Monday, January 3, 2011

WSDOT - Big changes coming to First Avenue S. in Seattle as crews work to rebuild Alaskan Way Viaduct ramps

In a few months Seattle might vote to stop what is starting today.
That, right there, is Seattle politics; vote in the future to stop something in the past because somebody doesn't like the decision made last year.

It's like a fuse, burning up from the southern mile.

SEATTLE – In less than a week construction crews working to replace the southern mile of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will reduce First Avenue S. to just one lane in each direction between S. Royal Brougham Way and S. King Street around-the-clock through April 1.

The long-term closures are necessary to give crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation the space they need to safely demolish and relocate the First Avenue S. on-ramp to the viaduct.

The ramp demolition is a sign of things to come for the south end of the viaduct. Crews working for WSDOT and contractor Skanska USA Civil will demolish the rest of the seismically vulnerable viaduct between S. Holgate and S. King streets in 2012.

Monday, Jan. 3 – Crews will close both directions of First Avenue S. between S. King Street and S. Royal Brougham Way and the SR 99 on- and off-ramps at First Avenue S. between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. to restripe the roadway and set up the work zone.


WSDOT - 2010 - Big changes coming to First Avenue S. in Seattle as crews work to rebuild Alaskan Way Viaduct ramps

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