VIDEO: Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition at the halfway point

That’s a new time-lapse video from WSDOT, which says Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition is halfway done, four months after the Highway 99 tunnel opened:

Demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is now at the halfway mark and crews remain on track to finish the bulk of demolition later this summer. The Seneca street ramp has almost disappeared. Within the next two weeks, WSDOT’s contractor will add a new location to demolition – moving south from King Street toward Pioneer Square.

As always, you can follow demolition news on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program website as well as our demolition tracker.

7 Replies to "VIDEO: Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition at the halfway point"

  • Railroaded June 12, 2019 (3:18 am)

    Huge improvement.

  • West Seattle Hipster June 12, 2019 (5:58 am)

    This has been so exciting to watch.  Great to see the viaduct finally going away and our waterfront revitalized.

  • Rick June 12, 2019 (8:28 am)

    Yes,Yes,Yes, more buzzwords for a billion dollars! It’s what we needed!

  • Also John June 12, 2019 (10:54 am)

    In five years our Seattle waterfront will be amazing.  Really looking forward to it.

  • wscommuter June 12, 2019 (11:10 am)

    Echoing comments above.  the change to the waterfront is amazing already, in all good ways.  Seeing buildings exposed that we’d never really “seen” before has been educational.  

  • BlairJ June 12, 2019 (11:59 am)

    Just curious how the next phase of demolition can start at King Street and move south toward Pioneer Square, when King Street is near the south end of Pioneer Square.

  • HS June 12, 2019 (9:46 pm)

    Yay! Also really looking forward to the changes.

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