Due to President Biden’s visit, King County Metro is advising travelers to allow extra travel time on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. Some street closures will cause delays and disruptions to bus routes that travel in downtown Seattle.
Sound Transit’s Link 1 Line is operating to and through downtown Seattle and is a good alternative avoid travel delays on surface streets.
- During this time, Metro routes 7, 40, 62, 64, 70, 216, 218, 257, 268, 311, 320 and the RapidRide C Line, and Sound Transit Express Routes 545 and 554 are currently rerouted, and are affected by closures of portions of Westlake Avenue North, Denny Way, Fourth Avenue, and Lenora, Virginia and Pine streets. (*First Hill Streetcar was listed in error in our transit alert and will be corrected).
- The City of Seattle South Lake Union Streetcar also will face disruptions and will not serve the Westlake Hub, and will not operate south of Lenora Street, and the platform stops on Westlake Avenue at Olive Way and at Seventh Avenue stations will not be served.
- Sound Transit also has reroutes for ST Express routes 510, 545, 554, 577, 578, 590, 592 and 594.
- The City of Seattle is coordinating street closures and signal timing for the president’s visit.
When the presidential motorcade is traveling in the region, transit riders should prepare for potential intermittent temporary delays along its pathways, which can include regional highways and access ramps.
Metro has posted service advisories online and sent transit alerts to customers alerting them to reroutes and travel changes. Riders can see if their route is affected by visiting Metro’s service advisories page.
Riders are encouraged to sign up for transit alerts for routes they ride, and to monitor local news and social media reports that can help adjust travel plans.