For the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) project to widen the Spokane Street Viaduct, crews will close both westbound lanes of the structure from 10 PM on Thursday, October 20, to 5 AM on Friday, October 21, to test techniques for preparing old deck for new paving. The westbound lanes will be closed between I-5 and State Road 99.
During the one night closure, southbound I-5 traffic will be directed to the S Forest Street exit to access surface streets leading to the lower Spokane Street Swing Bridge. Northbound I-5 traffic and westbound traffic from Columbian Way will be detoured to surface streets at 6th Avenue South to the detour route leading to the swing bridge. Signage will be posted to direct drivers along these routes.
Motorists will also still be able to use southbound SR-99 to access the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.
See www.seattle.gov/spokane for more details on this project.
For more information: LeAnne Nelson, (206) 684-3897
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548