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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Weekend traffic for St Patrick's Day Events

3/14/2008  11:15:00 AM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Several downtown street to close Saturday and Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day events

SEATTLE- Drivers should plan for closures on several downtown streets this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Saint Patrick’s Day Dash.

Fourth Avenue will close at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday for the parade. Traffic on Fourth (one-way northbound) will be detoured onto Prefontaine Place South and then onto Third Avenue. The parade will start at 12:30 p.m. and will last about one hour. The parade will start at Fourth and James Street, proceed north on Fourth to Westlake Park, and disperse eastbound on Pine at Fourth.

The parade participants will line up for the parade tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. in the western curb lane of Fourth between South Washington and James Street, on Dilling Way between Fourth and Yesler Way, and in the Courthouse Park.

On Sunday, the northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed for the St. Patrick’s Day Dash from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. The race will start at 9 a.m. beginning on Mercer Street next to the Seattle Center, continue on Ninth Avenue to Republican, and then on SR99 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct, exiting at South King Street to First Avenue South, and finish by Safeco Field.

Streets in Pioneer Square will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday morning for the Post Dash Bash. Occidental Avenue South will be closed between Railroad Way South and South Jackson Street, and King Street will be closed between First Avenue South and Second Avenue South.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 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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Seattle Department of Transportation

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