus, streetcar, light rail, bike or walking.

Monday through Friday, August 24-28

Mariners Games: Safeco Field, 7:10 p.m. each night this week.

Saturday, August 29

El Carnaval: Street fair at Holy Family Parish in West Seattle. 20th Avenue Southwest will be closed between Southwest Roxbury Street and Southwest 98th Street from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Event is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Expected attendance is 750.

Sounders Game: Qwest Field, 1 pm, 34,000 fans expected.

Mariners Game: Safeco Field, 7:10 p.m., 20,000 fans expected.

Sunday, August 30

El Carnaval: (See description above.) Street closure is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March for Youth: March begins at 3 p.m. from two separate points; one begins at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way South and South Walker Street. The other begins at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. They will meet at Sam Smith Park where there will be a rally from approximately 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. An estimated 500 participants are expected.

Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Streets surrounding Pike Place Market may be congested; 1,000 participants expected.

Mariners Game: Safeco Field, 1:10 p.m., 24,000 fans expected

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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