SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Monday its plans to shut down a section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct for nine days in October.
The closure will begin 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 21, and go through 5 a.m., Monday, October 31. WSDOT released the following details about the closures:
- Northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and South Royal Brougham Way will be closed around-the-clock beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
- Northbound SR 99 between the South Royal Brougham Way on-ramp and the Battery Street Tunnel will open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and for special events at CenturyLink Field.
- Southbound SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge will be closed around-the-clock beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
During the closure, transportation crews will break apart much of the SoDo portion of the viaduct and build a connection from a new viaduct bridge to a surface detour.
In May, the state took the viaduct from three lanes to two lanes from Spokane and Holgate streets. Travel times increased by approximately nine minutes. Construction after the October closure is likely to add to the delay.
For more information, go to the WSDOT website.
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