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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: New Fourth Avenue S Off-ramp Opening August 16

8/12/2010  3:15:00 PM

New Fourth Avenue S Off-ramp Opening August 16
Media tour of new structure scheduled for 9:30 a.m., followed by opening

SEATTLE —Ahead of schedule and under budget, the new eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct Fourth Avenue S Off-ramp opens for use Monday, August 16, after the morning commute. At 9:30 a.m. a media tour of the new structure is scheduled and will be led by Project Manager Stuart Goldsmith. Once the media tour is complete, safety barriers will be removed and traffic will flow onto the new eastbound Fourth Avenue S ramp.

WHAT: Media Tour

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Meet at base of Fourth Ave S Off-ramp. Tour will walk up structure and back down, then media will be ushered to sidewalk area just north so that safety barriers can be removed and traffic can flow.

PARKING: Media may park in the gravel lot just north of the base of the Fourth Ave S Off-ramp.

SAFETY: SDOT will have hard hats and safety vests on hand for participating media. Please wear practical protective footwear.

Contact Rick Sheridan at (206) 684-8540 or via e-mail at to confirm Media Tour attendance.

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Seattle Department of Transportation

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