Metro’s Tuesday AM commute wrap up; expect congestion near the Seattle Center area, Mariners game tonight at 7:10 PM, Safeco Field, the new Burien P&R garage is now open, plus upcoming construction and events that impacy service

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

Please note the information below about other service impacts in Metro’s service area.

Amazon Employee Meeting – today, Tuesday, August 30, 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM, at Key Arena

Traffic between the I-5 Mercer ramp and surrounding the Seattle Center may be heavily congested between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.  Motorists should plan accordingly and allow extra time to travel through the area.

S 317th St between 23rd Av S and 28th Av S will be closed

Mariners game tonight, Tuesday, August 30, 7:10 PM at Safeco Field
Traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas may be congested on game days.  Ride transit to the game.

Northbound Westlake Av N between Mercer St and Valley St
will be closed

The new Burien P&R garage opens on Saturday, August 27

  • The new 5 story, 460 space garage is on the west side of the Burien TC.
  • The Interim Burien P&R at 14650 1st Av S & the Burien Municipal Parking Lot will close on Saturday.

Evergreen Point Bridge P&R on SR-520 has been moved to a new temporary location
As of July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge P&R was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces was 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 & 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 & NE 32nd St in Medina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls.
  • When the new P&R opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service.  The northbound platform elevator is operating.

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

We will return at 3:00PM this afternoon to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

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