Alaskan Way Viaduct, Aurora Bridge closed this weekend

Alaskan Way Viaduct, Aurora Bridge closed this weekend

Alaskan Way Viaduct, Aurora Bridge closed this weekend

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 4:40 PM

Expect congestion this weekend on Highway 99 through Seattle. From SODO to Fremont, much of Highway 99 will be closed this weekend while crews work on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and upgrade expansion joints on the Aurora Bridge.

WSDOT are coordinating closures to keep traffic moving before and after Sunday's 6 p.m. match between Sounders FC and the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field.

Alaskan Way Viaduct closures

  • Both directions of SR 99 between the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge will close at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.   
  • SR 99 will reopen by 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, two hours before the start of the Sounders FC match with Portland at CenturyLink Field.

Southbound Aurora Bridge lane closures

  • Southbound SR 99 will be reduced to one lane across the bridge between 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.
  • At 2 p.m. Sunday, crews will open a second southbound bridge lane.
  • At 3 p.m. Sunday, all southbound bridge lanes will be open to accommodate fans heading to the Sounders FC match.
  • At 7 p.m. Sunday, southbound SR 99 will again be reduced to one lane across the bridge. All southbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct.8.

Northbound Aurora Bridge lane closures

  • Northbound SR 99 will be reduced to one lane across the bridge between 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.
  • At 7 p.m. Sunday, crews will open all northbound bridge lanes to accommodate traffic leaving the Sounders FC match.
  • At 10 p.m. Sunday, northbound SR 99 will again be reduced to one lane across the bridge. All northbound lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8.

For more information about the closures, visit the Washington Department of Transportation website.

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