TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: It’s Friday, so Highway 99 closure starts tonight, and other weekend notes

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
It’s Friday, and that means the much-discussed Highway 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts tonight. See maps/times here. In general, it starts at 10 pm, but there are provisions for allowing vehicles onto 99 to handle departures from the Seahawks game – for southbound 99, the Columbia St. entrance will stay open until midnight. One more reminder – from the West Seattle Bridge until the Battery Street Tunnel, it’s only closed until early Monday, but from there north to Valley Street on lower Queen Anne, the closure continues until early Wednesday. If you’re taking a bus that uses 99, check here for reroute info.

OTHER WEEKEND NOTES: The Alki Beach 5K for Northwest Hope and Healing closes Alki Avenue SW for a few hours on Sunday morning. That’s one of the various citywide non-Highway 99 alerts in this roundup published by SDOT.

8:25 AM: If you are headed westbound on the bridge, a safety alert was just broadcast regarding an overhead sign in danger of falling. Didn’t catch exactly where, except that it was on the Fauntleroy Expressway section, and it’s going to be checked out ASAP.

1 Reply to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: It's Friday, so Highway 99 closure starts tonight, and other weekend notes"

  • Bertha DeBlues August 25, 2014 (12:06 am)

    You know, I was really looking forward to the Viaduct being out of my way until Monday, or Wednesday, better yet, so I could blast my tunes and party down. I guess it’s better for commuters if he’s back, but he’s SUCH a killjoy for me. Just no fun. Plus, he’s always lording it over me that he actually (mostly) works the way he’s supposed to.


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