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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Intersection Closure Thursday for Test Drill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/7/2009  4:45:00 PM
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Intersection Closure Thursday for Test Drill

SEATTLE - On Thursday, January 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, Sound Transit and emergency response agencies will conduct a joint safety test drill in preparation for the opening of Link light rail service to Seattle. The drill will take place at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and S Cloverdale Street.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Way will be closed to through traffic from S Kenyon Street to S Henderson Street except for Metro transit service. Northbound, southbound and westbound traffic will be detoured onto Renton Avenue S and eastbound traffic will be directed onto Beacon Avenue S during the mandated safety certification drill. Motorists will be guided through the detours by police officers and signage. Metro transit service will not be impacted; buses will be allowed through the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and S Cloverdale Street.

For further information about the drill, please contact Bruce Gray, public information officer for Sound Transit, at 206.398.5069.

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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