REMINDER: Alaskan Way Viaduct inspection closure next weekend

As we first mentioned a week and a half ago, next weekend brings what just might be the last of the Alaskan Way Viaduct‘s twice-yearly inspection closures. It’s officially scheduled for two days as usual – 6 am-6 pm Saturday, March 24th, and 6 am-6 pm Sunday, March 25th – but these closures have tended in recent years to just need the first day.

For history fans, summaries of the inspections going back more than 15 years can be read here. As for why we note that this might be the last semiannual inspection, yet another briefing last Thursday (like this one three weeks ago) suggested the AWV might be out of service before October arrives.

4 Replies to "REMINDER: Alaskan Way Viaduct inspection closure next weekend"

  • Question Authority March 18, 2018 (10:32 am)

    I find it funny that nobody is talking bout the absolute horror that is coming during the Viaduct demolition.  Constant and relentless jackhammering, dust and excavators, loaders and dumptrucks at full throttle belching fumes.  The road closures, safety zone and looky loos all making for even more fun, and after that long year the demolition and rebuilding of Alaskan Way.  All those businesses and residents are going to need alot of dust masks, and some double sided tape to hold things in place.  I think it’s great and look forward to the whining and bellyaching for pure entertainment purposes.

    • WSB March 18, 2018 (11:34 am)

      The south mile of the Viaduct has already been demolished and I don’t recall that having been an “absolute horror” of fumes/dust/etc.

      • Question Authority March 18, 2018 (11:50 am)

        Next time stand closer, the fire hose attempt and wind off the bay doesn’t and didn’t solve it all.  Plus, it’s more publicly dense where it will happen now and that’s my point.

  • Jeff Bartel March 19, 2018 (6:46 am)

    Interesting how people complain about construction that live in a home that was built via construction.
    The whole tunnel deal is a joke to begin with.

    Tragedy of inconvenience.


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