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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: A Quiet Weekend Ahead

10/15/2009  3:30:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

A Quiet Weekend Ahead

SEATTLE – Only a few activities are on tap for the coming weekend, October 17 and18, a welcome lull before the busy holidays begin.  Motorists can count on the usual traffic congestion associated with large events, in particular, with the Seattle Seahawks’ football game on Sunday.  The Seattle Department of Transportation encourages motorists to leave their cars at home and consider alternate modes of travel such as Light Rail, the Sounder, Metro Transit, bicycling and walking, if practical.

Saturday, October 17

Demonstration against Afghanistan War March :  1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Seattle Central Community College – Westlake Park
300 participants

The march will be escorted by Seattle Police and will produce a rolling slowdown as it moves along. Starting at Broadway Avenue and E Pine Street, the march heads south on Broadway to Boren Avenue; south on Boren to 12 th Avenue; south on 12 th to S Jackson Street; west on Jackson to First Avenue S; north on First Avenue to Pike Street; east on Pike to Fourth Avenue; north on Fourth into Westlake Park.

Central Washington University versus Western Oregon University :  6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Qwest Field
15,000 expected

No street closures planned; expect heavier traffic around Qwest Field before and after the game.


Sunday, October 18

Seattle Seahawks versus the Arizona Cardinals: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Qwest Field

Plan on congestion surrounding the stadium, as well as on I-5, on I-90 and on the Alaskan Way Viaduct 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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