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  • Construction highlights for Friday, March 27 to Friday, April 3


    Beginning 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 30

    • Seattle Public Utilities crews will close two northbound lanes and one southbound lane of SR 99 between Ward Street and Highland Drive from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 
    • WSDOT and SDOT contractor crews will close SR 99 in both directions between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
    • Crews will close the westbound mainline of I-90 between Bellevue Way and Seattle from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured to the express lanes during this time.
    • The only westbound access to Mercer Island will be via East Mercer Way. There are no westbound exits to Mercer Island from the express lanes.
    • Drivers wishing to travel from Mercer Island to Seattle should enter the express lanes at 77th Avenue Southeast or Island Crest Way.
    • The following ramps will also be closed during this time:
    • The westbound I-90 exit ramp to northbound and southbound Rainier Avenue South.
    • The southbound I-405 HOV ramp to westbound I-90.

    Saturday, March 28

    • Crews will close the two left lanes in the southbound direction and two right lanes in the northbound direction on the Aurora Bridge from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29

    • Crews will close SR 99 in both directions between South Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for a scheduled inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
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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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