It seems like everyone in the Northwest is more active in the summer months; probably because the weather is warmer and the days are longer. We are more likely to have impromptu get-togethers, BBQ's, happy hours, golf outings and baseball games. We want to be outside, and with those outdoor activities comes some good adult fun. Who doesn't love hopping in the golf cart for a round and a few beers? A lazy Sunday afternoon at the ballpark with friends and some cold ones? Happy hour on the patio? All are perfect ways to pass the time during the fabulous summers we have here in Seattle. One thing we tend to forget, however, is who is going to get us home? When we embark upon a last minute get-together, we forget to plan out our travel options. Sure, we can call a cab, but many people will fail to call a cab and instead get behind the wheel. A British PSA aims to make the public THINK before they get behind the wheel after a few too many. In a campaign launched in a North London Pub, patrons are shocked by images in the restroom mirror. While disturbing; it does what it set out to do- make you think.
Check out the video :
Do you think a campaign like this would really be effective?
This weekend is jam packed with road closures and majpr events, so make sure you PLAN AHEAD! Here are the closures organized by the roads they impact:
I5 in Seattle:
-Ther Mercer on/off-ramps from I5 will be CLOSED from 11pm Friday through 5am Monday. The University Street on-ramp to NB I5 will also be closed.
-Up to THREE LANES of Northbound I5 at the Ship Canal Bridge will be CLOSED from 11pm Saturday to 9am Sunday for pavement repair.
-Up to THREE LANES of Northbound I5 at the Ship Canal Bridge will be CLOSED from 11pm Sunday to 5am Monday for pavement repair.
I90 in Bellevue:
-One lane of Eastbound I90 from Bellevue Way to I405 will CLOSE from 5am-7am Saturday for bridge inspection.
-The HOV lane Eastbound I90 from Bellevue Way to I405 will CLOSE from 7-10am Saturday for bridge inspection.
SR99 near SeaTac:
-Southbound SR99 ramp to EB SR518 will be CLOSED from 11pm-6am Friday-Saturday and Saturday-Sunday for concrete replacement.
I405 in Bothell/Kirkland:
-Up to three lanes of Southbound 405 will be CLOSED from NE 70th St and SR520 from 8pm Saturday. Lanes will start reopening at 5am Sunday.
-The NE 85th St on-ramp to Southbound 405 will be CLOSED from 10pm Saturday to 8am Sunday.
-The NE 70th St on-ramp to Southbound 405 and the Southbound 405 off-ramp to NE 70th St will be CLOSED from 8pm Saturday to 8am Sunday.
SR513 in Seattle (Montlake Boulevard):
-ALL Northbound lanes of SR513/Montlake Bouldvard between NE Pacific St and NE Pacific Place will be CLOSED from 7pm Friday to 4am Monday for Sound Transit work. One Southbound lane will also be closed. Detours will be posted.
I5 Skagit Detours: Here is the information from the DOT.
Friday June 7: Marivers vs. NY Yankees, Safeco, 7:10pm
Saturday June 8: Mariners vs. NY Yankees, Safeco, 1:10pm
Saturday June 8: Souders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Century Link, 7:30pm
Sunday June 9: Mariners vs. NY Yankees, Safeco, 1:10pm
Sunday June 9: Seattle Pacific University Graduation, Key Arena, 2pm
PLAN AHEAD this weekend!!!!
Hello friends! Are you aching to get out on the golf course, but not sure when or where to play? How about next Sunday, June 9th at Druids Glen? You two favorite Traffic Divas will be there and you can bid on having US as your golf partners!! Awesome, right! The Seattle Majestics are hosting a great tourney on Sunday, that we are super excited to be a part of, so sign up and come join us!!
Sunday, June 9th at:
29925 207th Avenue SE
Covington, WA 98042
1:00pm Shotgun Start!
Entry Fees - $50.00 per player, includes Round, Cart, and Bucket of Balls
For more info contact Scott McCarron at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are sponsorship opportunities still available
Plus Hole contests and a putting contest!
See you there!!!