SEATTLE – With only one more commuting day left before crews close the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct for nine days, the media is invited to morning and evening briefings on Friday, Oct. 21, to discuss the work and expected travel delays and to watch as demolition begins.
During the morning briefing, the Washington State Department of Transportation will provide recommended alternates routes, commute options and other tools drivers can use to help keep traffic moving while the viaduct is closed. At the evening briefing, the media will have the opportunity to watch crews begin demolishing the southern mile of the structure.
Friday morning briefing**
When: 4:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21
Where: 1051 First Ave., Seattle
Speakers: Travis Phelps, construction communications manager for WSDOT
Friday evening briefing**
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21
Where: 1051 First Ave. S., Seattle
Visuals: Crews mobilizing equipment and beginning of demolition work
Speakers: Matt Preedy, Alaskan Way Viaduct deputy program administrator for WSDOT
**Important information: News media must first check in with Travis Phelps before arriving at the media briefings and the demolition site. He can be reached at 206-462-0554.