Use Hwy 99 through Seattle? Southbound Aurora Bridge reduced to two lanes this week

The area of the bridge to be closed, courtesy WSDOT.

Attention to all commuting to Seattle via Highway 99: The right lane of the southbound Highway 99 Aurora bridge will remain closed around-the-clock this week.

Travelers should plan for delays, especially during the morning and afternoon commutes, if traveling toward downtown Seattle through Fremont and Wallingford.

During an in-depth inspection of the structure, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge inspectors found advanced detoriation of steel on the underside of the Aurora bridge.

While the bridge is still safe to cross, the southbound right lane will remain closed around-the-clock as a precautionary step until repairs are developed and implemented. Additional closures may be needed. An update will be provided once a firm timetable has been established.

 

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