Category: Callout

3rd Ave Transit Improvements

One key pillar of our plan for dealing with traffic impacts is investing in transit and working to get 3rd Avenue to work as efficiently as possible. In our quickly growing city, adjusting and prioritizing transit is going to be a key way to make sure people can keep moving reliably and affordably. In August 2018, in […]

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New 5th/6th Transit Pathway

A new transit pathway on 5th Ave and 6th Ave from Cherry St to Olive Way will provide more transit capacity and improve travel time and reliability for northbound buses. The King County Metro routes that will use the new transit pathway to access I-5 northbound include: 74, 76, 77, 252, 255, 257, 301, 308, 311, 316. […]

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On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets to accommodate the Washington State Convention Center construction and future Link light rail expansion. In all, 15 bus routes will be changing which streets they use. To keep buses and riders moving, the City of Seattle […]

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Goodbye Viaduct, Hello Waterfront!

Weekend Celebration, February 2-3, 2019 Earlier this week, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced that they will partner with the City of Seattle to host a grand opening celebration on February 2 and 3, 2019 to mark the final days of the viaduct, the completion of the new State Route 99 tunnel and […]

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The Alaskan Way Viaduct is permanently closing. Before the new tunnel opens, crews need 3 weeks to build essential connection points. The Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) was built in the 1950s as an elevated portion of the SR 99 highway along Seattle’s waterfront. Its age coupled with decades of wear and tear have made the […]

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Metro and Sound Transit buses are shifting from the tunnel to surface streets as Washington State Convention Center expansion continues and ahead of East Link light rail construction at the south end of the tunnel. As light rail has expanded, fewer bus routes operate in the tunnel. Still, some of the region’s busiest bus routes […]

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Private construction impacts everyone.

Two major private projects with upcoming transit impacts include the WA State Convention Center addition and Rainier Tower 2. The City works with private developers to minimize impacts on our transportation system, however some impacts are unavoidable. WA State Convention Center (WSCC) Construction Summer of 2018 | WSCC will be a transformative project that will […]

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