Viaduct re-opening ahead of schedule
Posted by Geeky Swedes on October 28th, 2011
#Viadoom is almost over. The Washington Department of Transportation says that demolition crews are ahead of schedule and the Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen on Saturday.
Northbound and southbound SR 99 are expected to open midday Saturday from the Battery Street Tunnel to the West Seattle Bridge.
The on-ramp to northbound SR 99 from South Royal Brougham Way is expected to close at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 and reopen once crews finalize roadway connections.
The southbound SR 99 off-ramp to South Atlantic Street will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Drivers can expect a slower, 40 mph speed limit on much of the viaduct between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge.
Drivers can expect a recommended 25 mph construction zone speed limit through the curving bypass in the SODO area.
Metro Transit’s 11 bus routes that travel on SR 99 will begin using the new bypass at the start of service on Sunday morning, Oct. 30.
Viaduct reopening details:
If you haven’t seen the video yet, check out the “munchers” taking the Viaduct down.
News from the Seattle Times