TRAFFIC ALERT – SR 99 CLOSURE
Seattle’s SR 99 will close 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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
STAY IN THE KNOW!
These resources will give you the latest and greatest info on all things traffic, in real time:
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