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Third Avenue Improvements

Third Avenue Improvements Seattle Department of Transportation

Third Avenue is Seattle’s most heavily used transit corridor, hosting thousands of Metro riders every day. SDOT and King County Metro are working together to implement transit and right-of-way improvements along Third Avenue in downtown Seattle and into Pioneer Square. The changes are designed to improve bus reliability and make the street safer for pedestrians and cyclists.  Project investments in Pioneer Square include the following:


  • Repaving Third Avenue between Yesler Way and Main Street;

  • Moving the southbound bus stop between Jefferson and James streets one block north;

  • Making Third Avenue a bus-only street between Stewart Street and Yesler Way from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day of the week;

  • Launching all-door boarding along the entire Third Avenue bus corridor; and

  • Upgrading real-time arrival information signs and ORCA card readers at bus stops.

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