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45th Viaduct Nearly Done!

The NE 45th Viaduct, which closed on June 14th to replace the west approach of the bridge structure, is on target to make the September 10 completion deadline, with great progress to note.  The Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall structure was completed on August 9th; the new cement concrete roadway surface that… [ Keep reading ]

Weekend & Night Work on Airport Way

Airport Way Phase II just started August 9th and crews are already set to finish the concrete pour from Royal Brougham to S Plummer.  This weekend the southbound lanes get poured (last weekend crews poured the northbound lanes).  On Saturday, August 21st at 7:00 a.m. the work begins and crews will work around-the-clock (FYI, nosiest… [ Keep reading ]


Really. We wouldn’t kid about something like that. After the morning commute Monday, August 16th, crews will remove the safety barriers and let traffic from the South Spokane Street Viaduct flow onto the new eastbound 4th Avenue S off-ramp.  Why so soon?  The cure was a great success, with highly agreeable weather… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Hear it for the Cure!

No, we haven’t scheduled an alternative rock concert, but we have completed the final closure pour!  What’s this, you say?  You know, that last pour of concrete to close the gap between the new eastbound 4th Avenue S off-ramp and the South Spokane Street Viaduct…the work that’s got the right-hand eastbound lane… [ Keep reading ]

The North Downtown Paving Pinnacle

When the Virginia Street paving project wraps up it will mark the completion of paving in the north end of Downtown that has been ongoing on 2nd, 4th, 5th, Stewart, Olive, Pike and 3rd for the better part of three years! After seven months, the last segment of the Virginia… [ Keep reading ]

Airport Way Flies Into New Green Territory

Expected to start August 2nd is Phase II of the Airport Way paving project, making the stretch between Royal Brougham and Dearborn just as gorgeous as the newly completed section from South Spokane Street to South Dearborn. There’s a new green twist, however.  Phase II is breaking ground into new… [ Keep reading ]

10th Ave E one of five Spot Rehab Projects

  Next Monday three of five SDOT Arterial Spot Rehabilitation projects kick  off, adding to an already full paving docket.  The very  bumpy and cracked 10th Avenue E, from E Boston Street to E Miller Street, is one of the projects starting July 26th.  It will get fully reconstructed, including sidewalk and driveway… [ Keep reading ]

One Eastbound Lane of Spokane Street Viaduct Closes

Eastbound Lanes of Lower Spokane Street Now Open SDOT begins work to connect the new Fourth Avenue eastbound off-ramp to the Spokane Street Viaduct (Spokane Street)  tonight, July 19.  From 9 p.m. to no later than 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, both eastbound lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct will be… [ Keep reading ]

Eastbound Lanes of Lower Spokane Street to Open July 16

On July 16th, two eastbound lanes of lower Spokane Street will re-open between East Marginal Way S and Fourth Avenue S, with one lane continuing to Sixth Avenue.  The change means drivers on lower Spokane, who were restricted to East Marginal Way S for south-bound travel, will be able to… [ Keep reading ]


When you last drove on the NE 45th Viaduct, you likely felt like you were on a pretty solid bridge.  You were, but under that concrete was wood that doesn’t look nearly as sturdy once you take the concrete off!  Take a look at this demolition photo from the project…. [ Keep reading ]