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Feb. 20, 2009

KCDOT News Center

Road construction in Seattle SODO area will affect bus service

The city of Seattle is beginning road improvement projects in the SODO area that will result in some reroutes, relocated bus stops, and delays for King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit express bus service for several months.

First Avenue South
Beginning Monday, Feb. 23, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be restricting traffic while rebuilding a portion of First Avenue South between South Stacy and South Horton streets. During this project, Metro buses will remain on their regular routing on First Avenue South, but travel is expected to be delayed. Also, there will be times when some bus stops on First Avenue South will be temporarily closed or moved. Metro will post Rider Alerts at these stops, but changes could occur with little advance notice. The city anticipates work on this project will continue through September.

South Spokane Street & SODO Busway
Construction associated with the Spokane Street Viaduct/Fourth Avenue Ramp Project will impact approximately 17 Metro and Sound Transit bus routes at South Spokane Street and the SODO Busway. Bus reroutes are expected to begin on Monday, March 2 and continue through mid May.

Buses traveling northbound on the busway should not be affected by the construction. The southbound service that will be rerouted 24/7 includes: Metro routes 32, 39, 101, 106, 150, 152, 170, 177, 190, 191, 194, and 196; and Sound Transit Express routes 590, 592, 593, 594 and 595.

All of the affected routes will miss stops on the busway, Spokane Street, or Fourth Avenue South. But, all will serve two new temporary stops southbound on Sixth Avenue South located just south of South Lander Street and just north of Spokane Street. Bus riders who transfer in the SODO area will also be impacted by these service revisions.

For more detailed information about the Spokane Street and busway reroutes, visit Metro Online.

For information about all Metro service, visit the website or call the Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000.

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