Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Construction Closures for 3/19 to 3/23

 

For a complete list of closures, visit the WSDOT website. Closure information changes frequently, so remember to check for updates throughout the week.

Highlights for Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23

 Driver alert:

  • Both directions of SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and the Battery Street Tunnel will close from 6 a.m. Saturday, March 24 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 26 for the semiannual viaduct inspection.

South end:

  • East Marginal Way South between South Massachusetts and South Atlantic streets will become one lane in each direction around-the-clock beginning Monday for work related to the South Holgate Street to South King Street Project.
  • First Avenue South between South King Street and South Royal Brougham Way will close from 7 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday for work related to the South Holgate Street to South King Street Project.
  • South Atlantic Street between East Marginal Way South and First Avenue South will be reduced to one lane in each direction nightly, Monday through Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for work related to the South Holgate Street to South King Street Project.
  • Approximately 100 feet of the port-side shared use path just south of South King Street will close nightly, Monday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for work related to the SR 99 Tunnel Project. A detour will be posted through port property.
  • The right lane of southbound SR 99 between South Royal Brougham Way and South Holgate Street, including the off-ramp to South Atlantic Street, will close from 10 p.m. Friday, March 23 to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 24 for work related to the South Holgate Street to South King Street Project and the SR 99 Tunnel Project.

Central Waterfront:

  • Alaskan Way between Yesler Way and Union Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for work related to the Alaskan Way Widening Project.
  • Southbound SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge will close from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for work related to the SR 99 Tunnel Project.

Quick links:

  • Current Work: The most up-to-date resource for construction related to the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement.
  • Traffic: Real-time conditions on Seattle area highways and many connecting streets.
  • Transit: WSDOT funded additional bus service along routes affected by construction.
  • Bike/walk: During construction we maintain a safe and reliable path for bicyclists and pedestrians on Alaskan Way South.

 

Website links

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

SR 99 Tunnel Project

South Holgate Street to South King Street Project

 

Seattle University’s Small Business Institute

Do you own a business that would benefit from analysis? Consulting services are being offered by Seattle University’s Small Business Institute program.

Professor Harriet Stephenson has two spring quarter undergraduate classes providing overall analysis to small businesses. Classes begin March 26, and client selection is April 3.

For more information see the Small Business Institute Program web page at Seattle University.

To apply, you can find the application here.

Please call Professor Stephenson at 206-819-3113 if you have any questions.

 

 

City of Seattle seeks candidate for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

City of Seattle seeks candidate for Pioneer Square Preservation Board (PDF)

The city of Seattle invites residents to apply for the open architect position on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. Individuals who have an interest in the historical preservation of the district are encouraged to apply.

The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews land use, new construction, changes of use, facade alterations, signs, and street improvements within the Pioneer Square Preservation District. Members serve a term of three years and are eligible for reappointment. Applicants must reside within the city of Seattle and should send a letter of interest and resume by March 22, 2012.

The goals of the board are to preserve, protect and enhance the historic character of the Pioneer Square Historic District. The board is composed of two district property owners, two architects and one of each of the following – retail business owner, attorney, historian/ architectural historian, human services representative, member-at-large, and a young adult appointed through the Get Engaged Boards and Commissions program.

Board meetings are held 9:00 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. In addition, board members may be asked to serve on an additional committee which also meets twice a month.

To apply, email your letter and resume by March 22 to Genna.Nashem[at]seattle.gov (reference Pioneer Square Preservation Board in the subject line). To submit a paper copy, address it to: Genna Nashem, Pioneer Square Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

The Pioneer Square Preservation District is coordinated by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program. The Historic Preservation Program handles the identification and protection of more than 450 historic structures, site, objects, and vessels, as well as eight historic districts throughout Seattle. For more information, contact 206.684.0464.

Strobe Smoke Alarms for Seattle Residents

Pioneer Square residents may qualify for a free smoke alarm from the fire department. The Seattle Fire Department is providing and installing Gentex strobe smoke alarms that plug into an outlet. There is no cost for the smoke alarm or installation. Seattle residents who are deaf or hard of hearing would be considerably safer with a strobing smoke alarm should they experience a fire at home. A working smoke alarm is known to reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%.

To qualify, a person must be Deaf or Hard of Hearing and live in Seattle. Renters need permission from landlords before they can be installed.

Contact William Mace of the Fire Prevention Division at (206) 386-1337 or email william.mace at seattle.gov. Check the Smoke Alarms webpage for more information.