The University of Washington: Facilities Services

Driving to Central Campus

Driving to Central Campus

Coming from the north

From I-5 southbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn left onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit. (Wayfinding map of the Central Plaza Garage)

If you have a Special Event Parking Permit for Meany Theatre events, continue south on 15th Avenue to NE 40th Street. Turn left at Gate #5 and stop at the gatehouse. You will be directed to a specific level of the Central Plaza Garage.

Coming from the south

Drive northbound on I-5 (do not use the express lanes), and take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn right onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit. (Wayfinding map of the Central Plaza Garage).

If you have a Special Event Parking Permit for Meany Theatre events, continue south on 15th Avenue to NE 40th Street where Gate #5 is located. Turn left and stop at the gatehouse. You will be directed to a specific level of the Central Plaza Garage.

Coming from the east

Coming from the east use State Route 520. Take the Montlake Boulevard exit. Continue north on Montlake Blvd. and cross the drawbridge. At the first traffic light after the bridge, turn left onto NE Pacific Street. Proceed west on NE Pacific to 15th Avenue NE. Turn right and head north on 15th Avenue to NE 41st Street where Gate #1 is located. Turn right into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit. (Wayfinding map of the Central Plaza Garage.)

If you have a Special Event Parking Permit for Meany Theatre events, head north on 15th Avenue but turn right onto campus a block sooner - at NE 40th Street where Gate #5 is located. Stop at the gatehouse. You will be directed to a specific level of the Central Plaza Garage.