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From SDOT: Possible traffic delays today, tomorrow and Thursday.

Re-posting a traffic advisory for this week from  Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).  Traffic may be heavier than usual today, tomorrow and Thursday:

Thousands Expected to Turn Out for Week Day Events

Seattle –Tuesday morning, March 23, drivers in downtown Seattle may encounter delays when 32 school buses will be loading and unloading 1,500 students for a morning of National Geographic Live! lectures at Benaroya Hall.  Wednesday morning, March 24,  thousands of shareholders are expected to attend the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting at McCall Hall. Thursday afternoon, motorists can expect the usual heavier game day traffic in the SODO area when 38,000 Seattle Sounders fans turn out for a 6:30 p.m. match at Qwest Field.  The Seattle Department of Transportation advises motorists to avoid delays by planning ahead. Seattle Sounder fans are encouraged to take transit, Link Rail, the Sounder, or carpool, to help reduce traffic snarls during the peak afternoon traffic.

Tuesday, March 23

National Geographic Live!: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Benaroya Hall

1,500 expected

Motorists should expect congestion around Benaroya Hall when 32 school buses will be loading and unloading on streets in the surrounding area.  Seattle Police will assist with traffic.

Wednesday, March 24

Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting: 8 a.m. – 12 noon

McCaw Hall

3,800 expected

Motorists can expect congestion in the area surrounding the Seattle Center.

Thursday, March 25

Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union: 6:30 p.m.

Qwest Field

38,000 expected

Motorists will likely encounter heavy traffic throughout the SODO area during the afternoon commute.