Nordstrom Beat the Bridge Run to Temporarily Suspend Traffic in University District on Sunday, May 19

SEATTLE, May 16, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- This Sunday, May 19, traffic near the University of Washington and Montlake areas in Seattle will be temporarily suspended for the Nordstrom 20th annual Beat the Bridge 8K run.

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Montlake Closures

From 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Montlake Boulevard will be closed from NE Pacific Street to 44th Avenue NE.

520 Ramp Closures

From 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., both Eastbound and Westbound off-ramps to 520 at Montlake will be closed.

Bridge Closures

The Montlake Bridge will close from 8:15 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. The University Bridge will close from 8:40 a.m. until 9:10 a.m. Both bridges will be closed to road and waterway traffic.

Boyer Avenue Closure and Pacific Avenue Traffic Delay

Boyer Avenue East in both directions from Lynn Street to University Bridge will be closed from 8:20 a.m. until 9:10 a.m. There will be additional traffic delays on Pacific Avenue from 8:15 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Visitors to the University of Washington campus during the aforementioned times should expect limited parking and possible delays as there are additional race routes that take participants through the campus.

This year's Nordstrom Beat the Bridge events are expected to attract over 10,000 participants and spectators. For additional race information, log on at or call the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge Hotline at 206-628-1000.

     Kylie Allensworth
     office 206-373-3036
     event day 206-423-2266

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