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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Weekend events may impact traffic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/27/2008  9:00:00 AM
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Weekend events may impact traffic

SEATTLE - This weekend, events throughout Seattle are expected to draw thousands of participants and spectators. Streets will be closed, either briefly or all day, for activities ranging from the annual Seattle Pride March in downtown Seattle and a motorcycle ride benefitting Children’s Hospital, to the Greenwood Classic Car Show and the Artopia fair in Georgetown. The Seattle Department of Transportation suggests that motorists should plan on delays and consider using alternate modes of travel.

Saturday, June 28

Greenwood Car Show 2008: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
20,000 attending
Greenwood Avenue N, between N 72nd Street and N 90th Street, will be closed for the duration of the car show. Drivers will be able to cross Greenwood Avenue at two locations: N 80th and N 85th streets.

Artopia: Noon to 10 p.m.
4,000 attending
12th Avenue S, between S Vale and S Harney Streets, will be closed for the art fair.

Seattle Dyke March: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1,500 attending
March starts at Broadway and E Pine Street, heads north on 12th Avenue E, turns west on E Mercer Avenue, heads south on Broadway and ends at Seattle Central Community College Plaza.

Wildrose Gay Pride: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1,000 attending
Expect traffic delays on E Pike Street, between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

Sunday, June 29

Seafair Marathon: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
8,500 attending/participating
Montlake Boulevard, from Husky Stadium to the SR 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge bridge, will be closed from 6:15 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. An eastbound lane of the floating bridge will be closed from 6:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

31st Annual Shore Run and Walk: 7 a.m. to noon
3,500 attending/participating
Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed from Seward Park to Madison Street for the duration of the event to raise funds for the fight against cancer

Mountains to Sound Relay: Starts at 8 a.m.
500 attending/participating
Six-mile Glory run takes place on the Burke-Gilman Trail, from N Northlake Way to Seaview Place

Children’s Ride 13: 10 a.m. to noon
1,700 participating
Motorcyclists escorted by the Washington State Patrol will depart Qwest Field at 10 a.m. Traffic at the south end of the field will be stopped for about 15 minutes to allow the participants to ride from Qwest Field to the I-90 Express Lanes en route to the White River Amphitheater in Auburn for the first annual Rock ‘n Ride Concert benefitting Children’s Hospital.

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

Seattle Pride March: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
200,000 attending
The parade staging area on Fourth Avenue between Union and Madison streets will close to traffic starting at 6:15 a.m., but traffic will be open on cross streets. The parade route itself, on Fourth Avenue from Union Street to Denny Way and on to the Seattle Center, will close as the parade nears, starting at 11 a.m. with no cross traffic allowed except for Metro Transit.

Cuff Pride Day Street Party: Noon to 10 p.m.
4,000 attending
The party takes place at the Cuff Complex, located at 13th Avenue E and E Pine Street.

Wildrose Gay Pride: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1,000 attending
Expect traffic delays on E Pike Street, between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.

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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