SR 99 Closes for 3 Weeks in 3 Weeks

Both directions of SR 99 through downtown Seattle will close for three weeks.   At 10 p.m. Friday, January 11,  so crews can realign the roadway into the new tunnel. If you work/live/play in the area, now is the time to make plans to change your commute patterns during the month of January.

We expect traffic disruptions across Central Puget Sound. We need everyone to help us avoid gridlock by talking to their employers and families about doing one thing differently:

  • Shift your travel time to avoid the busiest times on the roadway.
  • Bike or walk to work or school.
  • Start or join a carpool, or vanpool.
  • Start a telecommute program for employees.
  • Use transit, particularly light rail and King County Water Taxi.
  • Postpone discretionary trips
  • When possible take time off.
  • Lastly, be prepared for your new route when the closure ends and the new tunnel opens.

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About Laurie Hardie

Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.