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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.

MONDAY, JAN 11 TO FRIDAY, JAN 15, 9AM-3PM

Madison St is reduced to two lanes between 5th Ave and 6th Ave.

SATURDAY, JAN 16 AND SUNDAY, JAN 17, 8AM-5PM

Expect lane reductions on the following: W Roy St between 3rd Ave and Queen Anne Ave N; Queen Anne Ave N between W Roy St and Roy St; and Roy St between 1st Ave N and Queen Anne Ave N.

FRIDAY, JAN 22 AT 11PM TO SATURDAY, JAN 23 AT 5AM

Southbound I-5 is fully closed at Stewart St. Posted detour will be Stewart/Boren/James. The following ramps are also closed: Mercer St on-ramp to SB I-5; Yale Ave on-ramp to SB I-5.

THURSDAY, JAN 28 AT 11PM TO FRIDAY, JAN 29 AT 4AM

Northbound I-5 is reduced to one lane between Freeway Park and Olive Way, and the University St on-ramp to NB I-5 is closed.

FRIDAY, JAN 29 AT 11PM TO SATURDAY, JAN 30 AT 5AM

Northbound I-5 is reduced to one lane between Freeway Park and Olive Way, and the Cherry St on-ramp to NB I-5 is closed.

FRIDAY, JAN 29 AT 11PM TO MONDAY, JAN 31 AT 5AM

Eastbound SR-520 is closed between Montlake Blvd and Bellevue.

FRIDAY, FEB 5 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, FEB 6 AT 6AM

The SR-99 Tunnel is fully closed in both directions for monthly maintenance.


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