Nine-day Alaskan Way Viaduct closure begins tonight
Viaduct to be closed from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31
When the clock strikes 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, as it is today, will cease to exist. While crews begin demolishing part of the viaduct and complete connections to new SR 99 lanes in SODO, drivers will face daily commutes without one of Seattle’s two north-south highways. Traffic on Saturday will be especially heavy around CenturyLink Field as the Washington State Cougars play the Oregon State Beavers at 7:30 p.m. Drivers headed to the game should plan ahead for extra congestion. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges football fans and daily viaduct commuters alike to find alternate ways to get to their destinations.
Tools for getting around:
- What’s happening now
- Recommended routes in and out of downtown
- Nine-day viaduct closure details
- King County Metro tools for getting around during the nine-day closure
- King County Water Taxi
- Sound Transit schedules
- Community Transit schedules
- Pierce Transit schedules
- Google Trip Planner
Closure details northbound
- Northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and South Royal Brougham Way will be closed from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
- Northbound SR 99 between the South Royal Brougham Way on-ramp and the Battery Street Tunnel will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and for special events at CenturyLink Field.
Closure details southbound
- Southbound SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.