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March 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Weekend highway slowdowns in Seattle and Bellevue

Sections of Highway 99, Interstate 5, I-405, and three major Seattle streets will be partly or fully closed for road work this weekend. Saturday from 4:30 a.m to 7 p.m., the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Highway 99 will close in both directions so crews can study cracks in the columns and girders. A routine March 1 inspection found…

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September 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Weekend traffic angst: I-5 express lanes to point north, I-90 express lanes west

The express lanes of Interstate 5 will point north all weekend to help relieve traffic pressure while two northbound lanes of the main freeway are closed for deck and joint repairs, near Lake Union. Information on the closed freeway can be found here. And the state Department of Transportation just issued two fresh updates about…

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February 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

520 bridge closed until early Sunday morning

The State Route 520 floating bridge over Lake Washington will be closed for construction until 5 a.m. Sunday. The Washington State Department of Transportation closed both lanes of the span for construction at 11:15 p.m. Friday. The closure is in effect between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405.

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June 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Five managers suspended for allowing alcohol use at 520 bridge office

Five senior staffers will be suspended without pay for allowing beer to be consumed in an administrative office of the Highway 520 floating bridge project, contracting company Kiewit announced this  morning. The suspensions are “more than one day,” said Tom Janssen, spokesman for the Omaha-based company, which is partnering at four worksites to build bridge columns,…

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October 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Viadoom: Panoramic views from the Viaduct

With demolition underway, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed to traffic Saturday morning. Sections were open to the public to walk the upper deck. A roller derby team and motorcycle stunt team had access to their own sections of the viaduct for 30 minutes.

Here are 360-degree panoramic views from below and on top of the viaduct during it’s closure. (More panoramas available after the jump).

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Comments | More in Photos, Traffic & Transit | Topics: construction, demolition, pano

October 12, 2011 at 5:39 PM

UPDATE: Seattle firefighters free man pinned by machinery

UPDATE AT 5:39 P.M.: A man in his 20s suffered a head injury and leg and ankle fractures Wednesday after he was pinned to a concrete shoring wall by a drilling machine at a construction site on Seattle’s First Hill, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Department spokesman Kyle Moore said it took less than 10…

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