Tomorrow: Viaduct closure; reservoir park; Hands Across the Sand…

3 reminders tonight in case you forgot these were happening tomorrow:

ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT CLOSURE (AND HALF THE 1ST AVENUE S. BRIDGE): The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon closes the Alaskan Way Viaduct for much of tomorrow – both directions from 4 am to 1 pm, according to WSDOT, and the northbound deck stays closed past that, till 4 pm. Also, the northbound side of the 1st Avenue South Bridge will be closed 5 am-11 am tomorrow and Sunday for maintenance.

WEST SEATTLE RESERVOIR (WESTCREST) PARK MEETING: Tomorrow morning is the fourth public meeting to discuss design of the new parkland atop the newly covered reservoir at Westcrest Park in Highland Park. This time, the all-but-final design will be shown. The meeting’s 10 am-noon at Southwest Community Center. (Notes from past meetings, and other project info, can be seen here.)

HANDS ACROSS THE SAND: As first mentioned last weekend, Alki is one of the beaches around the country where people will gather to show opposition to offshore drilling and support for “clean energy.” Gather at the Bathhouse starting at 11; the demonstration starts at noon. Official info at

DELRIDGE ALLEY CLEANUP: They’re winning kudos – and fighting a war against trash, overgrowth and neglect. The alley cleanup crew will be back behind Delridge Library tomorrow, 10 am-2 pm. Here’s our story from their last round of work; you’re welcome to join them.

7 Replies to "Tomorrow: Viaduct closure; reservoir park; Hands Across the Sand..."

  • Sue June 25, 2010 (10:22 pm)

    TR, the hyperlink for is incorrect – if you click on it, it brings you to …, not …

    • WSB June 25, 2010 (10:45 pm)

      Fixed! Thanks!

  • Cheryl June 26, 2010 (8:57 am)

    What about I-90 over to Bellevue? Is that affected by the marathon too?

  • Tom Fine June 26, 2010 (11:02 am)

    The traffic mess on Saturday is what traffic will be like with the viaduct closed and most likely also the same when the under sized tunnel is built.

  • irukandji June 26, 2010 (1:50 pm)

    OMFG. How do I get an initiative started to make it impossible to close major causeways for non-construction events? Hell made more dangerous by angry drivers. In the 2.5 hours I was stuck in traffic, I saw four near-accidents from aggressive driving, including one guy that decided it would be OK to nearly run me off the road or total the side of my car in a failed pissing match of merge etiquette with the guy behind me. White pick up truck with a trailer on it. I’m still shaking.

  • austin June 26, 2010 (2:13 pm)

    Attempting to end the use of roads for non-car events won’t prevent the psychotic behavior exhibited by most drivers, it’ll just limit the enjoyment of those willing to get out of their cars every once in a while. Road rage and traffic are caused by laziness, selfishness and the one person per car mentality, not by closing a road for a few hours.

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