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Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Seattle this week. Please be aware of possible travel delays and detours during her visit.

Aerial view of the city of Seattle. Photo credit: Ethan Bancroft & WSDOT.

Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit Seattle this Tuesday and Wednesday (October 25-26).

During vice presidential visits, the U.S. Secret Service has the authority to provide security, including requiring intermittent closures of freeways and streets. The flow of buses and cars in downtown Seattle and around the region will be affected.

While Vice President Harris’ exact travel routes and timing are not published in advance, travelers can still plan ahead by anticipating delays and temporary road closures when needed.

Check media reports and the websites of local jurisdictions and transit agencies before you leave, so that you will have the latest information about travel conditions. Give yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination.

Please also consider if you have the option to get around without driving. Riding transit and biking can be good ways to avoid congestion, but please note that some bus routes may also be affected by road closures, including possible short-term re-routes. 

Our Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) engineers can adjust traffic signal timing within the city of Seattle based on expected closures and any necessary re-routing. We also post messages on dynamic message signs as needed.

King County Metro posts service advisories online and sends transit alerts to customers alerting them to bus re-routes and travel changes. Riders can see if their route is affected by visiting Metro’s service advisories page.

Riders are encouraged to sign up for transit alerts for routes they ride, and to monitor local news and social media reports.