Daily Archives: October 21, 2011

Metro’s Friday PM commute wrap-up, plus the Alaskan Way Viaduct begins tonight and other weekend events that may impact service

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Metro’s Friday commute is winding down with Alaskan Way Viaduct will close for 9 days beginning tonight at 7:30 PM. 

Reroutes for the 11 buses which use the viaduct will begin at 7:00 PM.  If your bus normally uses the viaduct, remember to board your bus on southbound 3rd Av and not on Columbia St.

Even if your bus doesn’t use the viaduct, you may experience delays in service due to heavy vehicle traffic on Aurora Av, I-5 and local roads.  Traffic congestion on the north end of the viaduct is likely to cause specific delays for Metro bus routes 5, 15, 16, 18, 26 Express, 28 Express and 358.

More information about the closure and the affect on bus travel is available at Metro Online.

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

Journey and Foreigner Concert

  • Friday, October 21,  7:00 PM at Key Arena

WSU Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers

  • Saturday, October 22 from 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM at Century Link Field

National Day of Protest to stop Police Brutality

  • Saturday, October 22 from 2 PM – 5 PM
  • Metro Buses are not rerouted due to this event but expect delays

Dawg Dash

Thank you for joining us this evening!

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

Travel safely and have a great week end.

Olive Way at 6 Ave blockage has been cleared

Routes travelling eastbound on Olive Way at 6 Ave have returned to regular route.

Thank you for your patience.

 

Olive Way is blocked between 5 Ave & 7 Ave due to an incident

Routes travelling eastbound on Olive at 6 Ave is rerouted due to a blockage.  Routes are traveling via Virginia St, 7 Ave and Olive Way to its regular route.

Use stops east of 7 Ave or along 3 Ave or 4 Ave, until further notice.

Expect delays near Olive Way & 6 Ave

Metro is hearing of an incident near Olive Way & 6 Ave. We’ll provide updates as we know more details.

 

All lanes are open on I-90 in both directions just west of Rainier Ave S

All lanes are open on I-90 in both directions just west of Rainier Ave S.

Any delays in service should subside shortly.

Eastbound I-90 express lanes are open for traffic and only 2 lanes are open in westbound I-90 just west of Rainier Ave S

Eastbound I-90 express lanes are open. Only 2 lanes open in westbound I-90  just west of Rainier Ave S to remove a disabled vehicle.

The closure was very short and expecting only minor delays.

Thank you for your patience.

Eastbound I-90 express lanes are closed for traffic between Airport Way S & Rainier Ave S

Eastbound I-90 express lanes are closed for traffic between Airport Way S & Rainier Ave S and all westbound I-90 regular lanes are closed west of Rainier Ave S to remove a disabled vehicle. 

Expect delays on buses using I-90.