Metro’s Wednesday morning commute is winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.
Please note upcoming events over the next few days that may impact travel in Metro’s service area.
Eastbound I-90 Mainline Over Lake Washington Closed:
WSDOT crews will close the eastbound mainline of I-90 from 11:59 PM Wednesday, May 26 through Friday, May 27 5:00 AM.
- Traffic will be detoured to the reversible express lanes between the Mount Baker Tunnel and the Mercer Island lid.
Ramp Closure – 108th Av NE to westbound SR-520:
Overnight on weeknights only May 24 through June 2, 9:00 PM-5:00 AM each night.
Mariners’s 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.
Mexico vs. Equador 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.
- Regular fares apply.
NW Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30:
Traffic on the main arterials around Seattle Center may be congested during this event.
Memorial Day observed Monday, May 30 , 2011:
Metro Transit operates it’s holiday schedule
Annoucement: June 2011 Sound Transit Fare change.
Starting June 1, 2011, fares on Sound Transit Express buses will change.
- King County will become one zone.
- Trips that start and end in the same county will have a one-zone fare. Adult trips that cross a county (zone) line will cost $3.50.
- One-zone youth fares will be $1.25.
Medicare card changes: Starting June 11, 2011: To pay reduced fares, you will need a Regional Reduced Fare Permit [RRFP] or a Regional Reduced Fare Permit ORCA card. Medicare cards will no longer be accepted for reduced fare payment on ST Express buses. See Reduced fares for more information.
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
Starting June 1, 2011: all youth Link fares will become $1.25, for all one-way trips on Link light rail. All reduced Link fares for seniors/disabled will remain 75 cents, for all one-way trips on Link light rail.
SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Project (long-term):
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reduced lanes on the SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct in both directions between the West Seattle Bridge 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.
We will return at 3:00 PM, this afternoon, to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.
Travel safely and have a great morning.