How people move around, especially once the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes at 10 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019, will change in big and unexpected ways. So, we’ll be monitoring closely how and where buses, trucks, and cars move, and we’ll be making adjustments to traffic signals and traffic lanes so we can safely get people and goods where they need to go.
- We’re adding more traffic cameras and travel time detectors so we can know how quickly traffic is moving.
- Do you know who monitors those cameras and detectors? The SDOT staff in our Transportation Operations Center! We have people in there ‘round the clock to make sure that signals are working well and to alert first responders if there’s a crash or other incident on our streets.
- Starting this month, we’re putting in new traffic signal plans around the north and south tunnel portals and in downtown – this will help the signals be more responsive to changing traffic volumes.
- Do you know where you can find real-time congestion information? Visit the SDOT Travelers Map – there you can find construction, planned events, traffic incidents, bridge openings, railroad crossings and travel times on main streets.