Weekend transportation reminders: Viaduct closure; Water Taxi

99/ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT CLOSURE REMINDER: In case you’ve somehow missed it – one last reminder before tomorrow, Highway 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge will be closed in BOTH DIRECTIONS for most of the weekend. The closure for the twice-yearly inspection (and ongoing maintenance work) is scheduled to start at 6 am Saturday and end no later than 4 pm Sunday. Bus riders, note there is a reroute associated with this too:

From Saturday morning, October 6 at 6:00 AM, until Sunday afternoon, October 7 at 4:00 PM, Metro bus routes 120, 125, & the RapidRide C Line will be rerouted off the Alaskan Way Viaduct to accommodate work being performed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Viaduct bus routes will use alternate surface streets instead to and from the West Seattle Bridge. The only bus stops that will be missed are westbound on Columbia St at 2nd Av when leaving downtown to West Seattle, and eastbound on Seneca St between 2nd and 3rd avenues when arriving downtown. Heading to West Seattle, board buses southbound on 3rd Av between Seneca and Spring streets, or just south of Columbia St. There are not stops after Columbia St.

SPOKANE ST. VIADUCT RAMP CLOSURE SATURDAY MORNING: Also, a reminder that the 1st Avenue South OFFRAMP on the westbound Spokane Street Viaduct is scheduled to be closed 3 am-9 am Saturday.

WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI RUNS FOR SOUNDERS FANS: This Sunday, and again October 21st, the county will add West Seattle Water Taxi runs for Sunday night Sounders games. See the shaded times on the schedule. (And remember that the WT will change to its offseason schedule at the end of this month – starting Monday, October 29th.)

2 Replies to "Weekend transportation reminders: Viaduct closure; Water Taxi"

  • Joe October 5, 2012 (10:50 pm)

    Considering the 99 Viaduct has been closed most week nights for weeks why couldn’t this inspection have been done in conjunction with the other work the state is doing at night?

    • WSB October 5, 2012 (10:54 pm)

      Actually, this week they did not do the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday closures – and those closures have been only Southbound. They need access to both directions for the maintenance/inspection work. But the period is shorter than usual – in the past it’s routinely been an “11 pm Friday to 5 am Monday” closure for the inspection, and this time they’re waiting till Saturday morning and wrapping it up by Sunday afternoon so as not to interfere with Sounders traffic … TR

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