Expect bus and traffic delays Friday afternoon, as President Obama visits downtown Seattle for a pair of political fundraisers.
Drivers and transit users can expect extra traffic congestion and delays Friday afternoon and evening as President Obama visits downtown Seattle for a pair of political fundraisers.
Obama is expected to arrive at Boeing Field at 3:45 p.m. He’s scheduled to speak at two events at the Westin Hotel: a roundtable benefiting the Democratic National Committee and a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray’s 2016 reelection campaign.
Several streets around the Westin Hotel will be blocked off, according to Seattle police. Buses that travel on Virginia and Stewart streets will be rerouted. Routes 25, 66, 70, 177, 178, 304, 355 and Sound Transit 545 are affected, according to a King County Metro bulletin.
In addition, drivers on Interstate 5 and arterials can expect delays as roads are closed to make way for the president’s motorcade. For security reasons, Obama’s route is not made public.
Obama is expected to be here for just a few hours, before flying out at 7 p.m. for more fundraising events in San Francisco, including a concert Saturday by Kanye West.
Earlier Friday, Obama is expected to visit Roseburg, Ore., where he’ll meet with families of victims of last week’s shooting at a community college, which left nine dead.