Alaskan Way narrowed, First Avenue restored near SR 99 tunnel’s south portal
Crews are demolishing the southern-most remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The ramps that once carried traffic onto and off the structure are gone, and crews are working along Railroad Way South, moving their way north.
The lane reduction on First Avenue South near South Dearborn Street has been lifted, but Alaskan Way has again been reduced to one lane in each direction between South King Street and South Dearborn Street. Drivers should expect possible increased congestion during heavy driving times around the SR 99 on-ramp and off-ramp at South Dearborn Street.
Around July 15, a second crew is scheduled to begin preparing to demolish the viaduct starting at Yesler Way and work their way south. You can follow progress by subscribing to our Friday construction email updates, browsing our interactive tracker, and checking out photos of the work on our Flickr site.
Crews will return to remove the section of viaduct above South Dearborn Street later this summer or fall.
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