Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program News
In this issue:
* A special contest: 30 minutes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct - What would you do?
* Commemorative walk on the viaduct -- Oct. 22
* Join us at open houses for the upcoming viaduct closure.
* Preparing for the nine-day closure commute.
A special contest: 30 minutes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct - What would you do?
WSDOT is sponsoring a contest where one lucky person will win exclusive access to the viaduct's downtown section for 30 minutes on Oct. 22. To enter, answer the question "What I would do with 30 minutes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct?" in 100 words or less and send it to viaduct@...
?subject=30+minute+contest> by Sunday, Oct. 16. If your idea is selected, you will be escorted to a private section of the viaduct to follow through with your proposal. Check our website <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Calendar.htm#contest
> for contest details, rules and restrictions.
Commemorative walk on the viaduct -- Oct. 22
When the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for nine days <http://wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR99/HolgateToKing/ViaductNineDayClosure.htm
> starting Oct. 21, it will signal the end of an era as crews begin to demolish the structure's southern mile. The public is invited to watch firsthand as this historic event unfolds and participate in a rare walk on the viaduct.
For a few hours on Saturday, Oct. 22, the public can walk onto the top deck of the viaduct's south end, enjoy great views of the city from the structure that helped shape Seattle's waterfront, and watch as crews continue demolishing large sections of the viaduct in SODO.
Public demolition event
Saturday, Oct. 22
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Walk on the viaduct
1 to 2 p.m. - Local elected officials will make remarks to celebrate this major milestone.
Construction area north of 1051 First Ave. S. No RSVPs are required, but some restrictions apply. Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for late October weather. No pets or bicycles are allowed onsite. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be ADA accessible. Parking is available on adjacent city streets and in nearby pay lots.
Join us at open houses for the upcoming viaduct closure
WSDOT is hosting two open houses to provide information about the upcoming Alaskan Way Viaduct nine-day closure, commute options during the closure and how SR 99 will change for drivers when it re-opens.
West Seattle open house
Monday, Oct. 10
6 to 8 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m. includes King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
West Seattle High School Commons
3000 California Ave. SW, Seattle Ballard open house
Wednesday, Oct. 12
6 to 8 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m. includes Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Adams Elementary School
6110 28th Ave. NW, Seattle Preparing for the nine-day closure commute
WSDOT is coordinating with King County, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and other transportation agencies to prepare for the nine-day closure <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR99/HolgateToKing/ViaductNineDayClosure.htm
> and provide you with options for your commute.
Changes for the nine-day closure include:
* The U.S. Coast Guard granted the City's request to temporarily limit opening times of the West Seattle swing bridge during afternoon commuting hours.
* The West Seattle water taxi will add two additional runs to both the morning and evening commutes.
* SDOT will expedite installation of a transit lane on Southwest Avalon Way, from approximately 35th Avenue Southwest to Southwest Spokane Street. The new lane will be available to buses from 6 to 10 a.m. each weekday.
From Oct. 21 to Oct. 31, King County Metro Transit will move 11 bus routes that currently operate on SR 99 and reroute them through the SODO neighborhood. Metro, with funding assistance from WSDOT, has been increasing transit service during construction. By the time the nine-day closure begins, Metro will have added 92 trips to the SR 99 corridor (approximately 5,000 new seats). To help you get around the congestion, Metro provides a handy set of tools on their "We'll Get You There <http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/get-you-there/alaskan-way-viaduct/index.html
> " website.
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program links
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program <http://www.alaskanwayviaduct.org/
South End Viaduct Replacement <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR99/HolgateToKing/
> | Central Viaduct Replacement <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/centralwaterfront.htm
> | Seawall Replacement <http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/seawall.htm
Current Construction <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Current_Work.htm
> | Public Events <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Calendar.htm
> | Contact Us <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/contactus.htm
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