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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: New Technology to Help Manage Traffic during Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/13/2011  3:45:00 PM
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New Technology to Help Manage Traffic during Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

SEATTLE – The City of Seattle and its agency partners will speak about new technology in place to help manage traffic during the upcoming Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, October 21 to October 31.

Date:    Monday, October 17
Time:    10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Place:   Traffic Management Center
Seattle Department of Transportation
37th Floor, Seattle Municipal Tower
700 Fifth Avenue

Speakers:
Mike McGinn, City of Seattle mayor
Kevin Desmond, King County Metro general manager
Matt Preedy, WSDOT South End Projects director
Anne Porter, Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure project manager, Port of Seattle

Mayor McGinn will announce new tools available through the SDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems program that can help keep drivers and transit riders informed about conditions, and improve traffic flow.

Regional transportation officials will outline how agencies are working together to help travelers move around Seattle during the nine-day closure.

SDOT managers will be on hand to explain details and answer questions about managing traffic on city streets. 

Opportunities will be available to secure footage of the Traffic Management Center in operation.

 

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