The Seattle Squeeze is the period over the next five years where private and public construction projects will put pressure on our transportation system.
How we all travel around Seattle is changing. It’s time to make a plan. #SeattleSqueeze
Seattle Squeeze: Chapter 3
The Seattle Squeeze continues, as construction in downtown Seattle impacts how we get around through 2024. What’s happening in the next chapter of the Seattle Squeeze?
Waterfront Construction begins Summer 2019. Plan ahead for frequent travel changes.
Southbound buses to West Seattle and Burien move off of 1st Ave on September 9. Prepare for changes to your route.
S Dearborn St closes for up to ten days beginning September 12. Consider alternate routes such as exiting SR 99 at Spokane St or take transit.
Tolling the SR 99 tunnel begins November 9, 2019. Expect more traffic on downtown streets.
Expect an additional three weekend closures of Link light rail on October 12-13, October 26-27, and November 9-10.
Summer Updates: Chinatown-International District, Downtown, and Pioneer Square
If you’re spending time in the Chinatown-International District, Downtown Seattle, or Pioneer Square this summer, stay informed about construction and other impacts. We’ve got details on projects and tips to make your time downtown as easy as possible. Also, check out one of these free events sponsored by the City.
Learn more about each neighborhood’s events:
Shop the Squeeze and Win!
Commuting Downtown? Get your camera ready! We’ve created a 2019 series of delightful photo contests to help boost awareness of small businesses throughout the Seattle Squeeze—and give commuters like you a chance to win some amazing prizes like a $100 pre-loaded ORCA card or Visa gift card. Join the fun and make the most of your commute today!
How long will it take to get there?
Visit our Current Traffic page! It will tell you what typical travel times look like, the current traffic conditions, and expected travel times to and from the commercial core.