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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.

The SR-99 Tunnel is now open. Downtown entrances/exits at Seneca St and Western Ave no longer exist. Drivers enter the tunnel southbound from 6th Ave N (just north of Harrison St) and exit northbound SR-99 at Republican St. Harrison St is open across Aurora Ave N connecting Seattle Center and South Lake Union.

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 will close for approximately 18 months for reconstruction. Traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian detour routes will be on Eastlake Ave E, Aloha St and Fairview Ave N.

FRIDAY, NOV. 1 - SUNDAY, NOV. 10, 24/7

The SR-99 Aurora Bridge will be reduced to two lanes in each direction.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 7AM-5PM

Eastbound Denny Way is reduced to one lane between 6th and Dexter Avenues.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 8AM-5PM

Eastbound Mercer St is reduced by one lane from Boren Ave N and Fairview Ave N.

FRIDAY, NOV. 8 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, NOV. 9 AT 8AM

Northbound SR-99 Tunnel will close for monthly maintenance.

FRIDAY, NOV. 8 AT 11PM TO MONDAY, NOV. 11 AT 5AM

No Link Light Rail service will be available between SODO and Capitol Hill. Trains will run from Angel Lake to SODO and between U.W. and Capitol Hill. Free shuttle buses will connect the six closed stations.

FRIDAY, NOV. 8 AT 11PM TO MONDAY, NOV. 11 AT 5AM

Eastbound SR-520 is fully closed from Montlake Blvd to 84th Ave NE in Bellevue.

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

SR-99 Tunnel tolling begins. Learn more at: 99tunnel.com/good-to-go.htm

SATURDAY, NOV 9 AT 7AM TO SUNDAY, NOV. 10 AT 5PM

Elliott Ave is closed from Cedar St to Vine St to remove a pedestrian bridge.

SATURDAY, NOV. 23 AND SUNDAY, NOV. 24, 9AM-5PM

Roy St is reduced to one lane between 1st Ave N and Queen Anne Ave N.

FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 7AM-12PM

Downtown streets are closed for Macy's Holiday Parade. Learn more at: www.macys.com/s/seattle-parade.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

Streets around Seattle Center will be closed starting in the early morning for Seattle Marathon. Learn more at: seattlemarathon.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, DEC. 7 AT 8AM

Southbound SR-99 Tunnel will close for monthly maintenance.


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