What's happening now
Work along Eastlake Avenue E continues to take place which includes curb and roadway restoration and structural steel assembly. Signal and illumination work continue at street intersections on the west side of Eastlake Ave E.
Effects on the area
- On-street parking will continue to not be available on the west side of Eastlake Avenue E between Roy and Harrison streets
- Some traffic congestion is anticipated but travel lanes on both sides of Eastlake Ave E will remain open
- Access to businesses and residential buildings will be maintained
What to expect during construction work
Construction is expected to continue through the summer. Typical work week hours are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 4 pm. Construction schedules may shift due to inclement weather, material shipment delays or other unforeseen circumstances. Some nighttime and weekend work may be required.
- Temporary parking restrictions
- Periodic lane closures
- Flaggers to direct traffic around the work areas
- Detours for people walking, rolling, and biking
- Construction staging and parking impacts near the construction site
- Some sidewalk, intersection and lane closures
- Typical construction impacts, such as noise, truck activity and dust and debris
We will provide notifications to businesses and residents ahead of construction activities in the area.
When driving, biking and rolling around the construction of the new Metro layover facility, be aware of the work being done. Work sites can change daily—please pay attention to traffic patterns and be aware of all activities taking place around you, including other drivers and people who may be walking, biking, or rolling in the area.
Construction for this project will continue through summer 2024 which means more traffic through this corridor. Follow all work crew instructions and read posted signs. Traffic cones, high-visibility barrels, and other warning signs help people move safely through work zones. Flaggers are there for your safety and the safety of workers on-site.
Please be attentive, careful and courteous in the construction zone. Everyone working in the public right–of–way deserves to get home safely at the end of each workday.
- Construction: Spring 2023 to Summer 2024
- Open for bus service: Summer 2024
Construction for the Eastlake Layover Facility project is expected to continue through the summer. Please sign up for updates to stay informed on construction activities for this project.
We are also coordinating with our partners at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), to minimize impacts on concurrent construction work—you can visit their project webpage to learn more.
There will be several roadway changes for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists once the project is complete.
- There will be impacts to some on-street parking stalls on the west side of Eastlake Avenue East. Parking will be:
- removed between Roy and Mercer streets
- reduced to 6 stalls between Mercer and Republican streets
- removed between Harrison and Thomas streets
- restricted to weekend-only between Thomas and John streets
- Permanent lane reductions – from 4 to 2 lanes – between Roy and Stewart streets.
- A shared-use path on the east side of Eastlake Avenue East between Roy and Mercer streets.
- Replacement of the northbound right-turn slip lane to Lakeview Boulevard East with a right-turn-only lane at Roy Street.
- New or improved pedestrian crossings.
- New traffic signal installation at the Eastlake Avenue East and Republican Street intersection.
- Removal of the existing bus stop at Mercer Street and Eastlake Avenue East. An alternative stop will be Route 70 at Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue. Please review Route 70's schedule for more information.
- Eastlake Ave E weekend and night notices – January 2024
- Lakeview Boulevard northbound lane notice – November 2023
- Lakeview Boulevard southbound lane notice – October 2023
- Lakeview Boulevard detour notice – September 2023
- Eastlake Ave E traffic switch notice – April 2023
- Eastlake Ave E on-street parking notice – January 2023
- Construction information fact sheet - Fall 2022
- Final Design Outreach Report - March 2021
- Project folio - March 2021
- Project fact sheet - January 2020
- Eastlake Layover Facility Phase 1 Public Engagement Report - March 2018
- Screen shots of our online open house - January 2018
- Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections info sheet: Center City Layover Project