Downtown Street Closures on July 6 & 7
Posted on 07/05/2019
Cruz the Loop Traffic Impact Map

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July 2, 2019

City of Renton Contact
Kelly Beymer, Community Services Administrator, 425-430-6617
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Cruz the Loop and Return to Renton Benefit Car Show set for July 6 and 7

City of Renton hosts free Hot Rod Weekend downtown

RENTON, WA – The City of Renton will host two free classic car events as part of the city’s first-ever Hot Rod Weekend on July 6 and 7.

The third annual Cruz the Loop recreates the excitement of cruising the famous Renton Loop that was popular in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The event takes place on Saturday, July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave S.

Cruz the Loop activities will include live music from the era, food trucks, yard games and a beer/wine garden. 

Vehicle registration is $30 and can be made at rentonwa.gov/cruz or on-site the day of the event. Registration includes a 2019 collector’s edition “Cruz” t-shirt. Vehicles can check in and stage starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the event at 200 Mill Ave. S.

The Return to Renton Benefit Car Show will take place on Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on South Third Street. The show has been a fixture in downtown since 1991 and features hundreds of vintage vehicles on display along with live entertainment, kids activities, food trucks and vendors. Vehicles can be registered at returntorenton.com. All event proceeds go to Renton youth programs.

Parking for both events is available in the City Center Parking Garage. The first two hours of parking are free.

Both events will impact downtown traffic patterns during the weekend.

For Saturday’s Cruz the Loop [map]:

  • Barricades will be put in place starting Saturday at 4 p.m. Streets will be closed by 5 p.m.
  • Vehicles participating in Cruz the Loop will park in the lot at 200 Mill Ave. S. The route will go west on S. Second Street, turn left on Shattuck Avenue South, turn left onto South Third Street and turn left onto Wells Avenue South.
  • Two lanes of South Second Street will be open to westbound traffic from Main Street South to Shattuck Avenue South.
  • South Third Street will be closed to traffic from Shattuck Avenue South to Wells Avenue South.
  • All north-south streets that intersect with South Second and South Third streets between Wells Avenue South and Shattuck Avenue South will be closed at those intersections.

For Sunday’s Return to Renton Benefit Car Show [map]:

  • Barricades will be put in place starting Sunday at 5 a.m.
  • Third Avenue South will be completely closed to traffic from Morris Avenue South to Main Avenue South.
  • All north-south avenues south of South Third Street (Smithers, Burnett, Williams and Wells) will be closed to through traffic northbound from Houser Way South.
  • Logan, Williams and Wells avenues will be closed to through traffic between South Second and South Third streets.
  • Metro Transit will have access to the downtown transit center via Logan Avenue South and Burnett Avenue South.

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The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,100 (2018), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.

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