Starting November 10, C-TRAN will begin operating a temporary shuttle across State Route 500 as safety modifications are made to the highway. The Washington State Department of Transportation is removing the traffic signals at both Falk Road/42nd Avenue and Stapleton Road/54th Avenue and reconfiguring those intersections. Both will be reconstructed to a right-in/right-out design, meaning vehicles will no longer be able to cross the highway at those intersections. Only right turns will be permitted. Some of the work is weather permitting, which may cause changes to the project schedule.
Pedestrians and bicyclists will not be permitted to cross the highway at Stapleton Road/54th Avenue. At the Falk Road/42nd Avenue intersection, a pedestrian and bike bridge remains in place. To the east, pedestrians and bicyclists can use Andresen Road to cross the highway.
The C-TRAN shuttle will operate from approximately 6 a.m. to 9:10 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. on weekends. Buses will pick passengers up by request based on an hourly schedule. Passengers must request a ride at least one day in advance for the shuttle to come. To request a ride, call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123. No fare will be required. The shuttle bus cannot accommodate bikes.
The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers on Northeast 54th Avenue or Stapleton Road, serving each side of the highway. On the north side of SR 500, the pickup location is the 4000 block of Northeast 54th Avenue, near Roads End Neighborhood Park. On the south side of SR 500, the pickup location is the 2800 block of Stapleton Road, at Stop ID 689 (currently served by Route 39).
For questions or trip planning assistance, please call C-TRAN at 360-695-0123. More information about the SR 500 safety improvement project is available at www.sr500changes.com.