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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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October 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Alaskan Way Viaduct reopens to traffic

Crews reopened the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Saturday night after inspection work was complete. But all northbound viaduct traffic must exit at Western Avenue until 5 a.m. Monday. The viaduct was to be closed Saturday and Sunday for a semiannual inspection and maintenance. Work was completed ahead of schedule, and the viaduct will be open Sunday. A…

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October 3, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Viaduct closures this weekend

While the hectic summer construction season has come and gone, road closures never cease. This time, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is undergoing its semiannual inspection and a few blocks away, Aurora Avenue North will close near Seattle Center, so workers can install a sewer line for the Mercer West project. All lanes of the Viaduct from South…

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April 2, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Mammoth tunnel drilling machine arrives in Seattle

From Transportation Reporter Mike Lindblom: “Bertha,” the mammoth Highway 99 tunnel drilling machine, arrived in Seattle on Tuesday from Japan. The ship may dock Wednesday at Terminal 46, where 41 pieces, weighing 6,700 tons, will be unloaded over two weeks. Container ships take priority, so the ship likely will move on and offshore. The green…

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