Have we missed a reports about Chinese President Xi’s visit’s impact on Seattle traffic? If so, review on. The predictions about trade for 3 days starting tomorrow all have a same conclusion: trade in Seattle starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Sep 23rd by finish of day Thursday, Sep 24th, is going to be bad. Really bad, as in a Mayor’s bureau is advising people to work during home, if possible.
Traffic will certainly boost on and around Queen Anne. Avoid downtown if possible. The SPD Blotter has common QA for downtown entrance here, along with a map next of that streets are totally closed:
Intermittent closures of freeways, informal arterials and downtown streets are expected. The upsurge of buses and cars in downtown Seattle and around a segment will be disrupted.
Travelers in Seattle are suggested to devise forward and design trade delays on all 3 days. Those who can postpone trips downtown or work from home are speedy to do so.
Drivers should deliberate internal media and follow reports on Facebook and Twitter to learn a latest developments; deliberate a City of Seattle’s website, SDOT’s Traveler’s Information page and WSDOT’s website for stream trade conditions; pointer adult to receive emergency alerts from a City of Seattle. (See additional information sources below.)
Vehicle entrance to a area restrained by Olive St., 7th Ave, Lenora St and 4th Ave. might be singular all 3 days. Drivers should design transport closures and limited access. Commuters are speedy to use movement or park outward a area and transport in. People entering a area should design delays and additional confidence screening.
Buses on aspect streets in a north partial of downtown will be rerouted; check with King County Metro Alert for routes impacted. The South Lake Union Streetcar will continue to operate, though a stop during a Westlake Hub during McGraw Square will sojourn closed. The downtown movement hovel is approaching to sojourn open and operating.
Parking on downtown streets will be limited as needed.
Fans attending the Seattle Sounders game during 7 p.m. on Wednesday during Century Link Field should design poignant trade delays and concede some-more transport time than usual.
UPDATED Information: The Seattle Center Monorail will have a mutated schedule:
Seattle Center Monorail to work with reduced magnitude on Sept. 22 and 23. The train(s) will still work from 7:30am to 11pm, however, they will skip from Westlake Center Station each 15 mins instead of 10. The initial Monorail sight will skip during 7:30am, and afterwards in 15-minute increments after that (7:45am, 8am, 8:15am, 8:30am, etc.).
Expect a lot of trade headaches this week, with some spilling over to Queen Anne, compounding Mercer St traffic.