Seattle waterfront shuttle expands hours ahead of 'Seattle Squeeze'
You'll have one more way to navigate the "Seattle Squeeze," starting Monday morning.
The north-south loop of the free Seattle waterfront shuttle will begin operating four hours earlier on weekdays, in an effort to help give commuters and tourists more options during the three-week period as the Alaskan Way Viaduct switches over to the tunnel.
Normally the shuttle only operates between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily; weekend service will continue to start at 10 a.m. Starting Monday, the loop will start having shuttles at 6 a.m. on weekdays.
The loop runs from Seattle Center to King Street Station, with three or four shuttles making stops along Alaskan Way.
Meanwhile, the east loop — which runs between the waterfront and the Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library — will continue to operate daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This is just one of many ways that officials are hoping to ease the burden of the viaduct closure, which is expected to impact traffic throughout the city.
Parts of the viaduct have already been closed, although the bulk of the closures will start Friday, January 11 at 8 p.m.
Click through the slideshow above to see some of the other ways you can get around the city during the closure.