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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory - Weekend Events, October 4-5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/3/2008  11:00:00 AM
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Walks Dominate Weekend
Motorists should plan for possible traffic delays

SEATTLE - Walking for a cause is the dominant theme for activities scheduled for this weekend, October 4-5. The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed Saturday morning for the largest event, the American Heart Walk, and the Seattle Department of Transportation advises motorists to plan on heavy traffic on streets surrounding this and other weekend walks and activities. The department encourages motorists to think green and save money by traveling to the weekend events via bus, cycling or, if appropriate, walking.

Saturday, October 4
American Heart Walk: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
9,500 expected
Walk starts by exiting Qwest Field onto Occidental Ave S, heads south on Occidental to S Royal Brougham Way, west on Royal Brougham to 1st Ave S, north on 1st onto the SR 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct, north on viaduct, exits at Western Ave off-ramp to Bell St, west on Bell to Elliott Ave, south on Elliott to SR 99/ Viaduct on-ramp, south on viaduct to 1st Ave S off-ramp, south on 1st to Royal Brougham, east on Royal Brougham to Occidental Ave S, and then north on Occidental back to Qwest Field. Streets surrounding Qwest Field will close from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The viaduct will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Seattle AIDS Walk: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2,500 expected
Walk starts by exiting Volunteer Park at 12th Ave E and E Prospect St, heads south on 12th Ave E to E Thomas St, west on Thomas to Broadway E, north on Broadway to 10th Ave E, north on 10th to E Prospect St, east on Prospect to 12th Ave E and then back into Volunteer Park. Streets will be closed along the walking route from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral Bazaar: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1,000 expected
Street closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday: Yale Ave N (Harrison St - Republican St).

Sunday, October 5
Walk for Hope: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2,600 participants
Walk will follow roads in Magnuson Park. However, there may be some congestion on Sand Point Way near the park entrance prior to and after the event.

St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral Bazaar: Noon - 5 p.m.
1,000 expected
Street closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday: Yale Ave N (Harrison St - Republican St).

Double Ten Parade Celebration: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
200 participants
Parade starts at Hing Hay Park at S King St and Maynard Ave S. It moves east on S King St to 8th Ave S, south on 8th to S Weller St, west on Weller to 6th Ave S, north on 6th to S King St, and then south on King to Maynard Ave S. The parade then repeats the route once more and disperses into Hing Hay Park. Streets will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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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