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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Weekend Events Around Seattle May Impact Traffic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/19/2008  11:45:00 AM
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Weekend Events Around Seattle May Impact Traffic

SEATTLE - Residents will have many activities to choose from this weekend as events are occurring across the city, ranging from a fighting-cancer race to an anti-violence march, and from festivals and parades in Fremont to chefs sautéing different types of food at Pike Place Market. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises citizens that these weekend events will likely impact traffic. Please plan for possible delays in your travels or use alternate modes of transportation.

Events happening this weekend are as follows:

Saturday, June 21

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure: 7:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
20,000 attending
The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The following streets will be closed from 5:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.: 1st Avenue S from S Jackson Street to S Atlantic Street; S Royal Brougham Way from 4th Avenue S to S Alaskan Way and Occidental Avenue S from S King Street to S Royal Brougham Way.

Fremont Street Fair 2008: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
50,000 attending
Fair is on N 34th Street, N 35th Street, and N Canal Street, between Fremont Avenue N and 2nd Avenue NW. Streets will be closed until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

Fremont Summer Solstice Festival: Noon
2,500 attending
Gas Works Park
N Northlake Way will be closed for the event.

Fremont Summer Solstice Parade: Noon
15,000 attending
Starts at NW 36th Street and 2nd Avenue NW, heads east to Fremont Place and Fremont Avenue N, continues south along N 34th Street, then moves east to Stone Way N, and finally south onto Northlake Way N into Gas Works Park.

March for Youth/Against Violence: 1 p.m.
1,000 attending
March will take place from Franklin High School to Aki Kurose Middle School using Rainier Avenue S as the main thoroughfare.

Sunday, June 22

Fremont Street Fair 2008: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
50,000 attending
Fair is on N 34th Street, N 35th Street, and N Canal Street, between Fremont Avenue N and 2nd Avenue NW. Streets will be closed until 11:59 p.m.

St. Mary’s International Festival: Noon to 4 p.m.
200 attending
Expect delays at 20th Avenue S and S Weller Street.

Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1,000 attending
Streets surrounding Pike Place Market may be congested.

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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