The Seattle Squeeze is far from over.
Seattle Squeeze – that’s our term for the period of transition Seattle faces in the next five years to meet the needs of our growing city.
To keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently through Seattle, the City has five key strategies to manage congestion from 2019 – 2024:
- Transportation system monitoring and managing of real-time traffic operations
- Managing construction projects in the public right-of-way
- Reducing drive-alone trips downtown
- Investing in transit to meet demand and expand access
- Coordinated regional communications
Seattle Squeeze Fact Sheet – find all of the info you need to know about chapter two of the Seattle Squeeze.
Seattle Squeeze Postcard – print and share with your friends!
Here’s how we’re preparing:
This will all be worth it.
We’re reconnecting our downtown with our waterfront – and building 20 acres of public spaces for all who call Seattle home.
Sound Transit’s Link light rail expansions will provide fast, predictable service to downtown from communities in the north and on the Eastside.
The new SR 99 tunnel opened in early February, providing a direct route from the stadiums to South Lake Union. WSDOT crews will continue working to take down the viaduct, fill in the Battery Street Tunnel, and reconnect the north surface streets around the north SR 99 tunnel portal.
Meanwhile, downtown remains open for business! Come visit, shop, dine, and play as our city works to connect communities to downtown with fast, regular service and to create the public spaces our growing region needs.