Metro’s Thursday PM commute wrap-up, plus upcoming events

At 7:00 PM – Metro’s Thursday evening commute is quietly winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit to report.

Please note upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Eastbound I-90 Bridge Mainline closed tonight:
WSDOT crews will close the eastbound mainline lanes of the I-90 Lake Washington Bridge from Thursday evening, May 26 at 11:59 PM through Friday morning, May 27 at 5:00 AM.

  • Traffic is detoured to the reversible express lanes between the Mount Baker Tunnel and Mercer Island.

Ramp Closure – 108th Av NE to westbound SR-520
Overnight on weeknights only, May 24-June 2, 9:00 PM-5:00 AM each night: 

The Seattle Mariners next home stand is Friday, May 27 through Sunday, June 5:  
Traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas may be congested on game days.  Ride transit to the game.

Mexico vs. Ecuador at Qwest Field, Saturday, May 28, 1:00 PM:
Although no Metro or Metro operated Sound Transit service is rerouted because of this event, expect possible delays due to traffic volumes in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.

NW Folklife Festival at Seattle Center Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30: 
Traffic around Seattle Center may be congested during this event. Ride transit to Folklife.

Memorial Day observed Monday, May 30: 
Metro Transit operates a holiday schedule 

Annoucement:  Sound Transit Fare change.

Starting June 1, fares on Sound Transit Express buses will change

  • King County will be one zone on ST service. 
  • Trips that start and end in the same county will have a one-zone fare.  Adult trips that cross a county line will cost $3.50.
  • One-zone youth fares will be $1.25.

Medicare card changes: Starting June 11, 2011: 

Changes to Link light rail fares:  Starting June 1, 2011: 

  • Adult Link fares will rise 25 cents.  Link tickets for adults will start with a base fare of $2.00 and add five cents to the base fare for every  mile of your trip  see chart
  • All youth Link fares will become $1.25, for all one-way trips on Link light rail.

SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Project:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reduced lanes on the SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct in both directions between theWestSeattleBridge and SODO. 

  • Plan extra time when using the Viaduct for travel to and from Summer events.
  • For more information visit WSDOT or call the Alaskan Way Viaduct hotline at 1-888-AWV-LINE.

 Thank you for joining us this evening. We will return  at 7:00 AM tomorrow morning to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great night!

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