Metro’s Friday afternoon commute begins, plus the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed, plus Upcoming events

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Metro’s Friday afternoon commute is underway. There are currently no reported delays or disruptions in most of the Metro service area. Traffic is flowing normally without any major disruption or traffic congestion issues on 1 Av S and 4 Av S in the SODO district due to the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Be prepared for possible delays later this afternoon as commute volumes begin to build.

Reroutes for the 11 buses which use the viaduct are in effect. 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.

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

UW Husky Football

Seahawks Vs Bengals

  • CenturyLink Field – Sunday, October 30 starting at 1:15 PM
  • Ride transit to stadium events, regular fares apply.
  • Although no Metro or Metro operated Sound Transit service is rerouted because of this event, expect possible delays due to traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.

Magnolia Village Halloween

  • Monday, October 31 from 3:30 PM-6:30 PM
  • Metro bus routes 19, 31 & 994 will be rerouted in the Magnolia area due to this event.

Vashon Island Halloween

  • Monday, October 31 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Metro bus route 118 will be rerouted in the Vashon area due to this event.

Bothell Safe Halloween

  • Monday, October 31 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Sound Transit route 522 will be rerouted in the Bothell area due to this event.

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

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

Travel safely and have a good afternoon.

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