Transit delays to be expected in Seattle on May Day

King County Metro is advising locals to prepare for rerouted buses and traffic delays in downtown Seattle the afternoon and evening of Thursday, May 1.

At this stage, 16 Metro routes and three Sound Transit routes are set to be temporarily rerouted during May Day events.

Some city streets are also scheduled to be closed as a result of May Day activities. During the planned events, Fourth Ave is scheduled to be closed for about an hour between 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Pine St is expected to be closed between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

During the street closures, Fourth Ave bus routes will travel via Third Avenue, and Pine St buses will travel via Union St. Reroutes are also planned for Metro routes 10, 11, 43, 49, 64, 250, 252, 257, 260, 265, 268, 301, 306, 308, 311 and 312, and Sound Transit Express routes 522, 545 and 554.

King County Metro staff want to remind locals that all bus service travelling near or through downtown Seattle may be subject to delays during and after Thursday afternoon’s events.

Bus riders are advised to plan ahead for longer trips, revise travel plans if necessary and allow plenty of travel time. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for specific reroute details.

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