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Welcome to our Transportation Update, where you'll find the latest on road work and other lane/road closures affecting access to Seattle Center. This page is updated weekly.
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, and with the new Harrison St connection to South lake Union, Seattle Streetcar is also a walkable option. To learn more about traffic and road work in Seattle, visit: Seattle Traffic.
The SR-99 Tunnel is now open. Downtown entrances/exits at Seneca St and Western Ave no longer exist. Drivers enter the tunnel southbound from 6th Ave N (just north of Harrison St) and exit northbound SR-99 at Republican St. Harrison St is open across Aurora Ave N  connecting Seattle Center and South Lake Union. 
Beginning Saturday, March 23: Seven Metro bus routes will move from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel to surface streets, adding approximately 830 buses to Downtown streets on weekdays. Bus pathways will be created along 5th and 6th avenues, and some buses will move to 4th Ave. Seven bus routes will move from the tunnel, and bus stop locations will change on 15 routes that serve the downtown core. Check King County Metro for information on how the bus reroutes will change your commute.
Monday, April 22 to Thursday, April 25, 10pm to 4:30am nightly and Friday, April 26 at 11pm to Saturday, April 27 at 7am:  All lanes of the SB I-5 mainline will be closed at James St. During this time, all traffic will be shifted onto the SB I-5 collector-distributor. This work is weather-dependent. The westbound I-90 and Edgar Martinez Drive/4th Ave S on-ramps to SB I-5 will be closed from 10pm to 7 a.m. and the 6th Ave/James St on-ramp from 10 pm to 8am. This work is weather-dependent.
The I-5 closure will be repeated Sunday, April 28 to Friday, May 3, 10pm to 4:30am nightly and Friday, May 3 at 11pm to Saturday, May 4 at 7am.
Saturday, May 4, 9:30am-11am: March of Dimes March for Babies will begin and end at Seattle Center, closing street along its path: Mercer St to southbound 5th Ave N to Cedar St, to 4th Ave to University, returning on 4th Ave to Broad St to southbound 5 Ave N and enter Seattle Center at Harrison St.
Saturday, May 4, 10am-4pm: The Opening Day of Boating Season parade will close the Montlake Bridge in both directions. 
Friday, May 10 at 11pm to Saturday, May 11 at 8am: Northbound SR-99 Tunnel will be closed for monthly maintenance.
Saturday, May 11, 1am-10pm: Harrison St will be closed beween 7th and Dexter avenues north. 
Waterfront Construction: Colman Dock is open, and the passenger-only ferry facility has been temporarily relocated to its north side. Pickup/ drop-off access remains in front of the terminal building. All drive-on customers arrive from S Jackson St. The west side trail is closed between  Lenora and Pike streets until Memorial Day. Road restoration work on Alaskan Way near Pike St has been completed. Four lanes of Alaskan Way, the Pike St crosswalk and the Pike Place Market Garage driveway are now open.


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