This program is led by the Washington State Department of Transportation in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, King County, City of Seattle and the Port of Seattle.
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program News
May 3, 2019
In this issue:
- Limited number of free Good To Go! sticker passes available
- Filling the Battery Street Tunnel from the surface
- Stay updated on viaduct removal, Battery Street Tunnel and North Surface Streets progress
Limited number of free Good To Go! sticker passes available
Tolling the SR 99 tunnel is still months away, but there’s a new incentive to help drivers get ready. This week, WSDOT announced a new program to allow SR 99 tunnel drivers to get a free Good To Go! sticker pass, one per person while supplies last. A Good To Go! pass is the only way to pay the lowest toll rates in the tunnel, ranging between $1 to $2.25 depending on the time of day.
The SR 99 tunnel opened toll-free on Feb. 4, with the understanding that tolling would start after demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct along the waterfront, and when a new tolling system was tested and operational. Tolling will start later this summer, but an exact date has not yet been determined.
Tolling the new tunnel is required by law. Tolls will help pay tunnel construction bonds as well as for ongoing operation and maintenance of the two-mile long tunnel underneath downtown Seattle. Learn more about how tolling will work in the SR 99 tunnel.
Filling the Battery Street Tunnel from the surface
Next week, the contractor, Kiewit, begins filling the Battery Street Tunnel from the surface of Battery Street. Crews have already cleaned the tunnel of decades’ worth of automobile exhaust and removed the tunnel’s mechanical and electrical systems. The filling work will entail daytime lane closures on Battery Street. Our latest web post has photos and details on what to expect in May and June.
Stay updated on viaduct removal, Battery Street Tunnel and North Surface Streets progress
As we continue work to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, we will continue to provide regular updates on viaduct removal, Battery Street Tunnel and North Surface Streets through a variety of channels.
Here are a few ways to stay informed:
- Subscribe to our weekly construction email updates.
- Follow our interactive demolition map tracker.
- View photos on Flickr and through our real-time construction cameras.
- Follow us on Twitter: @BerthaDigsSR99.
- Email us at email@example.com.
- Contact the 24/7 construction hotline: 1-888-298-5463.
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