ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT: Inspection (and more) closure set for March 4, 5

Just announced by WSDOT – the next inspection closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. It’s scheduled to close both ways between the West Seattle Bridge and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel between 6 am and 6 pm Saturday, March 4th, and Sunday, March 5th. Part of 99 will close for non-inspection reasons north of the BSTunnel – that Saturday, construction crews will be working on SB 99 between the tunnel and Valley Street in South Lake Union “so construction crews can complete the work needed to reopen Harrison Street.” And on that Sunday morning, the annual Hot Chocolate 15K will extend the closure north of the BSTunnel, while a Project Belltown walk in the BSTunnel will extend the NB lane closure until about 1 pm. Full details here.

4 Replies to "ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT: Inspection (and more) closure set for March 4, 5"

  • Trickycoolj February 23, 2017 (2:53 pm)

    During Emerald City Comicon which expanded to a 4 day event this year? Good planning. 

    • Meg February 24, 2017 (11:06 am)

      That is exactly what I was thinking. 

    • Sue H March 2, 2017 (9:42 am)

      It actually expanded to 4 days last year, and I think the viaduct has been closed the last several years that same exact weekend. I used to go every year (via bus) and while I stopped going because of other reasons, the viaduct closure/bus reroutes didn’t help the situation.

  • DaveB March 2, 2017 (9:00 am)

    Here’s how I’ll be taking advantage of the closure:

    I walked on the viaduct when it was closed, and on the new 520 bridge before it opened, it’s interesting to see infrastructure like that close-up and at slower speeds. I’m hoping the waterfront tunnel will offer something similar before it opens. 

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