Seattle area travel changes beginning January 2019

Interested in carpooling?

We’ve made Facebook events, one for each day of the week, which will act as online rideshare boards. Post your need for a ride, your empty spaces in your car, or just a general interest in carpooling, don’t forget to say when you will be traveling and from what part of town you are coming!








It’s time to get ready –

Starting January 11, 2019, the Puget Sound region will experience the longest closure of a major highway when WSDOT closes the Alaskan Way Viaduct to complete the work needed to open the SR 99 tunnel three weeks later. Everyone traveling in the region will be impacted.

What you can do to plan and prepare:

  • Stay informed and sign up for alerts –
  • Change your commute – tools at
  • Whenever possible, don’t drive alone.
  • Leave extra time.
  • Be safe, flexible, creative and patient
  • If you are late, you may still join your class
  • If you find yourself stuck in traffic that just won’t move and you can’t make it to class, call or email us that same day and we will prorate your tuition (giving you future tuition credit) up to two classes.
HERE is a fact sheet to share and help prepare for the Seattle Squeeze.


Information provided by the SODO BIA:

We want to provide you a timeline of major downtown projects that will impact traffic beginning in January and over the next few years, along with some tips for preparation and contact information:

January 4, 2019

SR 99 Stadium Ramps Close: Northbound SR 99 on-ramp from Royal Brougham Way and Southbound SR 99 off-ramp to S Atlantic Street close about one week before the full closure to allow for work on connections to the new SR 99 tunnel.

January 11, 2019

Alaskan Way Viaduct Closes: WSDOT will close SR 99 through downtown Seattle for approximately three weeks to build roadway and ramp connections, realign SR 99 and open the new SR 99 tunnel.

Early February 2019

SR 99 Tunnel Opens: The new 2-mile stretch of SR 99 tunnel opens to traffic. After the tunnel opens the northbound off-ramp to downtown will remain closed for up to two weeks.


Bus Routes that come to Georgetown:


Route 131/132, click for more bus info


Route 124, click for more bus info