Metro’s Tuesday PM commute – Heavy peak hour traffic expected in the Seattle Center, Mercer & I-5 areas, plus upcoming service revisions, construction & events

At 3:00 PM, Metro’s Tuesday afternoon commute is underway with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report so far, however, traffic congestion and possible bus service delays are expected
during the hours before and after 5 PM as a large, day-long event at Seattle Center wraps up.

The City of Seattle warns travelers to expect higher traffic volumes around the Seattle Center area, and on nearby streets and highways from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Commuters are advised to consider an early departure or to delay their trip to avoid traffic related impacts.
 
Drivers are advised to check the Travelers Information Map (http://web5.seattle.gov/travelers) for up-to-date information on citywide traffic flows and to view traffic camera images. If possible, the City recommends using alternate forms of transportation to avoid roadway related issues.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.
June service revisions
Metro summer service revisions begin Saturday, June 11.

Sounders FC game Saturday, June 11 – 7:30 PM at Qwest Field
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.

Southbound East Marginal Way S is closed between Corson Av S & Carleton Av S
This closure is daily – 9:00 AM to the end of service each day – through June 9

  • Routes 60, 131 & 134 are rerouted via Corson Av S and S Willow St to eastbound Carleton Av S.
  • No stops are missed, but there could be traffic congestion in the area

Thank you for joining us today.

We will be here until 7:00 PM this evening to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

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