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NEW Peak-Only bus lane on 5th & 6th Avenues installed!

Our crews have been working hard to install new striping and remove old markings quickly and safely in time for the next phase of the Seattle Squeeze on March 23, when all buses that use the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will permanently move to surface streets. To… [ Keep reading ]

A new transit pathway on 5th & 6th Avenues will provide more transit capacity & improve travel time & reliability for northbound buses.

New 5th/6th transit pathway coming soon. A new transit pathway on 5th Ave and 6th Ave from Cherry St to Olive Way will provide more transit capacity and improve travel time and reliability for northbound buses. The King County Metro routes that will use the new transit pathway to access I-5 northbound include:… [ Keep reading ]

King County Metro Service Change: On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets.

Overview On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets to accommodate the Washington State Convention Center construction and future Link light rail expansion. To keep buses and riders moving, the City of Seattle is establishing a new transit pathway on Fifth… [ Keep reading ]

So long, farewell (viaduct).

Remember me? The viaduct?  It’s hard to believe that our city went from #Realign99 to #WinterWeatherResponse on the same day as the opening of the new SR #99Tunnel. The weekend prior to opening, nearly 100,000 people participated in the #Realign99 Step Forward activities to bid adieu to the viaduct and… [ Keep reading ]

Meet Sam, SDOT’s new director!

Welcome, Sam! Monday marked the first day on the job for SDOT’s new director, Sam Zimbabwe. Here’s a snip from his first email to the City team: “Thank you for welcoming me so enthusiastically to Seattle! I can’t express what an honor it is to be a… [ Keep reading ]

VIDEOS: Plan your route now! Here’s what you need to know about the new SR #99Tunnel.

#GoodbyeViaduct and hello, SR #99Tunnel! The new SR 99 tunnel will provide direct access between the stadiums and the Space Needle. Running two miles long, it will be the largest double-deck highway tunnel of its kind in the country. Pretty cool, right? The tunnel offers new options for driving to… [ Keep reading ]

The view from above #Realign99.

Aerial images captured by one of our own. This picture of the fading sunlight over Seattle’s cityscape seems appropriate for us as we sunset a part of Seattle’s history (#GoodbyeViaduct, we will miss you) and prepare for the present/future (hello, #99Tunnel) in the coming days. This is truly a new… [ Keep reading ]

#GoodbyeViaduct – Hello, SR #99Tunnel! Here’s what you need to know.

2 weeks down, 1 to go until the new SR #99Tunnel opens! We’re almost there! Crews are completing the final work needed to realign the SR 99 highway into the new tunnel below downtown Seattle. We’re so grateful to everyone who changed their commute during this time – these two weeks… [ Keep reading ]

Quick #SeattleSqueeze tip: Disperse!

#SeattleSqueeze Tip: Disperse! Hello, week 3 of the #Realign99 closure and the #SeattleSqueeze! And thanks to you all for continuing to be nimble and patient as we move through this together. We’re on the home stretch of the SR 99 closure before the new tunnel opens below downtown Seattle, and… [ Keep reading ]

Here are the #SeattleSqueeze numbers you’ve been waiting for.

One week down, Seattle. We made it through our first week of the #SeattleSqueeze and the #Realign99 closure. We’re making history and we think it’s important that you know this – that you, we, us, we’re all part of this epic Seattle transportation story. And whilst you’re sitting on… [ Keep reading ]