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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

April 12 - 30

Seattle Center Monorail will be closed for station improvements. The public is encouraged to use King County Metro’s #3 and #4 bus route to travel between downtown and Seattle Center.

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, APR 16, 6:30PM and 7:10PM

Seattle Sounders and Seattle Mariners home games will add considerable traffic congestion to the evening work commutes.

FRIDAY, APR 16 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, APR 17 AT 5AM

Two lanes of the southbound I-5 Ship Canal Bridge are closed.

FRIDAY, APR 16 AT 10PM TO MONDAY, APR 19 AT 4AM

Sound Transit's Link is closed over the weekend between the SODO and UW stations during East Link construction. Free shuttle buses will run between those stations. The closure will be repeated the weekends of Apr 23-26 and Apr 30-May 3.


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