Second week of viaduct closure begins; SR 99 tunnel connection progresses

SEATTLE - The second week of the viaduct closure started slow, with light holiday traffic seen around the area Monday.

Traffic volumes were lighter than normal because of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No traffic problems were reported by 7 a.m.

The holiday didn't stop work on the roadway, however.

Traffic volumes were also lighter than expected during the first week of the closure. The city warned commuters that just because traffic wasn't too bad the first week, it doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way if people go back to their old ways.

Rebar is going down over a freshly-poured load distribution slab on what will be the new northbound State Route 99 off ramp to Dearborn Street.

We're seeing light morning traffic so far on this MLK Jr. Day. What you need to know heading into the second week of the SR 99 closure➡️