• Seattle parking to get even tighter during viaduct closure

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SEATTLE - If you haven’t heard, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will permanently close on Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m.

    >>Confused about the viaduct closure and new tunnel? Visit our section

    To add to what’s already expected to cause gridlock, the new the SR 99 Tunnel won’t open until early February while crews realign SR 99 into the tunnel.

    As a result, you can expect increased traffic volumes on Seattle streets, and with more people taking public transit during the closure, the city wants to ensure buses keep moving and that emergency vehicles have the access they need.

    Signs will be posted starting Friday about temporary on-street parking restrictions on key streets in both “center city” and West Seattle.  The restrictions will start on Monday, Jan. 14 and last until early-to-mid February, depending on the location.

    Key downtown streets will have restricted parking, depending on the time of day.  See a map with a color coded key at this link (PDF).

    Restrictions on the east side of First Avenue South from King to Columbia started Monday.

    Those who live, work or visit West Seattle will also have parking restricted by time on:

    • SW Trenton St. between 25th and 26th
    • Glenn Way SW near 44th Ave. SW
    • Part of 44th between Oregon and SW Alaska streets
    • A stretch of Harbor Avenue SW


    See maps (PDF) of those closures here.


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