Making the switch.
It’s time to make the switch – Friday PM to Monday AM – to #realign99 from under the Alaskan Way Viaduct to just west of it. The traffic switch is an important step towards viaduct demolition, which starts after the new tunnel opens in early 2019.
Also, this weekend, is SR 99 and I-5 work, making it important to plan ahead for any travel!
Southbound – #Realign99 Alaskan Way:
Closure: 9 PM Oct. 12 to 5 AM Oct. 15
South end of Battery St Tunnel to Spokane St to complete paving near Atlantic St – critical preparation for next year’s SR 99 tunnel opening.
Alaskan Way along the waterfront:
Closure: 8 PM Oct. 13 to 10 AM Oct. 14
Alaskan Way along the waterfront, between Railroad Way S and Wall St to finish striping a new four-lane alignment and begin striping almost 250 new, temporary parking spots underneath the viaduct. Washington State Ferries’ Colman Dock will remain accessible.
Reduced to 2 lanes: 8 PM Oct. 13 to 10 AM Oct. 14
Martin Luther King Jr Way to Olive Way, plus several ramps to replace pavement and expansion joints.
Plan ahead. Expect delays.
To limit congestion, consider:
- Using transit, particularly light rail.
- Postponing discretionary trips. Fewer trips = fewer cars = less backup.
- Before hitting the road, get real-time Revive I-5 traffic information on mobile devices using the WSDOT traffic app, and tracking #ReviveI5 on the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.
How you get around downtown is changing. The Alaskan Way Viaduct will permanently close January 11, 2109, for three weeks of work to #realign99 into the new SR 99 tunnel. WSDOT encourages everyone to plan ahead for this closure – the longest highway closure ever in the Seattle area!