June 14: Lane Reductions on Alaskan Way Between S King St and S Dearborn St

Alaskan Way Lane Reductions June 2019

 

The Seattle Squeeze continues – beginning on Friday, June 14, crews will reduce Alaskan Way to one lane in each direction between S King St and S Dearborn St to prepare for viaduct demolition at the south end.

 

Here’s what you can expect:

 

Fisheye-lens view of Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition between Union and Pike streets. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Fisheye-lens view of Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition between Union and Pike streets. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

 

SCHEDULE

Beginning early in the morning on Friday, June 14, Alaskan Way will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between S King St and S Dearborn St.

In July, the contractor will add a second crew to the job of removing the viaduct’s southern section. Expect streets connecting Alaskan Way to 1st Ave S to close beneath the viaduct, and additional stretches of Alaskan Way to be narrowed.

 

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Alaskan Way is a busy arterial in this area and a key connection to SR 99. Travelers approaching downtown from the south this summer should plan for longer drive times, especially during peak commute periods and on weekends. Expect higher than normal congestion in the area through the end of August. Consider taking transit and the King County Water Taxi as a driving alternative. Access routes to Colman Dock will remain unchanged for the moment.

 

OUTCOME

WSDOT’s contractor Kiewit is preparing to begin work on removing the section of viaduct that remains between Yesler Way and S Dearborn St. Crews will use the space on Alaskan Way to establish a work zone so they can safely begin demolition later this month on the viaduct adjacent to Railroad Way S.

 

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This panorama shows demolition progress between Marion Street and Yesler Way. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

This panorama shows demolition progress between Marion Street and Yesler Way. Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

 

Please visit WSDOT’s viaduct demolition webpage for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the AWV team at viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or 1-888-298-5463. Thank you for your patience as crews conduct this work.