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Viadoom, Chris Sullivan at the SR 99 tunnel entrance, before Realign99 begins
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After 65 years, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing. Find out how to navigate Seattle traffic

Viadoom: 2019 Viaduct Closure

  • Viadoom, Chris Sullivan at the SR 99 tunnel entrance, before Realign99 begins

    Viadoom: Full timeline for SR 99 tunnel, viaduct, and Seattle closures

    As we approach the closure of the viaduct and the opening of the new SR 99 tunnel, downtown Seattle is poised for what some have dubbed 'Viadoom.' Here's what you can expect throughout the process.
  • WSDOT reviews 2016 viaduct closure to predict 2019 Viadoom

    With less than a month to go before the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for good, the Washington State Department of Transportation is looking to the past for insight into how the closure will affect traffic.
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct

    How Seattle plans to demolish the Alaskan Way Viaduct

    What happens to the Alaskan Way Viaduct once the new SR-99 tunnel opens in 2019? After Jan. 11, the process of dismantling the Viaduct begins. This is how it will come down.
  • Seattle metro bus, Buses

    Bus riders need to prep for Alaskan Way Viaduct closure too

    We have been warning drivers for months about how their lives will change Jan. 11 when the Alaskan Way Viaduct is shut down for good, but that move is also going to cause serious delays for Metro bus riders, too.
  • Celebration planned to say hello to new SR 99 tunnel, goodbye to viaduct

    The weekend of Feb. 2-3, people will have their first chance to walk inside the new State Route 99 tunnel and their last chance to walk on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct

    Weekend closures mark last chance to drive under Alaskan Way Viaduct

    Expect multiple closures across SR-99 and I-5 this weekend, as lines are repainted on Seattle's waterfront to move lanes out from under the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
  • Alaskan Way Viaduct

    Travel times soared, bus ridership dipped during last Alaskan Way Viaduct closure

    When Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed in 2016, it provided a preview into how bad traffic will become without the major passage through downtown.
  • Sound familiar? Original Seattle viaduct had no ramps

    Much like the new waterfront tunnel that will open this fall, there were no on-ramps or off-ramps in the central section of downtown.
  • Bertha timeline

    Bertha tunnel timeline: From conception to tunnel completion

    It feels like a lifetime since Bertha began drilling near SoDo for the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement. It's all coming to an end.