West Seattle traffic alert: Extra bridge closure added, Thursday night

June 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm | In Spokane St. Viaduct project, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Along with tonight’s overnight WESTBOUND closure of the Spokane Street Viaduct – which means you can’t get to the bridge from I-5 or Beacon Hill – another one’s just been added for tomorrow night (late Thursday night to early Friday). Details ahead in an SDOT advisory:

As previously announced, the westbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct between I-5 and SR 99 will be closed Wednesday night, June 20, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

However, the project contractor has determined that an additional closure will be needed Thursday night, June 21. This second overnight closure will close the westbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct between I-5 and SR 99 beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday evening and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday morning.

Motorists heading to West Seattle or Harbor Island can circumvent the closure by taking southbound SR 99 and using its West Seattle off-ramp.

For both nights, the left eastbound lane of the Spokane Street Viaduct between I-5 and SR 99 will be closed from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day. Traffic will be maintained in the remaining eastbound lane.

More information about the project can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/spokanestreet.htm.


  1. Thanks for the heads up makes traveling home at 1:00am much easier

    Comment by clark5080 — 5:39 pm June 20, 2012 #

  2. Couldn’t find any more info on this (Thurs. night westbound closing) on the provided links. Did I miss something?

    Comment by bolo — 11:43 pm June 20, 2012 #

  3. Meant to say ANY info on the Th. night closing, could not find ANY info there.

    Comment by bolo — 11:43 pm June 20, 2012 #

  4. Bolo – I **just** now added it to the ongoing list atop our sidebar – have been updating that all week and slipped a few hours here. But if you don’t want to take my word for it, here’s the city news release on their own site (the blog-format “On The Move”) – http://onthemove.seattle.gov/2012/06/20/wb-spokane-street-viaduct-second-overnight-closure-on-thursday/

    Comment by WSB — 11:50 pm June 20, 2012 #

  5. OK, thanks, that’s confirmed. This really helps plan my route. How do you find these things? I had been searching around and came up with nothing. Guess you have to know where to look. Is this addition related to all the recently installed lane counter hoses we are crossing along Fauntleroy Way SW near 35th?

    Comment by bolo — 10:16 am June 21, 2012 #

  6. Since WSB is a professional news organization, we get news releases, and when it’s something big like this, we publish them immediately (more often, “news releases” are event announcements and other things that go to the calendar as they are not happening for weeks). You can sign up for the Spokane St. alerts via the box at the top of http://seattle.gov/spokane and you should get alerts like this sent directly; also watch http://onthemove.seattle.gov since SDOT almost always republishes its news releases there – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:45 am June 21, 2012 #

  7. Much thanks, props to you!

    Comment by bolo — 6:24 pm June 21, 2012 #

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