Drivers will encounter temporary lane closures on Columbia Street between Fourth and Second Avenues today until 3 p.m. while crews restripe the roadway. Columbia Street between Third and Second avenues may be totally closed to vehicles except Metro Transit during part of the day.
When the paving markings are completed, the far right hand lane on westbound Columbia Street between Second and Third will be a “bus only” lane; however, motor vehicles other than buses will still be able to use this lane to access the parking garage at that location. The “bus only” lane will reduce delays for buses serving the bus stop at this location and then entering the Alaskan Way Viaduct from Columbia Street.
For more information: Linda Thielke, Metro Transit, (206) 684-1414; Marybeth Turner, Seattle Department of Transportation, (206) 684-8548