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.


  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:

    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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