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Welcome to our Transportation Update, where you'll find the latest on road work and other lane/road closures affecting access to Seattle Center. This page is updated weekly.

Please note that 1st Ave N Garage is now closed. Mercer Street Garage, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North, and 5th Ave N Garage, between Republican and Harrison streets, remain open for public use. Arena construction will start soon. For more information on this transformational project, visit: New Arena at Seattle Center.

To avoid traffic slowdowns, consider all transportation options as you route your way to and from Seattle Center. Several Metro bus routes serve the Center, and Seattle Center Monorail provides a speedy connection between Seattle Center and the Sound Transit/Metro Station at Westlake, and with the new Harrison St connection to South lake Union, Seattle Streetcar is also a walkable option. To learn more about traffic and road work in Seattle, visit: Seattle Traffic.

Waterfront Construction

Colman Dock is open, and the passenger-only ferry facility has been temporarily relocated to its north side. Pickup/ drop-off access remains in front of the terminal building. All drive-on customers arrive from S Jackson St. The west side trail is closed between Lenora and Pike streets until Memorial Day. Road restoration work on Alaskan Way near Pike St has been completed. Four lanes of Alaskan Way, the Pike St crosswalk and the Pike Place Market Garage driveway are now open.

Current Transportation Alerts

THROUGH SPRING 2021

The Fairview Ave N Bridge is closed for reconstruction. Traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian detour routes will be on Eastlake Ave E, Aloha St and Fairview Ave N.

MARCH 23 TO TBD

The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge is closed to all traffic. Motorists should use 1st Avenue and South Park bridges.

FRIDAY, SEPT 25 AND SATURDAY, SEPT 26, 9PM TO 6AM NIGHTLY

Northbound I-5 is reduced by 3 lanes from Harvard Ave E to NE 45th St. In addition, the Harvard Ave E on-ramp to NB I-5 is closed.

SATURDAY, SEPT 26 AT 7AM TO SUNDAY, SEPT 27 AT 7PM

Denny Way is fully closed between 6th Ave and Dexter Ave.

SATURDAY, SEPT 26 TO SUNDAY SEPT 27, 8AM-5PM

7th Ave is closed from Battery St to Bell St.

MONDAY, SEPT 28 TO FRIDAY, OCT 2, 7PM-3AM NIGHTLY

Lane reductions on Eastlake Ave E between E Galer St and Aloha St.

SATURDAY, OCT 3 AND SUNDAY, OCT 4, 4AM-5PM

6th Ave is closed from Bell St to Battery St. The east sidewalk is also closed.

SATURDAY, OCT 3, 6AM-6PM

The Montlake Bridge is closed, along with the westbound SR-520 off-ramp to Montlake Blvd.

SATURDAY, OCT 3 AND SUNDAY, OCT 4, 7AM-7PM

Denny Way is fully closed between 6th Ave and Dexter Ave for paving.

MONDAY, OCT 5–FRIDAY, OCT 9, 9AM-3PM DAILY

Eastlake Ave E is reduced to one lane in each direction between Harrison St and Republican St.

MONDAY, OCT 5–FRIDAY, OCT 9, 7PM-3AM NIGHTLY

Lane reductions on Eastlake Ave E between E Galer St and Aloha St.

SATURDAY, OCT 10 AND SUNDAY, OCT 11, 8AM-5PM

Denny Way is reduced by one lane eastbound from 5th Ave to Vine St and 6th Ave to Wall St.

FRIDAY, OCT 23 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, OCT 24 AT 6AM

SR-99 Tunnel is closed in both directions.

FRIDAY, OCT 30 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, OCT 31 AT 6AM

SR-99 Tunnel is closed in both directions.


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