June 18, 2012
Weekend marathon will disrupt transit service
Approximately 40 Metro Transit bus routes will be significantly disrupted by the big Rock ‘n Roll Marathon this Saturday, June 23, that takes runners across, over, and around Seattle.
More than 30,000 runners are expected, and will be using a new course this year. Many streets throughout the city – including major arterials like Rainier Avenue South, Second Avenue, Mercer Street, and the Alaskan Way Viaduct – will be closed, and buses will need to be rerouted during the closures.
Bus reroutes will begin with the start of service Saturday morning. As soon as streets reopen, buses will resume regular routing, but traffic and transit delays are expected to be severe and last for several hours. It will also likely impact transit service well beyond the actual area of the race.
For more specifics about the bus reroutes, please visit Metro’s Events & Construction webpage. You can also call the Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000. Because these are temporary reroutes, the information will not be available in the online Trip Planner.