Many drivers have been turning to the major north-south arterials as alternate routes during the ongoing nine-day closure of the Alaskan Way viaduct.
Commuters are facing slightly heavier traffic Tuesday, but still none of the massive gridlock feared with Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct closed for the second full weekday.
A local traffic data company says we dodged a traffic bullet on Monday because commuters heeded the warnings about the potential gridlock. But we may not be in the clear just yet, according to Kirkland-based INRIX.
Commuter traffic was congested but moving slowly in Seattle on Monday morning as drivers undertook the first weekday commute following the closure of one of the city's main north-south highways.
Call it "Viadoom" or a traffic inconvenience, Seattle's nine-day closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is under way.
Hours before the biggest freeway shutdown in Seattle history, state Department of Transportation officials issued some last-minute warnings just before the closed signs go up on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
The Rat City Rollergirls and the motorcycle stunt team Seattle Cossacks beat out 600 others to get one last shot to be on the Alaskan Way Viaduct before it begins its demolition.
For many, navigating a potential traffic mess when the viaduct closes for 10 days is just not an option. Now, some Seattle hotels are hoping to entice you with special rates to just stay Downtown and avoid the mess.
A cab ride from Downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac Airport will likely cost you a bit more while the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed.
When the Alaskan Way viaduct closes this weekend, citizens will have a chance to take a commemorative walk before the 1-mile stretch of the roadway in the south end is demolished.
View "Your questions on the viaduct closure answered" on Storify
The clever hashtag is a twist on the Spanish phrase "Vaya con dios," which means, "Go with God." How did the Washington State Department of Transportation choose this hashtag for information on the viaduct closure?
The Alaskan Way viaduct will close on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and reopen on Monday, Oct. 31. The nine-day closure, which will be the longest roadway closure in Seattle history, will allow crews to demolish a one-mile stretch of the roadway in SoDo with a new bridge.
The Alaskan Way viaduct will close on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and reopen on Monday, Oct. 31 at 5 a.m. The nine-day closure, which will be the longest roadway closure in Seattle history, will allow crews to replace a 1-mile stretch of the roadway in SoDo with a new bridge.
All bike routes on East Marginal Way S. and Alaskan Way S. will remain open during the nine-day closure of the viaduct, says the Washington State Department of Transportation.
During the closure, WSDOT will:
• Prohibit bicycle and pedestrian detours.