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SDOT Press release -


Multiple demonstrations are expected to take place Monday, May Day, for International Workers' Day. In anticipation of rallies drawing large crowds, prepare your site prior to Monday morning:

  • Secure all materials that could become a projectile, or be misused

  • Remove all construction debris from accessible Right-of-Way areas

  • Limit project activity, if possible, including travel to/from your project site

  • Pull in signs and trash/recycling bins, and stabilize all fencing

  • Place signage required for safety on plastic rather than metal stands if feasible

  • Close and lock dumpsters together, or to a building, for the day

Note the following permitted events (several others anticipated):

May Day Veteran Anti-War Formation: Starts: 8:45AM (Rally, then March 9-11AM) Route: Garden of Remembrance at 2nd Ave and University; to south on 2nd Ave; east on James St; east on E Cherry St; and south on 23rd Avenue to Judkins Park. About 200 people are expected to attend.

Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights: Starts: 11AM (Rally, then March at 1-3PM) Route: Judkins Park at 21st Ave S and S Norman; to S Jackson St; 12th Ave; Madison St; 6th Ave; Denny Way; 5th Ave N; and on to Seattle Center. Up to 10,000 people are expected to participate. Expect significant impacts to trucking and general circulation routes

May 1st Action Coalition Rally at Seattle Center Starts: 3PM Location: Fisher Green Stage at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St

ROW frontage areas adjacent to the routes above should be considered off-limits to work impacts May 1, 2017.

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