Advance traffic alert: Partial Viaduct closure in two weeks

For your planning-ahead purposes, note that the most recent round of SDOT traffic advisories mention a closure of the *southbound* Alaskan Way Viaduct coming up Friday night 8/19 through Monday morning 8/22.

8 Replies to "Advance traffic alert: Partial Viaduct closure in two weeks"

  • metrognome August 7, 2011 (11:00 pm)

    Again? I thought they said no more closures until ‘the big one’ in Oct. And how does my pinochle group, which meets in the north end, ALWAYS manage to pick a closure weekend when it hasn’t even been announced yet. It took me an hour and a half to get there last time. At least it is only southbound this time when I’ll be heading home.

  • CandrewB August 8, 2011 (7:20 am)

    Just hop on the Monorail.

  • metrognome August 8, 2011 (7:31 am)

    that would have taken twice as long and required a transfer downtown at midnight.

  • Paul August 8, 2011 (7:17 pm)

    is the southbound offramp off I-5 to west seattle also closed those days and if so how in the heck do I get home?

    • WSB August 8, 2011 (8:44 pm)

      Paul, it shouldn’t be – this is just 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct, not the Spokane Street Viaduct. Of course, stay tuned, as sometimes these plans change …

  • Aman August 8, 2011 (8:17 pm)

    Metrognome, maybe you should reschedule your card game or host it at a different venue? It is insensitive that SDOT did not check with you first. They neglected me as well.

  • Paul August 8, 2011 (9:43 pm)

    I drove by a sign today on I -5 that said west seattle exit would be closed but I didn’t catch the dates

  • Cecelia Lehmann August 10, 2011 (12:36 am)

    If W. Seattle exit is closed from I-5, then usually 6th exit is still open. It’s sort of a pain and hope for no train but then you take 6th exit, then they sometimes bother with detour signs, sometimes not.

    But you basically then head to the low bridge.

    If you live further south, if the offramp is closed it makes more sense to head down to Corson and go through Georgetown over to 1st and up the back way. Then you don’t have to worry about getting stuck behind trains.

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