Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Metro’s Thursday PM commute ends: weekend Alaskan Way Viaduct closure & Link track maintenance; Saturday University Bridge closure & events.

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

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Southbound SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Weekend Closure
From Friday, August 19 at approximately 11:00 PM until Monday, August 22 at about 5:00 AM

Weekend Central Link light rail track maintenance
Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21

  • On Saturday, August 20, Central Link light rail will operate every 15 minutes between 6:00 AM and 4:00 PM, with possible additional minor delays due to track maintenance.
  • On Sunday, August 21, Central Link light rail will operate every 15 minutes betweeen  8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, with possible additional minor delays due to track maintenance.
  • Please allow extra travel time during these times.

Magnolia Village Auto Show
Saturday, August 20, from  6:00 AM-4:00 PM

Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival and Parade
Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 AM-10:00 PM

The University Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles
Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Street
Saturday, August 20, from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Celebrate Shoreline Festival & Parade
Saturday, August 20, from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM

Seahawks vs Minnesota, pre season game, at Century Link Field
Saturday, August 20,  starting at 7:00 PM

While no reroutes are expected for this event, expect possible transit service schedule delays during stadium events and at other times when traffic is heavy in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.

  • To help reduce traffic congestion, ride transit to stadium events whenver possible. Nearly all transit sevice that serves downtown Seattle goes to within walking distance of the stadiums.
  • Visit the Metro Online Alerts page for complete information about revised bus service, routing and stops for events.
  • Visit Metro’s Online Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from this and other events and locations.
  • Regular fares apply.

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road and NE 32nd Street in Medina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

Thank you for joining us today.

We will return at 6:00 AM tomorrow morning to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great night!

Metro’s Thursday PM commute: weekend Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and Link track maintenance; Saturday University Bridge closure & events.

At 3:00 PM – Good afternoon! Metro’s Thursday PM commute begins quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Southbound SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Weekend Closure
From Friday, August 19 at approximately 11:00 PM until Monday, August 22 at about 5:00 AM

Weekend Central Link light rail track maintenance

  • On Saturday, August 20, Central Link light rail will operate every 15 minutes between 6:00 AM and 4:00 PM, with possible additional minor delays due to track maintenance.
  • On Sunday, August 21, Central Link light rail will operate every 15 minutes betweeen  8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, with possible additional minor delays due to track maintenance.
  • Please allow extra travel time during these times.

Magnolia Village Auto Show
Saturday, August 20, from  6:00 AM-4:00 PM

Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival and Parade
Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 AM-10:00 PM

The University Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles
Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Street
Saturday, August 20, from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Celebrate Shoreline Festival & Parade
Saturday, August 20, from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM

Seahawks vs Minnesota, pre season game, at Century Link Field
Saturday, August 20,  starting at 7:00 PM

While no reroutes are expected for this event, expect possible transit service schedule delays during stadium events and at other times when traffic is heavy in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.

  • To help reduce traffic congestion, ride transit to stadium events whenver possible. Nearly all transit sevice that serves downtown Seattle goes to within walking distance of the stadiums.
  • Visit the Metro Online Alerts page for complete information about revised bus service, routing and stops for events.
  • Visit Metro’s Online Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from this and other events and locations.
  • Regular fares apply.

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road and NE 32nd Street in Medina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

Thank you for joining us today.

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

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Thursday AM commute wrap-up; plus upcoming events that may impact service

Metro’s Thursday morning commute is winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

 Southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct Weekend Closure

From Friday, August 19 at approximately 11:00 PM until Monday, August 22 at about 5:00 AM

Metro bus routes 54, 55, 120 & 125 will be rerouted southbound only off of the Alaskan Way Viaduct to accommodate work being performed by WSDOT.

Magnolia Village Auto Show

Saturday, August 20, from  6:00 AM-4:00 PM

Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival and Parade

Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 AM-10:00 PM

Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Street

Saturday, August 20, from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Celebrate Shoreline Festival & Parade

Saturday, August 20, from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM

Seahawks vs Minnesota, pre season game, Saturday, August 20, 7:00 PM at Century Link/Qwest Field

  • While no reroutes are expected for this event, expect possible transit service schedule delays during stadium events and at other times when traffic is heavy in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.
  • To help reduce traffic congestion, ride transit to stadium events whenver possible. Nearly all transit sevice that serves downtown Seattle goes to within walking distance of the stadiums.
  • Visit the Metro Online Alerts page for complete information about revised bus service, routing and stops for events.
  • Visit Metro’s Online Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from this and other events and locations.
  • Regular fares apply.

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.

As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge
Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary
location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside
Transit and HOV Project.

The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north 
side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road and NE 32nd Street in Medina.

Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride
opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.

The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.

Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

Thank you for joining us today.

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.

Traffic Advisory Update: Congestion clears westbound on SR-520 near the Montlake Station

At 8:35 AM – Congestion has cleared  westbound on SR-520 near the Montlake Station.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

We will be here until 9:00 AM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Traffic Advisory – Heavy congestion westbound on SR-520 near the Montlake Station

At 7:35 AM – Delays expected on westbound SR-520 near the Montalke Station due to heavy traffic congestion.

Your patience is appreciated.

Metro’s Thursday AM commute begins; plus upcoming events that may impact service

Metro’s Thursday morning commute begins quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Please note the information below about upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

 Southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct Weekend Closure

From Friday, August 19 at approximately 11:00 PM until Monday, August 22 at about 5:00 AM

Metro bus routes 54, 55, 120 & 125 will be rerouted southbound only off of the Alaskan Way Viaduct to accommodate work being performed by WSDOT.

Magnolia Village Auto Show

Saturday, August 20, from  6:00 AM-4:00 PM

Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival and Parade

Saturday, August 20, from 7:00 AM-10:00 PM

Rainier Valley Heritage Parade & Summer Street

Saturday, August 20, from 9:30 AM-3:00 PM

Celebrate Shoreline Festival & Parade

Saturday, August 20, from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM

Seahawks vs Minnesota, pre season game, Saturday, August 20, 7:00 PM at Century Link/Qwest Field

  • While no reroutes are expected for this event, expect possible transit service schedule delays during stadium events and at other times when traffic is heavy in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.
  • To help reduce traffic congestion, ride transit to stadium events whenver possible. Nearly all transit sevice that serves downtown Seattle goes to within walking distance of the stadiums.
  • Visit the Metro Online Alerts page for complete information about revised bus service, routing and stops for events.
  • Visit Metro’s Online Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from this and other events and locations.
  • Regular fares apply.

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.

As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge
Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary
location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside
Transit and HOV Project.

The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north 
side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road and NE 32nd Street in Medina.

Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride
opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.

The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.

Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

Thank you for joining us today.

We will be here until 9:00 AM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.