Plan on heavier traffic in the SODO area and downtown
Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 1, approximately 4,000 students will be attending Weather Education Day at Safeco Field. The students are expected to arrive via some 50 – 60 school buses and by private cars or vanpool vehicles in the hour prior to the 9:30 a.m. start of the program. There will be no parking on streets immediately surrounding the stadium; however, Police Officers will be on hand to direct the pedestrian traffic crossing at Occidental Avenue S and Edgar Martinez Drive S.
The majority of the students are expected to remain on for the Seattle Mariners day game against the Baltimore Orioles that starts at 12:40 a.m.; however motorists should use extra caution as students leaving early will be exiting the stadium throughout the afternoon.
The 12:40 p.m. game will not only mean more traffic coming into the SODO area in the hour and a half before the game, but also when the game wraps up just as the peak afternoon commute is beginning.
The Seattle Department of Transportation encourages Mariner fans and people working in the SODO area to join in the citywide effort to reduce traffic congestion by taking one of the many alternate modes of transportation available – Metro Transit, the West Seattle Water Taxi, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, car pool, bicycle or walk, if feasible.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114