Nighttime closures of the Fauntleroy Expressway (at the west end of the West Seattle Bridge) and the eastbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct (the structure that links east end of the West Seattle Bridge to I-5) continue as scheduled, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights.
During the closures, westbound traffic on the West Seattle Bridge is directed to use the Delridge Way Southwest off-ramp.
Eastbound drivers on Fauntleroy Way Southwest will be detoured at Southwest Avalon Way and will be directed to the Southwest Spokane Street entrance to the West Seattle Bridge under the Fauntleroy Expressway, east of Avalon Way.
Once on the West Seattle Bridge, eastbound traffic will use either the First Avenue S off-ramp or the Fourth Avenue Loop ramp—one or the other of these will remain open during each of these closures. On some nights the work will also require the closure of the lower eastbound roadway of surface Spokane Street. In such cases, motorists wishing to access the I-5 ramps or Columbian Way S will be detoured north to S Lander St, then east to Sixth Avenue S, south onto Sixth and proceed to S Spokane Street, where they can turn east onto the appropriate on-ramp.
The eastbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct will be closed each weekday night through Friday, February 17. The Fauntleroy Expressway closures will occur regularly until the project’s completion in June 2012. No additional weekend closures are scheduled at this time for either project.
Additional project details about the Spokane Street Viaduct can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/spokanestreet.htm, and for the Fauntleroy Expressway at
Contact: Paul Elliott, (206) 684-5321
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548