7. Montlake Freeway Station closure (June 2019)

Construction on SR-520 closes the Montlake Freeway Station; mitigation service added to Route 542

Starting June 14, 2019, WSDOT construction along SR-520 will close the Montlake Freeway Station. In response, WSDOT and Sound Transit are partnering to add Route 542 service on evenings and weekends to provide 7-day service between the Redmond, Montlake and the UDistrict. The stop at Montlake Boulevard & Shelby Street will be the closest alternative stop.

  • Route 545 riders traveling between the Eastside and Montlake can ride expanded Route 542.
  • Route 545 riders traveling between downtown Seattle and Montlake can ride Link light rail.
  • Route 555 riders traveling between Northgate and Montlake can ride Metro Route 67.
  • Route 555 riders traveling between Bellevue and Montlake can ride Metro Route 271.

Daily Customer Impact: 350 of 10,300 (3%) will incur a transfer and additional travel time

Map of Montlake Freeway Station closure service changes