Transit Alert – Ride transit to weekend community activities & the Seahawks game; expect some reroutes & delays due to planned events and construction; text your stop ID to 62550

Some King County area transit service will be affected by community and construction events and activities this weekend.

Transit reroute start and end times, routing, and other details may be subject to change.  Use regularly published timetables, allow plenty of travel time and expect possible delays.

Even when it is affected by traffic, construction, temporary reroutes or delays, riding transit and Link Light rail are still a great ways to get around our community and to most local events and activities, where there is usually congestion and limited parking.

Text for departures
At - or on your way to - your stop, text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop.

Weekend highlights
Eastbound SR-520 bridge closure
From Friday evening, November 30 at 11:00 PM, until Monday morning, December 3 at 5:00 AM, Metro routes 255 and 271, and Sound Transit Express Route 545 will be rerouted eastbound off of the SR-520 bridge.  Westbound service will not be affected.


Partial closure of SODO Busway begins this weekend
From Saturday, Dec 1 through Sunday, December 9, transit service will be rerouted in both directions off the SODO Busway between S Holgate St and S Royal Brougham Way during a paving project.

Downtown Bellevue - holiday traffic reroutes 
Every year Metro reroutes certain routes in downtown Bellevue to help mitigate service delays due to heavy congestion associated with shopping activity and the Snowflake Lane display. Metro routes 240, 246 and 271 will be rerouted on Friday, November 23 and continue through Monday, December 24.

Saturday, December 1
West Seattle's Hometown Holidays
On Saturday, December 1, from 12:00 Noon until 10:00 PM, Metro routes 22, 50, 128 and the RapidRide C Line will be rerouted in the West Seattle Junction area, during the Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting event.

Magnolia Village Winterfest
On Saturday, December 1, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Metro Route 31 will be rerouted in the Magnolia Village area during the
Magnolia Village Winterfest. 

Auburn Santa Parade and Tree Lighting
On Saturday, December 1 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Metro routes 180, 181 and DART 910 will be rerouted in downtown Auburn during the Auburn Santa Parade & Tree Lighting.

Sunday, December 2
Seahawks Game – 1:25 PM kick-off
Expect possible transit service delays in the downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square, stadium and SODO areas due to traffic, crowds and congestion near CenturyLink Field.

Link light rail and most transit routes that serve downtown Seattle go to within a few blocks of CenturyLink Field, or connect with routes that do.

Metro Route 21 will be rerouted off of 1st Av S between S Holgate St and Edgar Martinez Dr S, about three hours before the start - and continue until about one hour after the end - of major stadium events. Start and end times may vary. 

Other weekend events
While not necessarily requiring reroutes, the following weekend events may cause extra traffic or delays in Metro’s service area.  Use regularly published timetables, but allow plenty of time for transit trips.

  • Dec 1 - Civic rally at Seattle City hall on 4th Av
  • Dec 1 - Our Lady of Guadelupe March on S Jackson St and Boren Av S

Known planned construction-related impacts to transit service are posted in Metro’s online Service Advisories table and sent to Transit Alert subscribers.  It’s a good idea to sign up for Transit Alerts or otherwise check for a service advisory before you travel.

Additional information
Visit Metro’s website for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service, routing and stops for most planned events.  Sign up for Transit Alerts or check for a service advisory before you travel.

Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other information. 

Use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the next transit service is scheduled or predicted at your stop. 

Visit the King County Water Taxi site for information about regular and holiday Water Taxi operation. 

Visit the Community TransitPierce TransitSound Transit or Washington State Ferries websites for information about services provided by Metro’s regional transit partners. 

For non-transit traffic or other local updates, check media sources, follow @seattledot or visit

or other relevant sites.

Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.