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Spring is official – Little League swings into action this weekend!

Spring is starting to get into full swing this coming weekend!  Friday night, the Kings of Leon will reign at the Arena with their Mechanical Bull Tour Concert. Saturday morning 2,100 Little League baseball players will march through the Magnolia Village to the Magnolia Playfield. The Seattle Men’s Chorus will perform its spring concert, “Totally Wicked,” at McCaw Hall. Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single – region wine and food event and the Seattle Sounders will draw thousands to CenturyLink Field and Event Center. Motorists should keep in mind that there will be heavier traffic surrounding the events and certain construction projects will add to the driving time if not considered in advance.

Friday March 28
Kings of Leon Mechanical Bull Tour concert:  8 – 11 p.m.
Key Arena, Seattle Center
12,000 attending
http://www.keyarena.com/events/detail/kings-of-leon-1

Saturday, March 29
Magnolia Little League Parade: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
W McGraw Street and Westmont Way – staging at 8:30 a.m.
2,100 participants
Parade route:  Start at W McGraw Street and Westmont Way W; heads east on McGraw to 32nd Avenue W; north on 32nd to W Smith Street and onto Magnolia Playfield.  Seattle Police will escort.
Traffic will likely be congested on surrounding streets during event.

Vegfest:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3,000 expected
Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center
Expect heavier traffic on Broad Street

Taste Washington: 2 – 5 p.m.
CenturyLink Field Events Center
2,000 attending
http://tastewashington.org/

Seattle Men’s Chorus Spring Concert:  2-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
1,000 and 2,000 attending shows respectively
Expect congestion on Mercer Street before and after the concert.

Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew
:  7 – 9 p.m.
CenturyLink Field
34,000 attending
Expect heavy foot traffic between Pioneer Square and CenturyLink before the match and generally heavy traffic afterwards surrounding the field.

Sunday, March 30
Vegfest:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3,000 attending
Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center
Expect heavier traffic on Broad Street

Seattle Men’s Chorus Spring Concert:  2 – 4 p.m.
McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
2,000 attending
Expect congestion on Mercer Street before and after concert.

Taste Washington: 2 – 5 p.m.
CenturyLink Field Events Center
2,000 attending
Expect heavier foot traffic surrounding the stadium. For more information: http://tastewashington.org/

Construction of Note
Saturday, March 29 from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m.: The North and south sides (legs) of the S Jackson Street and Fifth Avenue S intersection will be closed paving.

Saturday, March 29 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Minor Avenue will be fully closed between James Street and Broadway for installation of an electrical substation which will provide power to the First Hill Streetcar. Police officers and flaggers will direct traffic. (Sunday from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. southbound Broadway will be closed between James and Jefferson streets.) For detour information see:  http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/firsthill.htm.

Saturday, March 29 from 4 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 30: Northbound Fifth Avenue N will be closed to traffic between Roy and Republican streets to accommodate underground utility work. Traffic will be detoured to Fourth Avenue N via Republican Street. Southbound Fifth Avenue N will be reduced to one lane between Roy and Republican streets.

Saturday, March 29, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30:  Columbia Street will be closed for a paving project from Third Avenue to Sixth Avenue.  Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Avenues will remain open. I-5 Express Lanes at Columbia and Fifth Avenue will be closed 8 a.m. Saturday – 8 a.m. Sunday.

Sunday, March 30 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.: The Montlake Bridge will be closed for filming activity. All traffic, including pedestrians and bicyclists, will be redirected to the University Bridge. The westbound SR520 off-ramp to Montlake Boulevard E will also be closed. The bridge will also be closed for brief periods intermittently during the day, but these will require no detours.

Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114