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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.
Viaduct reopening details:

  • 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.
  • If you haven’t seen the video yet, check out the “munchers” taking the Viaduct down.

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