Traffic today: baseball and boat show

The Seattle Mariners will play against the Astros at Safeco Field today, Sept. 10. The game will start at 7:10 pm and will end around 10 pm. Expect congestion near Safeco Field during the afternoon peak traffic period as fans head for the game. For tips on ways to get to the game, please see http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/ballpark/transportation/index.jsp

Seattle’s 36th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show gets underway today and continues through Sunday, Sept. 14th. Weekday hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show is located at 901 Fairview Avenue North on Lake Union. Expect additional traffic in the South Lake Union area as people enjoy this event. http://www.boatsafloatshow.com/  The South Lake Union Streetcar runs from downtown to South Lake Union, providing a good way to get to the show. See the streetcar website to learn more about riding the colorful streetcar. http://seattlestreetcar.com/slu.htm

Try public transit and avoid the stress of driving in traffic. You can sign up to receive email alerts when there is a change in service, usually due to a special event or construction. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/signup/