Updates on Regional Impacts

We’re day six into the #Realign99 Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and here’s how traffic has been: Friday: great final drive!Monday: not totally unbearable.Tuesday: slower than Monday.Wednesday: slower than Tuesday…Thursday: who knows? But you can make help make a difference. Over the next three weeks or so, the City of Seattle and the region will continue to feel […]

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When it comes to the rain, Seattleites say,“What rain?”  As IF we had enough sunshine, the rain is back in the forecast for the rest of the week. #NoBigDeal, riiight? For a lot of us – it’s not a big deal. But for another lot of us who are taking a new mode to get around […]

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Slowing Down During the #SeattleSqueeze

There’s this saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, in some ways, the next 3 weeks present us with a series of opportunities to squeeze the heck out of some lemons. And with today’s sunshine and clear skies, it almost (almost) feels like we’re not in the middle of winter – lemonade […]

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Biking During the SR 99 Closure

Getting around on two wheels is a great option during the SR 99 closure beginning on January 11, 2019 and beyond. We want bicycling to be a mainstream, comfortable and safe choice for people of all cultures, ages, abilities, and backgrounds. If you’ve been thinking about ditching four wheels for two, now is the perfect […]

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We’re live! On January 3, the Seattle Department of Transportation launched the Department Operations Center (DOC), providing coverage 24/7 during the closure of SR 99 through downtown Seattle until February 2019. Staff from across the department will be either on-call or in the DOC in downtown Seattle to address incidents, coordinate across agencies, and ensure […]

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It’s the end of an era for downtown Seattle. The removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the historic elevated structure that has served Seattle since the 1950’s, will begin in February 2019. This demolition comes after the closure of SR 99 through downtown Seattle for approximately three weeks to realign the highway into the new […]

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Bridge Notices for SR 99 Closure

To accommodate increased roadway traffic during the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11, 2019, the Coast Guard has changed the operating schedule for four bridges in Seattle from January 11, 2019 to February 9, 2019, based on a request from SDOT Roadway Structures. Spokane St Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway Who: No […]

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Freight Maps

WSDOT published a set of maps detailing the freight routes around the north and south portals of SR 99. These maps show the routes now that the SR 99 tunnel has opened.

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On December 11, King County Metro and the City of Seattle, along with our partners at WSDOT, announced that beginning December 17, Ride2 will be available to people who live, work, or play in West Seattle. Enjoy on-demand rides to and from Metro buses at the Alaska Junction and the Water Taxi at Seacrest Park! This announcement comes just […]

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It’s the longest highway closure in the history of the Puget Sound Region. On January 11, 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is permanently closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and the new SR 99 tunnel opens three weeks later in early February. As WSDOT says, “It’s a challenge we don’t take lightly, and […]

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The words “Seattle Squeeze” are buzzing around the region. Beginning with WSDOT’s permanent closure of the Alaska Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next three years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. Private and public megaprojects will continue to reduce capacity on our City streets and contribute to gridlock. […]

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Hey, Seattle! Want to learn more and prepare for the SR 99 closure and beyond? The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the Seattle Department of Transportation are hosting information sessions around Seattle beginning Monday, November 26 to help you prepare for upcoming changes to how we get around Seattle. These information sessions will provide an opportunity […]

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