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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: SDOT Traffic Advisory-Alaskan Way Viaduct Ramp Closure 2/6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/6/2009  1:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548



Alaskan Way Viaduct Ramp Closure on Saturday for Repair Work

SEATTLE - On Saturday, February 7, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the Seneca Street off-ramp of the Alaskan Way Viaduct northbound from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the eight-hour closure, a crew will form and pour a 30-foot concrete section of the off-ramp railing. While the off-ramp is closed, motorists bound for downtown Seattle will be directed north to the next exit, the Western Avenue off-ramp.

The final phase of this work, which will be completed the weekend of March 21, involves replacing a temporary railing that has been in place since last fall. On October 20, 2008, a truck struck and loosened the off-ramp railing and, in the process of untangling itself, caused the 30-foot section of railing to fall to the surface street below.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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