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What you need to know to avoid traffic tie-ups on your way to and from Seattle Center.
Mercer Corridor Project
February 2019 marks the beginning of a new period in downtown Seattle transportation mobility, with the permanent closure of the SR-99 Viaduct and opening of the SR-99 Tunnel in early February. With it comes the reknitting of Harrison St. across Aurora Ave., creating a new connection between Seattle Center and South Lake Union. The reconnecting of John and Thomas streets will happen in 2020. 
 
Please note that 1st Ave N. Garage is now closed. Mercer Street Garage, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North, and 5th Ave N Garage, between Republican and Harrison Streets, remain open for public use.
 
Arena construction will start soon. For more information on this transformational project, visit: New Arena at Seattle Center.    
 
To avoid traffic slowdowns, consider all transportation options as you route your way to and from Seattle Center. Several Metro bus routes serve the Center, and Seattle Center Monorail provides a speedy connection between Seattle Center and the Sound Transit/Metro Station at Westlake. To learn more about traffic and road work in Seattle, visit: Seattle Traffic.
 
Beginning Feb. 4: The SR-99 Tunnel is now open. Downtown entrances/exits at Seneca Street and Western Avenues no longer exist. Drivers enter the tunnel southbound from 6th Ave. N. and exit northbound SR-99 at Republican St. Harrison St. is open across Aurora Ave. N. connecting Seattle Center and South Lake Union. 
 
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8pm to Friday, Feb. 22 at 5am: Southbound SR-99/Aurora Ave will be closed between Thomas and John streets. Traffic will be detoured onto Harrison St. 
 
Monday, Feb 25 to Friday, March 1, 8pm to 5am nightly: Southbound SR-99/Aurora Ave will close between Harrison St and Denny Way.
 
Sunday, March 3, 6am-12 noon: Hot Chocolate 5K/15K will close streets around Seattle Center including Mercer between 2nd and 5th avenue north, 5th Ave N to Harrison St, Harrison St to northbound SR-99 and northbound SR-99 to N 73rd St.   
 
Monday, March 4 at 8pm to Tuesday, March 5 at 5am: Southbound SR-99/Aurora Ave will be closed between Harrison St and Denny Way.   
 
Waterfront Construction: Traffic on Alaskan Way S./Alaskan St. is shifted to beneath the Viaduct between S. King St. and Pike St. Traffic is shifted to the east side of Alaskan Way between Pike and Virginia streets.Vehicle, pedestrian and bike ferry access is affected, so heed to the directional signage. Seawall construction stretches from Pike to Virginia Street. Daytime and evening construction will occur. Sidewalk access will be restricted along the west side of Alaskan Way. Access to Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park and businesses will remain open.


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