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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Update: First Ave S Construction on Mon and Tue

2/27/2009  12:30:00 PM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Update: First Avenue South Construction on Monday and Tuesday

SEATTLE - Drivers are advised that E Marginal Way South, mentioned in yesterday's traffic advisory as one of the alternate routes to avoid construction on First Avenue South, may not be the best choice on Monday and Tuesday, Mar 2 and 3.

There is a potential for traffic backups Monday and Tuesday near entrances to some of Port of Seattle secured areas, including Terminal 46 located along the waterfront to the south of downtown. This is due to enforcement of a new federal identification card requirement for people entering the secured areas. Monday will be the first workweek day that the enforcement will be in effect. There could be backups caused if some truck drivers arrive at the terminals without the required credentials.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 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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Seattle Department of Transportation

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