Weekend construction: no bus service inside the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel July 1-2; Link light rail remains in service

Due to scheduled weekend construction at Convention Place Station, buses will not be operating in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel July 1-2. Customers who normally ride bus routes 41, 101, 150, 255 & Sound Transit Express Route 550 in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will instead board or exit buses on surface streets.

Photo of rider alert sign posted at International District Station

This Rider Alert is posted at International District Station. Alerts are posted at each tunnel station with instructions to riders about changes to bus service July 1-2; Link trains will continue to operate in the tunnel.

NOTE! Sound Transit Link light rail will continue to operate in the tunnel. Buses are scheduled to return to service in the tunnel Monday morning, July 3.

Tunnel buses will travel the surface street routing they use when the tunnel is closed, as indicated on Rider Alerts posted at tunnel stations and on surface street bus stop signs along Second and Fourth avenues, Fifth Avenue South, Olive Way, Stewart and Virginia streets. Details are in Metro’s Alert Center.

Construction crews are scheduled to install a new traction power substation, which powers area electric trolley buses, as Metro’s Convention Place Station property is prepared for sale.

Nighttime construction continues after 9 p.m. on weekdays at Convention Place Station, during which riders board buses only at Bay letter “Ι.”

Come to a Third Ave. Neighborhood Session, share the transit and pedestrian improvements you think matter most

Last fall, we collected public input to help us create a list of potential improvements to Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. Next week, we invite you to meet us on the street to hear about design updates and share your thoughts:

Metro Transit and the Seattle Department of Transportation want to get your thoughts on what improPicture1vements are most important as they work to enhance the Third Avenue corridor for transit users, pedestrians, business and visitors. During August 31-September 3, they will host three Neighborhood Sessions along Third Avenue to hear from you. The goal of the project is to make the corridor an inviting, accommodating, safe and attractive place where people want to be.

You’ll be able to talk with the project team and learn how community input collected last fall has been incorporated into the design, what the team sees as the critical improvements to make, and share your priorities for improving Third Avenue for pedestrians, transit users, visitors, business, and downtown residents alike.

The sessions will take place outside on the sidewalk (rain or shine) along Third Avenue on the following dates:

Belltown
Monday, August 31

3:00 – 6:00 PM
Between Battery and Bell Streets

Business District
Wednesday, September 2

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Between Pike and Union Streets

Pioneer Square
Thursday, Septe
mber 3
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Between Yesler Way and S Washington Street

Third Avenue is downtown Seattle’s most heavily used transit corridor. More than 2,500 buses travel the corridor every weekday, serving an estimated 42,000 riders each day. Thousands of visitors, workers, shoppers and area residents also use Third Avenue daily.

The project will complement the many other improvements currently underway in the downtown area.

For more information about the project visit the project webpage.