SEATTLE — A heads up for drivers in the Seattle area: The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed this weekend.
Both directions of SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge will close from 11:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 9 as state transportation crews do reinforcement work on the viaduct.
“The weather is improving, and shops and restaurants will be open for the holiday weekend,” Matt Preedy, DOT deputy administrator for the viaduct replacement, said in a news release. “Remember to plan ahead and allow a little extra time.”
There will be another weekend closure of the viaduct in mid-May to complete the scheduled work, which includes filling cracks and wrapping previously damaged sections of the viaduct, according to the release.
Drivers should expect heavier traffic in and around the downtown area during the closure.