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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Weekend Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/8/2008  7:10:00 AM
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Summer Events Continue this Weekend
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - Summer celebrations across Seattle continue this coming weekend, August 8-10. While there are fewer events than in previous weekends, motorists should expect traffic surrounding the event sites. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) encourages residents and visitors to consider leaving the car at home and trying other modes of travel such as walking, cycling or taking the bus.

Friday, August 8
SLU Block Party: Noon - 11 p.m.
3,000 expected
To be held at the South Lake Union Discovery Center. Streets closed: John Street (Westlake Ave N - 9th Ave N).

Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays: 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
38,000 attending
Expect congestion on streets surrounding Safeco Field before and after the game.

Saturday, August 9
Chinatown/ID Night Market: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
1,000 expected
To be held at Hing Hay Park. Streets closed: S King St (6th Ave S - Maynard Ave S).

Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays: 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
33,000 attending
Expect congestion on streets surrounding Safeco Field before and after the game.

Sunday, August 10
Summer Sundays on Pike Place: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1,000 expected
Streets surrounding Pike Place Market may have heavy traffic.

Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays: 1:10 p.m. - 4 p.m.
35,000 attending
Expect congestion on streets surrounding Safeco Field before and after the game.

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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