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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Halloween and Other Special Events to Impact Traffic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/27/2008  4:20:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Halloween and Other Special Events to Impact Traffic


(SEATTLE)--To avoid surprises this week, plan ahead for the following special events that may impact traffic:

Seattle Symphony Morning Concert
Multiple buses will bring approximately 2,100 students and chaperones downtown Friday morning, October 31 for “My Symphony Concert.” Expect congestion around Benaroya Hall before and after the event which will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Trick or Treat in Magnolia
On Friday, October 31, the “Magnolia Village Halloween Trick or Treat” is expected to attract 1,000 participants. West McGraw Street will be closed between 32nd Avenue West and 34th Avenue West, and 33rd Avenue West will be closed between West McGraw Street and West Wheeler Street, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Haunt of Fremont
Also on Friday, October 31, approximately 350 participants are expected for “Trolloween.” They will gather at the Fremont Troll (North 36th Street and Troll Way). The “Haunt of Fremont” procession will start from the Troll and will wind around Fremont streets from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., escorted by police officers. From the Troll the procession will travel west on North 36th Street to Evanston Avenue North, south on Evanston to North 35th Street, west on 35th to Phinney Avenue North, south on Phinney to North 34th Street, east on 34th to Evanston Avenue North, south on Evanston to North Canal Street, and east on Canal, ending under the Fremont Bridge.

Seattle Seahawks on Sunday
Drivers can expect congestion in the SODO area for the 1 p.m. Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, November 2nd at Qwest Field.

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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