If you’re going to Alki for the 4th of July – you need to know about reroutes that police are planning in hopes of getting traffic cleared out more efficiently. “We’re trying something a little different this year,” is how Southwest Precinct Sgt. Ryan Long explained it. If you’re going up the California Way hill to California SW, once you get to Admiral, you’ll have to turn left – eastbound. If you’re heading southbound on Harbor toward the bridge, once you get to Spokane, you’ll have to turn left – eastbound. In order to set that up as a “free left turn,” traffic coming downhill – northbound – on Avalon will be directed onto EB Genesee. Sgt. Long says this will all start around 10 tomorrow night and will last just as long as it takes for people to clear out.
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