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October 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Monday's post-Viadoom drive: business as usual

Despite government warnings about driver confusion, the only haunting in Monday’s post-Viadoom commute came from the mangled skeleton of the demolished elevated highway. A drive at 8:25 a.m. from West Seattle to South Lake Union took about 35 minutes, similar to the pre-Viadoom pace.  “Overall, I think it was kind of back to business as usual,”…

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October 29, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Alaskan Way Viaduct reopens two days early

The Alaskan Way Viaduct reopened Saturday with a new landscape and a two-lane configuration. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times) The southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct reopened today shortly after 11 a.m., more than 40 hours earlier than expected when the state announced the nine-day closure for demolition and detour work. The northbound lanes opened…

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October 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM

The Morning Memo / Saturday: Suicide attack kills 13 Americans, Viadoom ends

Weather: Mid-50s, mostly clear and sunny, with only a slight chance of rain. What more can you ask for on a Saturday in late October here in the Pacific Northwest? If you’re one of those people who loves to be out in nature (and we know you’re around), don’t procrastinate — Sunday’s forecast is…

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October 28, 2011 at 5:47 PM

W. Seattle water taxi resumes sailings

UPDATE 7:51 P.M.: A back-up ferry is on hand and ready to resume West Seattle water taxi sailings at Pier 50, according to King County. UPDATE 6:00 P.M.:  Sailings on the Rachel Marie, the normal West Seattle water taxi, are cancelled through 7:15 p.m., King County says in a news release. The next scheduled sailing is…

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October 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM

Viadoom: Several highways at a standstill tonight

UPDATE 7:24 p.m.:  Gridlock on I-5 southbound into Seattle is easing a bit later in the rush hour commute. Traffic is backed up about 10 miles on I-5 south from N.E. 145th St. to I-90, causing the Lynnwood-to-Seattle drive to take about an hour, down from nearly two hours earlier in the evening. ORIGINAL POST: After an easy…

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October 28, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Alaskan Way Viaduct to reopen midday Saturday

The state Department of Transportation just announced that the Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen by midday Saturday, because demolition has gone well all week. The northbound lanes already are open from Royal Brougham Way to the Battery Street Tunnel and South Lake Union. The rest of the highway had been scheduled to reopen Monday morning….

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October 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Viadoom commuters settle into a slow but steady routine

Seattle-area commuters this morning continued to detour, stay home or take transit to deal with the Viadoom highway closure  — instead of backsliding into gridlock as traffic officials feared. People have settled into a routine of leaving home up to an hour early, so that peaks begin at 6:30 a.m. and start to subside by 8 a.m. “Traffic…

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October 26, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Time-lapse bicycle commute from West Seattle

[do action=”brightcove”]1242189154001[/do] Join Seattle Times transportation writer Michael Lindblom on his morning 8-mile bicycle commute from West Seattle to The Seattle Times building in South Lake Union during viaduct demolition on Oct. 26, 2011. He captured the commute in a time-lapse video from a helmet-cam. [do action=”viadoom”/]

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