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Weekend events to disrupt traffic
Expect traffic delays and congestion as thousands flood Seattle for marches, parades and a marathon.
Street closures and traffic delays will abound in Seattle this weekend while sport and parade events lock up major thoroughfares. According to the Seattle Department of Transportation, some of the largest congestion and street closures will happen:
• 7 p.m. Friday: A Seattle Storm game at KeyArena; 6,000 people are expected.
• 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday: The Wildrose Pride 2012 party will close 11th Avenue between East Pike Street and East Union Street.
• 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday: The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Expo at CenturyLink Field Event Center will create traffic in surrounding areas. About 18,000 are expected to attend.
• 11:59 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday: Closures for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will be on Broad Street from Denny Way to Fifth Avenue North, and Fifth Avenue North from Broad Street to Mercer Street. A full list of closures and other marathon details can be found at seattle.competitor.com. 30,000 people are expected to participate.
• 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday: Capitol Hill Pride Festival will close Broadway East between East John Street and East Denny Way. About 30,000 are expected.
• 7 p.m. Saturday: The Seattle Dyke March will start at Broadway and East Pine Street, head east on Pine to Twelfth Avenue, north on Twelfth to East Mercer Street, west on Mercer Street to Broadway, then south on Broadway to East Pine Street.
• 6 a.m. Sunday: Staging for Seattle Pride Parade and March on Fourth Avenue between Columbia Street and Union Street.
• 11 a.m. Sunday: Seattle Pride Parade and March will go north on Fourth from Union Street to Denny Way, west on Denny to Second Avenue North, then north on Second Avenue into Seattle Center.
• 6 a.m.-midnight Sunday: The Cuff Pride Day Celebration will close Thirteenth Avenue between East Pine Street and East Pike Street.