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SR 99 Closes Tonight, Long Term Closure Postponed

By master · March 9th, 2015 · No Comments

Image from SDOT looking north on Aurora Ave N in August, 2014

WSDOT announced the long-term lane closures on SR 99/Aurora Avenue North slated to begin this Wednesday March 11th will be postponed. Northbound SR 99 will still completely close from 10pm tonight until 6am tomorrow between the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street. Tonight’s project allows contractor crews to straighten the curve in the highway near Mercer Street.

The postponed long term closures would have closed one lane going both directions for approximately two months followed by a single southbound lane closure for one month.

These closures were needed to install several large sign foundations for the SR 99 North Access project. While this work must occur, it will be rescheduled to a later date in an effort to minimize impacts to the traveling public. The public will be alerted in advance of any future lane closures.

WSDOT has not announced when the closures will be rescheduled or if the closure plans will be amended. Questions can be directed to or 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463) or visit


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