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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Summer Events in Full Swing This Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/10/2008  8:45:00 AM
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Summer Events in Full Swing This Weekend
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - Crowds in the thousands are expected to attend festivals, parades and other events taking place throughout Seattle this weekend. In preparation for the weekend activities, some communities are closing their streets starting the evening of Thursday, July 10. Motorists should anticipate traffic issues near event sites and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recommends parking at a distance and walking or using alternate modes of travel.

Friday, July 11
Pioneer Square Fire Festival: Noon - 7:00 p.m.
5,000 attending
The festival is being held in Occidental Square Park and on streets near Pioneer Square. Motorists should expect traffic concerns throughout the area.
Streets closed from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 12:
S Washington St (1st Ave S - 2nd Ave S), S Main St (1st Ave S - 2nd Ave S) and Occidental Ave S (Yesler Way - S Washington St).

West Seattle Summer Fest: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5,300 attending
Streets closed from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, until 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13: California Ave SW (SW Edmunds St - SW Genesee) and SW Alaska St (42nd Ave SW - 44th Ave SW).

Saturday, July 12
Chinatown/International District Summer Festival: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
15,000 attending
Takes place on streets in the Chinatown/International District and in Hing Hay Park.
Streets closed: S King St (6th Ave S - 8th Ave S), 7th Ave S (S Weller - S Jackson St) and Maynard Ave S (S Weller - S Jackson St).

Seattle Police - East Precinct Picnic: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
850 attending
Street closed: 12th Ave (E Pike St to E Pine St).

Pioneer Square Fire Festival: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5,000 participants
The festival is being held in Occidental Square Park and on streets near Pioneer Square. Motorists should expect traffic concerns throughout the area.
Streets closed until 11:00 p.m.: S Washington St (1st Ave S - 2nd Ave S), S Main St (1st Ave S - 2nd Ave S) and Occidental Ave S (Yesler Way - S Washington St).

West Seattle Summer Fest: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5,000 attending
Streets closed from 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, until 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13: California Ave SW (SW Edmunds St - SW Genesee) and SW Alaska St (42nd Ave SW - 44th Ave SW).

Crank it Up: Music, Bike and Art in South Park: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
500 attending
Takes place at Cesar Chavez Park (7th Ave S & S Cloverdale St in South Park neighborhood).
Street closed from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.: 7th Ave S adjacent to park.

Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade: 11:00 a.m. - noon
1,000 attending
Takes place on Wallingford neighborhood streets. Parade heads west on N 45th St from Corliss Ave N to Woodlawn Ave N.
Streets closed from 11:00 a.m. - noon: N 45th St (Stone Way N to Eastern Ave N - east of Sunnyside).

Wallingford Street Fair: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1,000 attending
Streets closed from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Wallingford Ave N (N 43rd St - N 45th St).

Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP): Assembles beginning at 4:00 a.m.
9,000 participating
Waves of 500-900 cyclists will leave every ten minutes with the first group departing at 4:45 a.m. and the last leaving at 7:25 a.m. They will assemble at the University of Washington E-1 N parking lot on Montlake Blvd. Police will escort the cyclists out of the parking lot and hold traffic if necessary.

Sunday, July 13
Chinatown/International District Summer Festival: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
15,000 attending
Takes place on streets in the Chinatown/International District and in Hing Hay Park.
Streets closed until 8:00 p.m.: S King St (6th Ave S - 8th Ave S), 7th Ave S (S Weller - S Jackson St) and Maynard Ave S (S Weller - S Jackson St).

West Seattle Summer Fest: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5,000 attending
Streets closed until 11:00 p.m.: California Ave SW (SW Edmunds St - SW Genesee) and SW Alaska St (42nd Ave SW - 44th Ave SW).

Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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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