Viaduct closure this weekend

Traffic note: The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed this weekend for the semi-annual inspection. Crews will close both decks of SR 99 between Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
From the Washington State Department of Transportation:

During the closure, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and city of Seattle crews will inspect the structure for settlement and perform routine maintenance and preservation work such as: Applying a protective covering to exposed rebar; servicing drainage systems and traffic cameras; washing the walls of the Battery Street Tunnel and inspecting its lighting and ventilation systems; and restriping the roadway.

Results from this inspection are expected by Friday, October 22.

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See the heavy traffic on 15th all day, on a Saturday? This is what going downtown will be like and worse if Mayor McSchwinn and the radical car-hating greens have their way.

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Makes for great people-watching. Bring on the congestion!

Tim
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So you’re for more CO2 emissions?

RR
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RR

The tunnel isn’t going to help–no downtown exits from it! 15th will still be packed. Vive la Viaduct!

Stapler
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Stapler

get out of your car!!!