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TRAFFIC ALERT – SR 99 CLOSURE

Seattle’s SR 99 will close permanently for approximately three weeks starting January 11, 2019.

Also known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct, SR 99 ran through downtown Seattle, and with its closure we anticipate the area will be a scene straight out of Independence Day.

We hope the aftermath is not that extreme (and we kinda hope Will Smith shows up anyway), but WSDOT has warned us that the closure will disrupt local and regional traffic patterns. We advise you plan your trip to the museum accordingly during this three-week period.

State Route 99 closed January 11, 2019 for 3 weeks

State Route 99 closed January 11, 2019 for 3 weeks


To help you prepare, here are some resources to help make your travels to MoPOP stress-free without the use of Agent K’s Neuralyzer.

 

ADJUST YOUR TRAVEL TIMES & KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Before you travel, check current travel times and stay engaged. Use WSDOT’s online commute calculator, SDOT’s traveler information map, or other real-time traffic tools to find out when you need to leave to arrive at your destination on time.

Commute Seattle’s Commute Portal

WSDOT Traffic mobile app

WSDOT Live Traffic Cameras

WSDOT’s Seattle-area live travel times page

 

TRANSIT AND PARK & RIDES

There are more than a dozen transit agencies operating in the Puget Sound region, all working to get you where you need to be. Check your transit options using these trip planning resources:

King County Get-Ready website

Puget Sound Trip Planner (desktop)

Puget Sound Trip Planner (mobile app)

Park & Ride locations and information

OneBusAway mobile app

 

BIKE

Bicycling can be faster than driving or riding transit, removes the stress of sitting in traffic, and builds exercise into your day. Check these resources to help get you rolling:

SDOT’s Seattle Bike Map

SDOT Free-Floating Bike Share

 

WALK

For those able, walking the last part of your trip into downtown can help avoid the heaviest congestion. Walking the entire way, if you are located within a reasonable distance of the museum, may be the best option. Walking is a free, reliable option that’s good for you and good for the planet, which are all reasons to put a pep in your step.

SDOT Walking Map

Downtown Accessibility Map

Feet First

 

STAY IN THE KNOW!

These resources will give you the latest and greatest info on all things traffic, in real time:

Travel news on Twitter follow: @WSDOT_traffic @SeattleDOT @KCMetroBus @SoundTransit @MyCommTrans #Realign99 #99Tunnel

WSDOT Travel Times

SDOT Traveler Information Map

Transit Alerts

 


 

Resources

Viaduct Closure One-sheet ▸


Questions?

For additional information about the closure:

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