New bus stop added for Seattle’s Third Avenue

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and King County Metro Transit have partnered to install a new bus stop at Third Avenue, where it connects to Union Street and Pike Street.

The two stops will split the busiest bus stop in the area, providing additional space for more buses. The new stop sign will become effective Nov. 23.

Approximately 25,000 people use the buses at this specific stop every day. Adding the new stop will allow more buses into the area, making the current service smoother and easier to access.

With voters granting their approval in 2014, crews will also expand the Rapid Ride C and D lines next spring.  The new stop sign will also allow these additions to run smoothly and easily.

Crews have already started to move the signs. The sidewalk on Third Avenue will also be altered to make way for the additional stop. Depending on the weather, Metro is scheduled to add the new transit stop this coming weekend.

The additional stop is part of the Third Avenue Transit Corridor Project from SDOT and Metro. The goal is to make improvements for pedestrians and transportation throughout the corridor up to 2017.

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