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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: An Abundance of Outdoor Events this Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/5/2009  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


An Abundance of Outdoor Events this Weekend
Plan On Possible Traffic Delays

SEATTLE – A host of outdoor events will take place throughout Seattle over the next three days, Friday, June 5, through Sunday, June 7. The Mariners will take to the field all three days, and the Seattle Storm will be on the court for their Opening Night on Sunday. There will be a range of activities on Sunday including thousands racing for the cure for cancer; pooches and people racing to raise money for the Seattle Animal Shelter; and the kick-off of the annual Summer Sundays at the Pike Place Market. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises motorists to plan for possible delays associated with these activities and encourages event-goers to try an alternate mode of travel – ride a bike, take the bus, or if feasible, walk.

Events details and street closures are as follows:

Friday, June 5

Mariners versus Minnesota Twins – 7:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
30,000 expected

Expect heavy traffic surrounding the stadium before and after the game. S Royal Brougham Way, which is closed for SR 519 construction between Fourth Avenue and Occidental, will be open two hours before to two hours after the game to accommodate game traffic.

Saturday, June 6

Mariners versus Minnesota Twins – 1:10 p.m.

Safeco Field
32,000 expected

Expect heavy traffic surrounding the stadium before and after the game. S Royal Brougham Way, which is closed for SR 519 construction between Fourth Avenue and Occidental, will be open two hours before to two hours after the game to accommodate game traffic.

Second Ascent Twilight Criterium – 3p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ballard
500 expected

Four-corner race course starts and finishes at Ballard Avenue and 20 th Avenue NW.

Streets closed: Ballard Avenue from Dock Place and Vernon Place; Vernon Place from
Ballard Avenue to Shilshole Avenue; Shilshole Avenue from Vernon Place to Dock Place; Dock Place from Shilshole Avenue to Ballard Avenue.

Sunday, June 7

2008 Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure
7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
SODO area/Pioneer Square
17,000 expected
The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Streets closed from 5:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.: First Avenue S from S King Street to S Atlantic Street; Occidental Avenue S from S King Street to S S Royal Brougham; S Royal Brougham Way from Occidental Avenue S and Alaskan Way; Bell Street from Western Avenue to Elliott Avenue; Elliott Avenue from Wall Street to SR-99 on-ramp from Elliott.

Race route: start north of Royal Brougham on 1st Avenue S. in the southbound lanes; enter southbound viaduct on the First Avenue S off-ramp; exit viaduct on the Elliott Avenue on-ramp; east on Bell Street to Western Avenue; enter northbound viaduct on the Western Avenue off-ramp; exit viaduct on the First Avenue S on-ramp; south on First to private parking lot north of Royal Brougham Way; east through lot to Occidental Avenue S.

Furry 5K Run and Walk
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Seward Park
3,000
Expect congestion in the area, particularly adjacent to the park entrance.

Summer Sundays on Pike Place:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1,000 attending

Streets closed: Pike, Pine and Stewart streets between First Avenue and Pike Place and Pike Place adjacent to the market.

Mariners versus Minnesota Twins – 1:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
35,000 expected

Expect heavy traffic surrounding the stadium before and after the game. S Royal Brougham Way, which is closed for SR 519 construction between Fourth Avenue and Occidental, will be open two hours before to two hours after the game to accommodate game traffic.

Seattle Storm versus Sacramento Monarchs – 6 p.m. (Opening Night)
Seattle Center , Key Arena

Traffic prior to and after the game will likely be heavier on streets surrounding the Seattle Center and between the I-5 Mercer ramps and the center grounds.

For traffic on major city streets, check SDOT’s real-time traffic Traveler’s Information Map at www.web5.seattle.gov

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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