It’ll be the longest full closure of a Seattle area highway the region’s ever dealt with. In less than two weeks, demolition begins on the south end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Several miles of State Route 99 will be closed for nine days starting Oct 21st.
The state says all commuters will be affected – but none more than those near West Seattle.
Some talented staff at West Seattle's Denny International Middle School have a hit, of sorts, on their hands. Students are giving them high marks for their work in a video that's getting some viral tread: some 7,500 hits this past month.
"Teach Me How To Study," is a rap video parody of the popular "Teach Me How to Dougie" by the group Cali Swag District.
State transportation officials have announced the likely winner in the competition to build a tunnel to replace Seattle's aging Alaskan Way Viaduct. The proposal comes from a consortium known as Seattle Tunnel Partners. It has a slightly higher price, but offers other benefits.
The planned tunnel to replace Seattle’s Alaskan Way viaduct will include tolls, and that will push traffic onto nearby streets and I-5, according to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. So, he’s hiring a consultant to look at ways to handle extra traffic.