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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 approximately 18 months 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.

JUNE 8 TO TBD

I-5 express lanes are closed nightly, 8pm-5am weekdays and 8pm-8am weekends.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 AT 7PM TO SUNDAY, JUNE 28 AT 7PM

Eastbound Mercer St is closed from Westlake Ave N to Terry Ave N.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 AT 5PM TO MONDAY, JUNE 29 AT 4AM

5th Ave is closed from Olive Way to Pine St.

MONDAY, JUNE 29 TO FRIDAY, JULY 3, 9AM-3PM DAILY

Curb lanes in both directions of Aurora Ave are closed between Valley St and Aloha St.

SUNDAY, JULY 12 AT 5PM TO MONDAY, JULY 13 AT 4AM

4th Ave is closed from Pine St to Olive Way.

FRIDAY, JULY 17 AT 10PM TO SATURDAY, JULY 18 AT 8AM

Northbound SR-99 is fully closed for monthly maintenance.

HEADS UP

The northbound SR-99 Duwamish River Bridge, also known as the First Avenue South bridge, will close for up to 14 nights in July and August, TBD.


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