Updates on Regional Impacts

Do you have a travel plan and your #GoodToGo toll pass? Tolling the SR 99 tunnel is part of the third chapter of the #SeattleSqueeze, the period through 2024 where Seattle’s downtown is in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city. We need everyone’s help to keep people moving to and through downtown Seattle. How […]

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What’s happening? As we prepare for the start of SR 99 tolling on November 9, we are working with the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects to keep Alaskan Way open and accessible to drivers and pedestrians. This coordination is all part of the #SeattleSqueeze and all our partners are working together to make travel as smooth as […]

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After working with our transportation partners to reinstall the bus-only lane on northbound SR 99 north of the West Seattle Bridge in late September, we are adjusting the bus-only lane this weekend to give people driving more time to merge before the bus-only lane begins. Why was the bus lane re-installed? There are 12 bus […]

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We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between 1st Ave and 3rd Ave by December 2019. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses to access the new Viaduct-free Alaskan Way in early […]

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WSDOT crews will close S Dearborn St and narrow 1st Ave S to two lanes beginning Thursday, September 12 in order to remove the remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. S Dearborn St will be closed for up to 10 days while crews remove the viaduct overhead. Plan ahead and prepare for impacts to travel […]

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We’re nearly 9 months into the #SeattleSqueeze & getting around parts of Seattle continues to be a real challenge. West Seattle and Pioneer Square have both taken the brunt of construction-related traffic impacts this past year, and so people who rely on buses traveling through both of these neighborhoods via 1st Ave S have felt an especially […]

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In case you missed it, check out this helpful information from the Washington State Department of Transportation about impacts to Alaskan Way and Denny Way as part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition and the North Surface Streets connections! Check it out 👇👇👇 The viaduct is shrinking along Seattle’s waterfront and the work zone is changing […]

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Bring your bike (and don’t forget a helmet!) and come ride on the new protected bike lane on 8th Ave in downtown Seattle! The redesigned 8th Ave includes a one-way northbound protected bike lane between Pike St and Bell St, one travel lane, paid parking and load zones, and new bike signals at busy intersection. This project completes […]

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Crews will be blocking the west lane on 5th Ave between Union St and University St from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday-Friday to remove the guardrail beginning on Monday, July 22. While this will impact travel for up to a few weeks, putting this structure in place saved years of disruption on 5th Ave. Quick history […]

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This blog post has been updated on July 12. Dates of work have changed from July 12-14 to August 10-11. Prepare for another weekend of lane reductions for pavement preservation work on the SR 99 Aurora Bridge. From Friday night until Monday morning, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will scrape […]

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The #SeattleSqueeze continues this week, as demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and construction of new ORCA transit card readers impact travel to and through downtown. Read on and plan ahead for your next trip downtown! July 1 – August 4: NB Bus Stop Closure at 3rd Ave and James St The bus stop at 3rd Ave and James […]

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Many park and ride lots across the region fill up well before 7 a.m. on a typical weekday, so it can be hard to find parking at the station. To provide access for riders who can’t make it to the station so early, Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Pierce Transit are offering reserved parking […]

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