Events, road closures may complicate weekend trafficon October 19, 2012 @ 6:17 am (Updated: 7:37 am - 10/19/12 )
The Seattle Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to plan ahead and be aware of events that may impact their travels.
Drivers are being warned the 520 Bridge will be closed this weekend. The closure is set to begin at 11 p.m. Friday, and scheduled to reopen no later than noon on Sunday.
Several organized marches and events will also be taking over Seattle streets.
On Saturday, 10,000 participants are expected for the Puget Sound Heart Walk taking off and concluding at the Seattle Center. The route closes parts of 2nd Ave, Mercer St., Cedar St. and Spring. This event begins at 9 a.m.
Another march is taking place at 11 a.m. on First Hill. The Stand Up for Religious Freedom March expects 700 attendees. The march is traveling on 9th Ave from St. James Cathedral to Madison, north on 8th and west on Steward to the Court House on 7th Ave.
Sunday brings more events involving road closures with the Dawg Dash, beginning at 9 a.m. at the University of Washington campus. Near 4,000 participants will be running on a 5k and 10k route closing portions of 45th St. 17th Ave NE, 15th, 40th Street, Ravenna Blvd, 62nd and 20th Avenue NE.
Traffic and pedestrian congestion is also expected around CenturyLink Field Sunday night for the Sounders match against FC Dallas.
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