Day-by-day list of Viaduct/99, bridge closures for this week

June 24, 2012 at 3:27 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 7 Comments

Once again for the coming week, we are melding the two lists of major highway/bridge (and related) closures – one from the city, one from the state – to create a day-by-day/night-by-night reference list. This one is for today (June 24th) through next Saturday (June 30th). You’ll find it linked throughout the week atop the WSB sidebar’s “BIG STORIES” link list.

Sunday, June 24 (today)
*No scheduled closures

Monday, June 25
*Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 – No scheduled closures
*Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project – From the city: “North/south traffic at the intersection of Fourth Avenue S and S Spokane Street will likely be limited to one lane in each direction at times between 9 am and 2 pm for construction activity that will proceed across the intersection. One lane of traffic will be closed at a time while construction is done in that lane, before the work shifts to the next lane.”

Tuesday, June 26
*Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 - Closed southbound between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, 9 pm-5 am

Wednesday, June 27
*Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 – Closed southbound between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, 9 pm-5 am
*Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project – From the city: “The eastbound lanes of surface S Spokane Street will be closed between Fourth and Sixth Avenues S, beginning Wednesday, June 27, at 5 am and continuing until 5 am, Friday morning, June 29. The closure will permit the Union Pacific Railroad to rebuild their rail crossings at S Spokane Street.”

Thursday, June 28
*Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 – Closed southbound between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, 9 pm-5 am
*Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project – Eastbound S. Spokane St. closure between 4th and 6th continues all day/night

Friday, June 29
*Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 – Southbound closes 11 pm tonight (to reopen 9 am Sunday)

Saturday, June 30
*Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 – Southbound closed all day

7 Comments

  1. Thanks for this post, it is really quite helpful to have this broken out this way! Under the heading of ‘people are never satisfied …’ Any chance you would consider adding a link to this to the top of page nav bar you have? or maybe a permanent link on the traffic page?

    Comment by justadumbguy — 1:35 pm June 24, 2012 #

  2. I agree, this is a very helpful format. I hope you guys are planning to keep doing these posts weekly. Great work WSB, as usual!

    Comment by West Seattle luv — 7:21 pm June 24, 2012 #

  3. Belated answer but: As noted in the story, this IS permalinked, see the BIG STORIES headline list on the sidebar – “THIS WEEK’S CLOSURES” links to this, and it stays there continuously. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:24 am June 26, 2012 #

  4. ok, I usually don’t pay attention to these late night closures cause they don’t affect me. but, I have a dumb question.

    If I try to take the bus (125) home from downtown late on Thursday night, does the bus still stop at the 2nd and Columbia stop if it is not going on the viaduct? the metro trip planner told me to catch the bus there, but I don’t know if the Metro trip planner takes these closures into account. thanks for any insight.

    Comment by sam-c — 9:45 am June 26, 2012 #

  5. KC Metro just emailed me the answer- lol. (I’m signed up to the email alert for my route, so handy)

    “Their last stop in downtown Seattle will be southbound on 3rd Av just south of Columbia St.”

    I wish that their online trip planner would update itself to reflect these re-routes.

    Comment by sam-c — 10:59 am June 26, 2012 #

  6. WSDOT and SDOT owe the WSB team a giant award (or at least free toll across all bridges/tunnels for a decade) for all the work you’ve done keeping us off their backs for info.

    Comment by Lola P — 1:08 am June 30, 2012 #

  7. Well, no, we’ve gotten enough awards lately … in this case, we’re just doing our job. This is what a news organization should be doing – getting the information that matters to people and reporting it. We keep trying to do a better job day by day. This week in particular has been interesting, and then some! – TR
    .
    P.S. for anyone interested – I got confirmation this evening that the 1st Ave So. onramp to eastbound WS Bridge is now open *to emergency vehicles* …which is why SFD (separate story, published late Thursday) is taking Ladder 13 out of service. They can’t open it to general traffic because until the full width of the widened bridge is ready, there’s no merging space for general traffic, but if you see a fire truck approaching, hopefully everybody will pull back and merging won’t be an issue!

    Comment by WSB — 1:38 am June 30, 2012 #

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