Unique contest and walk mark the beginning of the end for the Alaskan Way Viaduct

A nine-day closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will mark the beginning of the end for Seattle’s double-deck highway. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the majority of the viaduct until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31. To learn more about the SR 99 nine-day closure, visit our website.

 “One Mile Down Demolition Event”

Interested in spending a little time on the viaduct before it’s demolished? There will be a commemorative walk on Saturday, Oct. 22 near the stadiums. This is a perfect opportunity to get a firsthand perspective as this historic event unfolds.

  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (celebration continues until 2 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 22
  • Elected officials make formal remarks and celebrate this major milestone at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Construction area north of 1051 First Ave. S.
  • No RSVPs are required, but some restrictions apply. Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for late October weather. No pets or bicycles are allowed on the structure. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be ADA accessible.
  • Parking is available in the fenced construction site just south of Railroad Way South and on adjacent city streets and in nearby pay lots.

For more information on the demolition event, visit our public events website.

Win contest and get exclusive access to the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Oct. 22

WSDOT is sponsoring a contest where one lucky person and 24 of their friends will win exclusive access to the viaduct’s downtown section for 30 minutes on Oct. 22. To enter, answer the question “What would I do with 30 minutes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct?” in 100 words or less and send it to viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov by Sunday, Oct. 16. The winner will be escorted to a private section of the viaduct at a predetermined time to follow through with their plan. Check the WSDOT website for contest details, rules and restrictions.