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  • Construction highlights for Friday, Feb. 24 - Friday, March 3

    North end

    Until Friday, March 10

    • Thomas Street will be closed around-the-clock between SR 99/Aurora Avenue North and Sixth Avenue North.

     

    Visit the City of Seattle page for details on Seattle DOT traffic closures.

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  • Alaskan Way Viaduct to close the first weekend in March for semiannual inspection

    The Hot Chocolate Run and additional road work will also extend the closure north of the Battery Street Tunnel

    It’s almost March and that means it’s time for a weekend-long inspection of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct. Every March and October, the Washington State Department of Transportation closes SR 99 through Seattle so engineers can conduct a thorough inspection and make sure the viaduct remains safe for everyday driving. 
     
    On Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, the viaduct will close in both directions. The northbound road will close between South Spokane Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel. The southbound roadway closure will extend further north to Valley Street in South Lake Union so construction crews can complete the work needed to reopen Harrison Street.
     
    On Sunday, March 5, the annual Hot Chocolate Run will also extend the closure north of the Battery Street Tunnel.
     
    Drivers through Seattle should plan ahead and be prepared for additional congestion.  The Seattle Department of Transportation will post updated information on their traveler information webpage.
     
    Additionally, drivers can check WSDOT’s travel tools for information about traffic in the Puget Sound region. 
     
    Closure Details
    6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5
    • Alaskan Way Viaduct closed for its scheduled inspection between South Spokane Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel.
    • On Saturday, March 4, the closure of the southbound roadway will extend north to Valley Street in South Lake Union for work to restripe Harrison Street. 
     
    Sunday, March 5
    • The Hot Chocolate Run will close SR/99 Aurora Avenue North in both directions north of the Battery Street Tunnel.

         
    - The northbound lane closure will extend to North 45th Street from 6:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

    - Southbound SR 99/Aurora Avenue North will be closed north of the Battery Street Tunnel to North 38th Street from 6:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    • In addition, the northbound lanes of the Battery Street Tunnel will remain closed until approximately 1 p.m. for a Project Belltown walk through the Battery Street Tunnel.

     

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  • What we’re doing to keep traffic moving during the four-day SR 99 closure

    We’ve been asking you to do your part to reduce congestion when SR 99 closes for four days starting Friday night, Aug. 22. That includes things like changing your commute habits and choosing an alternate way to get around.

    But what are we, the agencies tasked with keeping traffic moving during this closure, doing to help? Quite a bit, actually. Here’s a roundup of some of the steps we’re taking to help you and your fellow commuters through the closure.

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