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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Another Weekend of Festivals and Celebrations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/15/2008  7:30:00 AM
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Another Weekend of Festivals and Celebrations
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - This coming weekend, August 15-17, it will be another weekend of festivals and celebrations featuring activities and interests ranging from heritage to hemp. Motorists should expect traffic surrounding the event sites. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) encourages residents and visitors to consider shrinking their carbon footprints by leaving the car at home and trying other modes of travel such as walking, cycling or taking the bus.

Friday, August 15
Sunset Supper at the Market: 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. .
1,100 expected
Streets closed: Pike Place (Pike -Virginia St) and Pine, Pike and Stewart streets (1st Ave to Pike Pl).

Saturday, August 16
Rainier Valley Heritage Parade: 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
800 expected
Streets closed: 10:45 a.m. - 12 noon. Rainier Ave S (S Orcas - S Alaska St) Parade route is north on Rainier Avenue S (39th S - S Alaska Street)

Rainier Valley Heritage Festival: 12 noon - 3 p.m.
900 expected
Streets closed: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 37th Ave S (S Edmunds - S Ferdinand) S Ferdinand (Rainier Ave S - 37th Ave S)

SPD Southwest Precinct Picnic: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
400 attending
Streets closed: SW Webster St (Delridge Way SW - 24th Ave SW)

Seattle Hempfest ‘08: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
40,000
Myrtle Edwards and Elliott Bay Park
No street closures, but expect heavy congestion around the park entrances, especially around Broad St and Alaskan Way.

Central Area Community Festival: 12 noon - 8 p.m.
500+ expected
Congestion can be expected around Garfield Community Center Playfield on 25th Ave (E Cherry - E Jefferson St)

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 Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears (Pre-Season Game): 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
50,000 attending
Qwest Field
Expect congestion on streets surrounding Qwest Field before and after the game.

Sunday, August 17
Seattle Danskin Women’s Triathlon: 5:30 a.m. - 12 noon
12,000 expected
Genesee Park, Lake Washington Blvd, Lake Washington
Streets closed: Vicinity of Genesee Park/Lake Washington Blvd S (Seward Park - I-90)

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

Central Area Community Festival: 12 noon - 3 p.m.
500 expected
Congestion can be expected around Garfield Community Center Playfield on 25th Ave (E Cherry - E Jefferson St)

Seattle Hempfest ‘08: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
35,000
Myrtle Edwards Park and Elliott Bay Park
No street closures, but expect heavy congestion around the park entrances, especially around Broad St and Alaskan Way.

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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