Credit: WSDOT

Viaduct Closure Announced, How Will It Affect You? [map]

As if our traffic wasn’t bad enough, but at least now we have time to plan as this 2-week planned (could be more, could be less) viaduct closure in the heart of Seattle could really affect your commute.  Especially if you come from West Seattle.

WSDOT is closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct for approximately two weeks beginning on April 29 while Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, tunnels beneath the structure. SR 99 will be closed from the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel to Spokane Street.

  • Plan ahead: Expect rush hour congestion to start earlier and end later.
  • Be flexible: If possible, take an alternate route or travel at non-peak times. See the commuter alternatives handout (PDF 0.5 mb) for ways and ideas on adjusting your commute.
  • Stay informed: Visit our resources page for links to apps, cameras, detour maps and more information.
  • Be patient: WSDOT is coordinating with partner agencies to keep people moving during the closure, which is a necessary part of a vital transportation safety project that will transform the SR 99 corridor.

Source and more info WSDOT (HERE)

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