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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Alaskan Way Viaduct Closing Saturday Morning for Heart Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/1/2009  2:15:00 PM
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Alaskan Way Viaduct Closing Saturday Morning for Heart Walk

SEATTLE – On Saturday, October 5, thousands of people will do the right thing for their hearts and for the Heart Association by taking part in the Puget Sound Heart Walk. In addition to the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Saturday morning for the Heart Walk, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises motorists to also plan on heavy traffic associated with other events taking place over the weekend.  SDOT encourages motorists to “think green” and try reducing their “carbon footprint” and save money by traveling to the weekend events via bus, the Sounder, Link Light Rail, cycling or, if appropriate, walking. 

Friday, October 2

AVEventure 2009 :  4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
2,100 expected
Event will occur on the sidewalks of University Way NE (NE 41 st Street –NE Ravenna Boulevard). Motorists should expect congestion in the area.

Seattle Mariners versus Texas Rangers:   7:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
22,000 expected
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

Saturday, October 3

Puget Sound Heart Walk :  9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
8,700 expected
Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) closed from 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Walk starts by exiting Qwest Field heading south on Occidental to S Royal Brougham Way; west on Royal Brougham to First Avenue S; north on First onto the AWV; north on AWV; exit at Western Avenue off-ramp to Bell Street; west on Bell to Elliott Avenue; south on Elliott to AWV on-ramp; south on AWV to First Avenue S off-ramp; south on First to Royal Brougham Way; east on Royal Brougham to Occidental Avenue S; and north on Occidental back to Qwest Field. 

Saint Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral Bazaar : 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
1,000 expected  
Street closed: Yale Avenue N (Harrison Street - Republican Street) from 5 a.m. Saturday - 8 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Mariners versus Texas Rangers: 6:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
19,000
Expect congestion surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

Sunday, October 4

Saint Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral Bazaar : 12 p.m.  – 5 p.m.   
1,000 expected 
Street closed:  Yale Avenue N (Harrison Street - Republican Street) from 5 a.m. Saturday - 8 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Mariners versus Texas Rangers : 1:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
23,000
Expect congestion surrounding 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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