West Seattle Bridge traffic alert: Offramp closure this weekend

February 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm | In Spokane St. Viaduct project, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

WEDNESDAY NOTE: Since publication, this work has been canceled.

ORIGINAL STORY: Just in from SDOT – this will affect eastbound drivers this weekend:

The contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation on the Spokane Street Viaduct Widening project will be closing the intersection of First Avenue S at S Spokane Street this coming weekend in order to repave the southern half of the intersection.

The intersection will be closed to all traffic beginning Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, March 5, at 5 a.m. The eastbound First Avenue off-ramp from the West Seattle Freeway will also be closed. Motorists wishing to exit to SODO can still use the Fourth Avenue off-ramp, which provides motorists the option of then driving either north or south on Fourth Avenue S.

Southbound traffic on First Avenue S will be detoured west at S Hanford Street. Northbound traffic on First Avenue S will be detoured east at S Dawson Street, and then north on Fourth Avenue S.

3 Comments

  1. So SDOT’s new schedule for the First Avenue on ramp is now Summer 2012, versus October 2011 which was what we were sold as a bill of goods three years ago. I’m sorry, SDOT has failed every opportunity to prove that they know how to actually manage a complicated project and keep to a schedule.

    Comment by chas redmond — 9:59 pm February 27, 2012 #

  2. It’s not “new” fwiw – we first reported that back in November:
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    http://westseattleblog.com/2011/11/sdot-says-spokane-street-viaducts-new-1st-avenue-s-ramp-wont-be-fully-open-before-summer

    Comment by WSB — 10:09 pm February 27, 2012 #

  3. It does not matter if it is new info. SDOT has never managed a project and come in on time. yes? no? I guess someday it will be wonderful to drive in and out of WS. I hope my children will enjoy all the beautiful new highwys and roads.

    Comment by denise — 8:54 pm February 29, 2012 #

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