TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Battery Street Tunnel closure over

6:18 AM: Reminder that the Battery Street Tunnel closure is under way right now – closed for an inspection related to plans for its decommissioning after the Alaskan Way Viaduct is taken out of service. The closure is scheduled to continue until 10 am; if you are headed northbound on 99, you will have to exit at Western, and if you are headed southbound, you will have to exit at Denny.

10:19 AM The SDOT webcam above verifies the tunnel has reopened.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Battery Street Tunnel closure over"

  • Pilsner January 13, 2018 (7:33 am)

    With all the fortifications they did to the viaduct for the tunnel. It should be good enough to hang on to for a couple more decades. Either way, i hope I get a piece of trucking the concrete away. Prevailing wage baby…. metric tons of it!!!!!

  • just wondering January 13, 2018 (8:25 am)

    Underground condo’s?

  • Question Authority January 13, 2018 (10:42 am)

    Actually one of the discussions about what do do with it was to use it to stage Sound Transit buses during the day between rush periods.  Unfortunately the cost to retrofit the lighting, fire suppression and access at both ends doomed it.  Just fill it with Viaduct rubble and save on trucking costs/pollution.

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