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Summer fun in Seattle didn’t end with Seafair

Motorists should plan ahead to avoid delays

Get ready for another fun-filled weekend as August 9-11 you have a wide selection of activities from which to choose. You can rappel down the side of a 40-story skyscraper to support the Special Olympics or dine at the South Lake Union Block Party and help raise dollars for Wooden Boat Center. Option three for fund raising –  join 600 other bicyclists in the Obliteride from Magnuson Park to GasWorks Park and back again to raise money for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These and many other events are occurring throughout Seattle this weekend, so please see the attached schedule and plan ahead to avoid delays.    

The Seattle Department of Transportation suggests motorists cut their stress and give their cars a rest by heading to weekend activities via one of the many alternate modes of transportation available – Metro Transit, the West Seattle Water Taxi, the Seattle Streetcar, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, car pool, bicycle or walk, if feasible.

Friday, August 9
Over the Edge Seattle for Special Olympics Washington:  12:45 – 3 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m.
Participants will rappel down 40 stories of the building at 1000 Second Avenue
600 attending
Training will close one lane of traffic on Second Avenue between Spring Street and Madison Street from 12:45 – to 3 p.m. and from 6 – to 7:15 p.m.
Expect slow traffic approaching and passing by event location on Second Avenue http://www.specialolympicswashington.org/calendar/special_events/over-the-edge-2012

South Lake Union Block Party:  12 Noon – 11 p.m.
Private lot bounded by Ninth Avenue, John Street, Westlake Avenue, and Denny Way
3,125 attending
Streets closed from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday:  John Street between Ninth Avenue N and Westlake Avenue N. 
Expect congestion in the surrounding area.  http://www.slublockparty.com/

Concerts at the Mural:
  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center
2,000 attending
Expect added congestion on Broad Street and Fifth Avenue during the afternoon peak traffic.

Seattle Opera Opening Performance Ring Cycle #1:  6 – 11:15 p.m.
McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
2,900 attending
Expect heavier traffic on Mercer Street during the afternoon commute.

PhinneyWood Summer Streets and Soccer Tournament
:  6 – 10 p.m.
Greenwood Ave. N/Phinney Ave. N. – Greenwood Business District
4,000 attending
Streets closed from 6 – 10 p.m.: Greenwood Avenue N/Phinney Avenue N between N 65th  and N 87th streets; N 65th, N 80th, and N 85th streets will remain open.  
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_green.htm

Seattle Storm vs. San Antonio:
  7 – 9:30 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
6,000 attending
Expect congestion on streets adjacent to west side of Center grounds.

Seattle Mariners vs. Milwaukee Brewers:
  7:10 pm.
Safeco Field
30,000 attending
Expect congestion in the area

Saturday, August 10
Over the Edge Seattle for Special Olympics Washington:  7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Participants will rappel down 40 stories of the building at 1000 Second Avenue
600 attending
Two lanes of traffic will be closed on Second Avenue between Spring and Madison streets from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Expect slow traffic approaching and passing by event location on Second Avenue.
http://www.specialolympicswashington.org/calendar/special_events/over-the-edge-2012

Obliteride:
  7:30 a.m.
Starts and finishes at Magnuson Park
600 participants 
Seattle Police will hold traffic on NE 65th Street and Sand Point Way NE while riders leave the park in waves. Once on the roadway, participants will ride with the flow of traffic, but may cause a distraction and subsequent slowing.  http://obliteride.org/

Magnolia Village Car Show:
 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Magnolia Village
880 attending
Streets closed 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  W McGraw Street between 32nd and 34th Avenue W, and on 33rd Avenue W between W Lynn and W Wheeler streets.
Expect congestion surrounding event area.  http://magnoliachamber.org/magnolia-village-auto-show/

Central District Community Street Fair:  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
24th Avenue at E Yesler Way
2,000 attending
Streets closed from 6 a.m. Friday – 7 p.m. Sunday:  24th Avenue between E Yesler Way and E Alder Street. 
 http://www.workitoutseattle.org/

PhinneyWood Summer Streets and Soccer Tournament:
  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Greenwood Avenue N between N 85th and N 87th streets
600 attending
Streets closed from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Greenwood Avenue between 85th and 87th streets, but N 85th and N 87th streets will remain open.
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_green.htm

The Seattle Tattoo Convention:  12 Noon – 10 p.m.
Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center
1,500 attending
Expect heavier traffic on Mercer Street.

Nihonmachi Nite:
 4 – 8 p.m.
S Main Street between Sixth Avenue S and Fifth Avenue S
540 attending
Streets closed from 1 – 11 p.m.: S Main Street between Sixth Avenue S and Fifth Avenue S.
Expect congestion on streets adjacent to event.   
http://www.nihonmachinites.com

Rat City Rollergirls Bout #8:
  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
5,000 attending
Expect heavier traffic on streets adjacent to the west side of the Center grounds.

Seattle Street Food Festival:
  5 – 11 p.m.
Capitol Hill
6,120 attending
Streets closed from 3 p.m. Saturday – 2 a.m. Sunday:  11th Avenue between E Pine and E Howell streets http://seastreetfoodfest.com/

Seattle Mariners vs. Milwaukee Brewers:
  6:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
40,000 attending
Expect heavy traffic throughout the SODO area.

Sunday, August 11
Over the Edge Seattle for Special Olympics Washington:  7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Participants will rappel down 40 stories of the building at 1000 Second Avenue
600 attending
Event will close two lanes of traffic on Second Avenue between Spring and Madison streets from 7 a.m. –
1:30 p.m.
Expect slow traffic approaching and passing by event location on Second Avenue http://www.specialolympicswashington.org/calendar/special_events/over-the-edge-2012

The Seattle Tattoo Convention:  12 Noon – 8 p.m.
Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center
1,500 attending
Expect heavier traffic on Mercer Street.

Seattle Mariners vs. Milwaukee Brewers:
 1:10 p.m.
Safeco Field
23,000 attending
Expect heavy traffic surrounding the stadium before and after the game.

Seattle Storm vs. San Antonio:  6 – 8:30 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
6,000 attending
Expect heavier traffic on streets adjacent to the west side of the Center grounds.

Construction notes:

Mercer Street Corridor:
From 7 p.m. Friday – 5 a.m. Monday, the Seattle Department of Transportation will replace concrete panels in the roadway and will close southbound Westlake Avenue N between Eighth Avenue N and Aloha Street. Southbound Westlake Avenue N traffic will be detoured at Eighth Avenue N and routed back onto Ninth Avenue N at Aloha Street. Northbound traffic on Westlake Avenue N will be reduced to one lane between Aloha Street and Eighth Avenue N.

Holman Road NW /North 105th Street Improvements:
This major street improvement project has closed all lanes but one westbound on North 105th Street between Holman Road NW and Aurora Avenue N.  Eastbound traffic on Holman Road NW and N 105th Street at Greenwood Avenue N will follow two detours:

Eastbound Option 1 –  South on Greenwood Avenue N,  east on N 85th Street, north on Aurora Avenue N and east on N Northgate Way.

Eastbound Option 2 – North on Greenwood Avenue N, east on N 130th Street, south on Aurora Avenue N, and east on N Northgate Way.
Eastbound trucks on Holman will be detoured at Greenwood Avenue N, north to N 145th Street, then east on No 145th Street, or south on Greenwood Avenue N and east on North 85th Street.

Contact:  Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114