HIGHWAY 99: Offramp update; Viaduct demolition plans

Two Highway 99 updates this afternoon:

(Monday afternoon view from construction-zone camera, looking south across new offramp)

REMEMBER THE RAMP? The tunnel’s been open for more than a week now, but the Dearborn/Alaskan Way offramp – to allow people traveling from West Seattle and points south to exit NB Highway 99 before the tunnel – is still under construction. The culprit, as you might expect – the snow. We asked WSDOT’s Laura Newborn today if there’s an update on the offramp’s expected opening: “There’s still weather-dependent work ahead of us. We do believe it will be next week but can’t say yet what day.”

ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT DEMOLITION: This too has been delayed a bit by the snow. WSDOT now says it’ll start later this week, at multiple spots including the Columbia/1st ramp. They’ve also added webcams focused on the Viaduct so you can watch the work.

2 Replies to "HIGHWAY 99: Offramp update; Viaduct demolition plans"

  • MJ February 13, 2019 (5:47 pm)

    And how fortunate January’s weather was so unseasonably nice!

  • BlairJ February 14, 2019 (9:32 am)

    I hope someone on Harbor Avenue sets up a time lapse camera to record the entire demolition of the viaduct.

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