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July 25, 2012 at 7:45 AM

KING5: Obama’s departure to stop morning traffic

KING5

The President of the United States will leave Seattle Wednesday morning after an evening of fundraisers in the Hunt’s Point neighborhood.

His departure is sure to cause just as many traffic problems as when he arrived the day before.

Security is tighter for the departure, and all Washington State Department of Transportation cameras will be blocked as the presidential motorcade travels from Bellevue to Boeing Field.

The motorcade is expected to transport Obama to Boeing Field around 9:30 a.m., where he will depart in Air Force One.

It’s not yet known which route the president will take — Interstate 405 to Interstate 90 or SR 520 to Interstate 5. However, rolling closures can be expected.

As a result, morning commuters will see the most congestion between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

President Obama and his security team spent Tuesday night at the Hilton in Bellevue.

Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bellevue, Boeing Field, commute


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