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Weekend traffic: plan around organized marches and walks; SR520 closed

Motorists traveling in Seattle this weekend may want to plan their routes to avoid several organized walks or marches—on Saturday in the downtown and First Hill areas, and on Sunday in the University District.

On Sunday evening, thousands of spectators will make their way to CenturyLink Field in the SODO area to see the Seattle Sounders battle FC Dallas at major league soccer.  To get to the game by public transit, check out the schedules of Metro Transit or Sound Transit

State Route 520 will be closed around the clock this weekend from Friday at 11 p.m., reopening no later than noon on Sunday.

 

Friday, October 19

 SR 520 Closure:

11 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday

SR 520 will be closed between Montlake Boulevard and I-405.

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/WeekendClosures.htm

 

Saturday, October 20

SR 520 Closure:

11 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday

SR 520 will be closed between Montlake Boulevard and I-405.

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/WeekendClosures.htm

 

Puget Sound Heart Walk:

9 a.m.

Starts and finishes at Seattle Center

10,000 participants expected

The 5k route will exit Seattle Center grounds at 2nd Avenue N and Mercer Street; head east on Mercer to 5th Avenue N, south on 5th to Cedar Street, west on Cedar to 2nd Avenue, south on 2nd to Spring, make a u-turn at Spring, and return north on 2nd onto Seattle Center grounds.

The 1 mile route will exit the Seattle Center grounds at 2nd and Mercer Street, continue east on Mercer to 5th Ave N, south on 5th to Harrison Street, west  on Harrison onto the Seattle Center grounds.

Expect congestion along the routes.  http://pugetsoundheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1001672

 

Stand Up for Religious Freedom March: 

11 a.m.

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave. on First Hill

700 participants expected

The march will travel north from St. James Cathedral on 9th Avenue; turn west on Madison Street, north on 8th Avenue and west on Stewart Street to the US Courthouse at 7th Avenue. Police will escort the march.

 

Sunday, October 21

SR 520 Closure:

11 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday

SR 520 will be closed between Montlake Boulevard and I-405.

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/WeekendClosures.htm

 

Dawg Dash:

9 a.m.

Starts and finishes at UW campus.

4,000 participants expected.

The 5k route will exit the campus at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE; head west on 45th to 15th Avenue NE; turn south on 15th to NE 40th Street, and east on 40th to return to campus.

The 10k route will also exit the campus at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, head north on 17th to NE Ravenna Boulevard, west on Ravenna to 15th Avenue NE, north on 15th to NE 62n Street, east on 62nd to 20th Avenue NE, south on 20th into Ravenna Park; south through the park to NE 55th Street and Ravenna Place NE, south on Ravenna onto the Burke Gilman Trail; south and west on Burke Gilman Trail to 15th Avenue NE and NE Pacific Street; north on 15th NE to NE 40th Street and east on 40th Street to return to the campus.