ORIGINAL 2:55 PM REPORT: Just in from WSDOT:
The right lane of southbound SR 99, approximately ½ mile north of the West Seattle Bridge, is closed for emergency road repair work. The lane will be closed through the evening commute. During the 6-hour closure, crews will place a steel plate in the lane. When the road reopens, motorcyclists should use extra caution near the steel plates. The 40 mph speed limit will not change.
ADDED 3:31 PM: On the WSB Facebook page, at least one person with a view of the Viaduct says it’s already a mess.
5:35 PM UPDATE: WSDOT has reopened the lane hours earlier than projected.
LATE-NIGHT UPDATE: And WSDOT says it’s closed again.
SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: And … reopened.