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June 7, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Saturday Memo: Tough traffic weekend … Jury-duty scam … Sounders play in Chicago

Weather: Nice, in the mid-70s. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: Many disruptions today. For starters, the 520 bridge is closed,  I-5 has northbound lane closures, and the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed southbound.  (And, if you are reading this in late morning or early afternoon, an 11:30 a.m. crash at southbound I-5 and Yesler…

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May 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Motorcyclist dies in viaduct crash

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night after reportedly hitting a wall on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Seattle police said the man was dead at the scene following the 11:15 p.m. crash on the viaduct near South Royal Brougham Way. There was no immediate report of any other vehicles involved in the accident near Safeco Field.   The northbound lanes of the viaduct were…

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May 17, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Saturday Memo: Police send message to new chief … Wooing tourists post-mudslide … Sounders play tonight

Weather: Nice, with increasing chance for showers later today. Upper 60s. Chance for rain increases Sunday. National Weather Service forecast Traffic: In Seattle, the right lane of the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and the South Atlantic Street offramp are closed until 5 p.m. today — a couple of hours before the Sounders…

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May 16, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Viaduct lane closure could cause southbound havoc Saturday

The state Department of Transportation plans to close the right lane of the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct, as well as the South Atlantic Street offramp, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A similar but unannounced closure last Saturday caused early-afternoon traffic backups all the way to the Battery Street Tunnel, wasting about 20 minutes for any…

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April 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Woman hurt after being pushed off embankment near viaduct.

A woman was injured after apparently being pushed down an embankment near the Alaskan Way Viaduct early this morning. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the woman reported that an acquaintance stole her cell phone at 1:15 a.m. then pushed her. She said the two of them were in the 2100 block of Elliott Avenue when she…

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March 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM

WSDOT: Viaduct cracks spreading near Seneca ramp

Inspections on the Alaskan Way Viaduct on March 1 found new cracks forming near Seneca Street, and some existing cracks have lengthened, according to state highway engineers. The Washington State Department of Transportation will be removing ivy to get a better view, then will close the elevated highway March 22 to conduct follow-up inspections. After that, there…

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March 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Saturday Memo: Bertha to be stuck all summer … Pearl Jam embezzler sentenced … Bluegrass in Bellevue

Traffic: Expect delays in downtown Seattle this weekend as Highway 99 between Denny Way and South Spokane Street will close from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The closures allow crews to conduct a routine inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and, on Sunday, a charity race. Weather: In the 40s today. Windy,…

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February 26, 2014 at 9:00 PM

WSDOT: Expect weekend traffic delays through downtown Seattle

Drivers traveling through downtown Seattle should expect delays this weekend, this time because of Highway 99 closures for construction and a charity race. Both directions of Highway 99 between Denny Way and South Spokane Street will close from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday so crews can inspect the Alaskan Way Viaduct, according to…

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February 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM

WSDOT says sinking viaduct isn’t a threat

State officials are trying to assuage public worry about the safety of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in the wake of reports that sections of the elevated highway are sagging slightly. The section around Yesler Way has settled up to four-tenths of an inch following work by Seattle Tunnel Partners, said Todd Trepanier, Highway 99 administrator for…

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January 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

South Atlantic Street overpass opens Monday in Seattle

[Updated 10 a.m. Thursday by Mike Lindblom] The Washington State Department of Transportation will open a new South Atlantic Street overpass Monday that will allow trucks to bypass busy railroad tracks so that freight can move faster. To complete the street connections, the off-ramp from southbound Highway 99 to Atlantic will be closed this weekend, from 4 a.m. Saturday,…

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