Bridge-work updates: Fauntleroy Expressway, Spokane St. Viaduct

Two updates from SDOT for next week: The first night of the Fauntleroy Expressway closure for quake-safety upgrades – the southwest end of the West Seattle Bridge – will start later, because of the Monday night Seahawks game. So that night only, it’ll start 10:30 pm (9 pm the next two nights, as the map from our original report notes).

Second, the city is tentatively planning to close the westbound Spokane Street Viaduct (the bridge between I-5 and 99) every night from next Wednesday (December 14) through December 23rd. And there are surface closures planned just east of West Seattle, at East Marginal/South Spokane, Monday-Thursday nights, as well as a “tentative” plan to detour 1st Avenue S. at Spokane St. each night Dec. 16-22. (Got all that? We’ll have a reminder each day in the daily-highlights preview, as usual.)

7 Replies to "Bridge-work updates: Fauntleroy Expressway, Spokane St. Viaduct"

  • Glendafrench December 9, 2011 (8:32 am)

    That owl is adorable! Props to the graphic designer!

  • Scooterista December 9, 2011 (9:03 am)

    Well, that’s just lovely. How thoughtful of them to time this for the days immediately before Christmas when many of us will be at events & parties and running errands later in the evening. I’m so very glad that this will happen at just about the most inconvenient time possible. Whoops, just pulled a sarcasm muscle.

  • j9 December 9, 2011 (9:28 am)

    Oh waaaaaah. At least its still semi-usable. And I for one would like a bridge that’s more earthquake safe!

  • jc December 9, 2011 (9:59 am)

    It seems to the point where it’s too much of a bother to keep track of what’s closed where. Just assume that it will take an hour to get anywhere and be pleasantly surprised if nothing’s closed.

    • WSB December 9, 2011 (10:15 am)

      JC, your idea might be the best official traffic alert yet. Some days my thought is that the electronic signs w/traffic info should just blink GO BACK HOME ALREADY …

  • sam-c December 9, 2011 (11:20 am)

    yes, it’s always hard to estimate travel time anymore. last weekend we went to a party up in n. seattle, and included enough buffer time that we got there 30 minutes early. we just took advantage of the extra time and ran some errands.
    wonder how this bridge closure will impact the bus ride home from a dance performance in cap. hill that ends at 10. oh well, small pains for large gains in the end, right?

  • Mr Matt December 9, 2011 (7:18 pm)

    This… shouldn’t really be that bad to be honest. I mean, if you’re coming into WS just drop off an exit early at Delridge and skirt underneath to Avalon/Admiral…? No big whoop. I mean, yes, that light at the bottom of W Marginal/Delridge/Spokane sucks and always will suck but compared to everything else going on around here this doesn’t seem that bad.

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