If you’ve been traveling near the South Spokane Street and 4th Avenue South area, you’ve likely noticed some rubble…and something missing. The old 4th Avenue South ramp, off of the West Seattle Bridge – with its precarious 90 degree turn – is no more (or at least in chunks and on its way out).
The old sharp-turn ramp had to come down for crews to begin work to widen the South Spokane Street Viaduct that leads to the West Seattle Bridge. The upper Spokane roadway will nearly double in width to the north. Meanwhile, the new 4th Avenue off-ramp is expected to open this fall.
For all the details about the closures and detours, please click here.