Road construction projects underway in the Seattle area



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Posted on July 15, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 15 at 3:58 PM

SEATTLE -  Motorists may be facing traffic headaches in the Seattle area this summer. There are several road construction projects underway.

The Washington state Department of Transportation and the city of Seattle are trying to get the word out about some of the construction projects.

In the Seattle area, the Spokane Street Viaduct project is underway where crews will close the east bound right lane to connect the new 4th Avenue ramp. WSDOT says motorists should expect closures through the end of the year.

The Alaskan Way Viaduct project is now underway where you will see closures on city streets. WSDOT plans to keep traffic moving on the viaduct during the construction. Look for work to start late this summer or early fall.

On the Eastside, the SR 520 Redmond project is underway where WSDOT is widening the road to help reduce commute times and bottle necking between SR 202 and Avondale Road.

In Bellevue, a project called the Bellevue braids is underway. WSDOT is building ramps to separate vehicles entering and exiting northbound Interstate 405 between NE 8th and SR 520.

At the King/Pierce County line, road crews have been working on a widening project which means you will run into delays.

The Nalley Valley project is where WSDOT is re-building connections to Highway 16 from Interstate 5 - there will be a lot of overnight and weekend work on this project.

Click here for more info on these and other summer construction projects.