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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Resources to Help Navigate Downtown during the Upcoming SR 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

In preparation for the approximately three-week closure of State Route 99 (SR 99) beginning on January 11, 2019, the City is offering information from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to assist Puget Sound commuters in planning for and minimizing disruption to area travel. With SR 99 carrying 90,000 cars a day and more than 20,000 bus riders, the potential for traffic headaches is great.

In addition to the SR 99 closure itself, there will be ramp closures before and after the highway closure. This means travelers face up to six weeks of closure disruption.

Area drivers are encouraged to take a few minutes now, before the closure, to look through the information provided in the links below.

WSDOT is planning a grand opening event for the weekend of February 2-3, 2019. The event, called Step Forward, includes a fun run, bike ride, tunnel walk, family friendly STEM activities, and a community celebration and art festival on the viaduct.

Links to helpful information about the closure:

  • Find the Alaskan Way Viaduct Project Library Web Page here.
  • Find information here about the new SR 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle (getting around using the tunnel, SR 99 Grand Opening Celebration, tolls in the tunnel).
  • Review the summary sheet for the “Three-week #Realign99 closure” here.
  • If you’re looking for travel alternatives during the approximate three-week SR 99 closure, check here
  • WSDOT has a traffic control plan to help keep people moving during the closure. Check it out here.
  • For more information about the February 2-3, 2019 Step Forward Grand Opening Celebration and to get free tickets, click here.

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