Painting to adorn doomed Alaskan Way Viaduct

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by ROBERTA ROMERO / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 9:20 AM

SEATTLE -- A new 62-foot long painting will adorn a portion of the doomed Alaskan Way Viaduct starting this week.

"The purpose of the painting project is to create a strong visual connection between the waterfront and downtown,” said the Seattle Department of Transportation in a statement.

The City of Seattle’s new “Office of the Waterfront” is in charge of getting the painting in place. It’s expected to be completed by Wednesday.

The painting project is coordinated by the City of Seattle, the Washington Department of Transportation and waterfront businesses. The city says the effort is to ensure tourist traffic during viaduct and seawall construction.

The painting comes after 90 new waterfront parking spaces opened in time for summer traffic.

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