A significant reroute of King County Metro Route 44 goes in effect today (January 16th) and will last through February 16th. This reroute is due to construction work taking place at the Montlake Triangle. Eastbound buses, signed “UNIVERSITY DISTRICT”, will terminate at NE Campus Parkway and turn back. The last stop for eastbound buses will be the 15th Ave NE/NE Campus Parkway stop (next to Schmitz Hall). And, westbound buses, signed “BALLARD”, will begin at the 15th Ave NE/NE 42nd St stop.
This reroute will not impact other bus routes (like the 25, 43, and 48) that travel along the NE Pacific St and Montlake Blvd NE corridors. For similar service to and from the UW Medical Center, South Campus, and Husky Stadium, use alternatives like Metro routes 43, 48, 167, 197, and 271, or Sound Transit routes 540, 542, 556, and 586.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.