Seattle (Washington state) will close the double-decker Alaskan Way Viaduct beginning Friday, January 11. Significant traffic congestion and disruptions are expected for a three-week period before a replacement four-lane tunnel is completed. The shutdown will begin at 22:00 (local time) on Friday.
The Alaskan Way Viaduct is an elevated double-decker highway along the western portion of the city serving Washington highway 99. An estimated 90,000 vehicles use the viaduct each day.
Individuals in Seattle are advised to monitor local news and traffic reports and anticipate significant transportation disruptions and congestion along alternate routes.
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