Monthly Archives: August 2011

Metro’s Tuesday AM Commute is underway; heavy congestion near westbound I-90 & Rainier Av S, expect heavy 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 may impact service

Good morning!  Metro’s Tuesday morning commute begins with congestion near westbound  I-90 & Rainier Av S due to an accident.

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 are here until 9 AM this morning to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Monday PM commute ends quietly; Mariners game tonight at 7:10 PM, new Burien P&R garage now open, plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

Metro’s Monday afternoon commute is ending quietly 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.

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

Mariners game tonight, Monday, August 29, 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 is now open

  • 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 on Tuesday at 6 a.m. to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a pleasant evening.

Metro’s Monday PM commute starts quietly; Mariners game tonight at 7:10 PM, new Burien P&R garage now open, plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

Metro’s Monday afternoon commute is quietly underway with no significant delays or disruptions in transit to report.

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

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

Mariners game tonight, Monday, August 29, 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 is now open

  • 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 be here until 7 p.m. to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Monday AM commute wrap up; Mariners game tonight at 7:10 PM, new Burien P&R garage now open, plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

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

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

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

Mariners game tonight, Monday, August 29, 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 3:00 PM this afternoon to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Northbound Route 68 has returned to regular route at NE 45 St & NE Blakeley St

As of 7:55 northbound Rt 68 has returned to regular route at NE 45 St & NE Blakeley St.

Northbound Route 68 rerouted at NE 50 & 25 Av NE

As of 7:16, northbound Route 68 is rerouted off of 25 Av NE between NE 45 St & NE Blakeley St  due to a fire. Use the posted stops eastbound along NE 45 St or north of NE Blakeley St until further notice.

Eastbound SR-520 is now open with service returning to regular route

Eastbound SR-520 is now open. All service have returned to regular route.

Thank you for your patience.

Metro’s Monday AM commute begins with SR-520 Evergreen Point Bridge delayed in re-opening this morning two hours eastbound plus upcoming events that may impact service

Good morning!  Metro’s Monday morning commute begins with SR-520 Evergreen Point Bridge delayed in re-opening two hours late at 7:00 AM.

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

SR-520 Evergreen Point Bridge – Delayed in re-opening today, Monday, 8/29, two hours late eastbound at 7:00 AM.

  • All eastbound service on SR-520 will travel instead via I-5,  I-90 to I-405.
  • Eastbound SR-520 will re-open at 7:00 AM.

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

Mariners game tonight, Monday, August 29, 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 are here until 9 AM this morning to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Friday PM commute wrap up; Mariners game tonight 7:10 PM at Safeco Field, new Burien P&R garage opens Saturday, plus upcoming construction and events that may impact service

Metro’s Friday evening 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.

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St and N 85th St

Mariners game tonight, Friday, August 26, 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.

SR-520 Evergreen Point Bridge – full weekend closure

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.

68th Av S will be closed at S 212th St

Seattle Marathon 10K

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show 

Sounders FC game Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM at CenturyLink 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.

Mariners game Saturday, August 27, 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.

Bothell RiverFest

Eastbound SW Spokane St at 26th Av SW will be closed

Mariners game Sunday, August 28, 1:10 PM at Safeco 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.

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

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

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 inMedina.
  • 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.

Thank you for joining us today.

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

Travel safely and have a great weekend!

UPDATE – Blockage on eastbound I-90 at the Front St exit has been cleared.

The blockage on eastbound I-90 at the Front St exit has been cleared.  Metro Routes 214, 215, 216, 218, 271 and ST 554, ST 555 & ST 556 are experiencing delays as traffic congestion begins to clear.

Thanks for riding and for using Metro’s services.