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: