Jan. 11 #Realign99 update: Closing time for the Alaskan Way Viaduct
Posted on Jan 11 2019 11:56 PM
And that's a wrap. After more than six decades of service, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is permanently closed to traffic.
Crews began closing the Columbia Street on-ramp at approximately 9:45 p.m. Friday. As midnight approached, the final cars had exited the double-deck structure, setting the stage for the approximately three-week #Realign99 closure.
During the closure, crews will build the final connections to the new SR 99 tunnel. Viaduct demolition will begin after the tunnel opens in early February. A small portion of the viaduct near the stadiums will be demolished this weekend to make way for the new intersection at South Dearborn Street, at the new tunnel's south portal.
Check here for daily updates on traffic and construction progress throughout the closure. Resources for planning your commute are available on our closure page. Track construction on our time-lapse cameras, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates, photos and videos.
Crews close the Columbia Street on-ramp to the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Friday evening, Jan. 11.