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Seattle’s transportation new normal is just around the corner

Starting January 11, 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This construction project is one of countless private and public construction projects taking place in the right of way in and around downtown.

In fact, over the next five years, Seattle’s downtown will be in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city. Transportation engineers have dubbed this transitional phase: The Period of Maximum Constraint.

The Seattle Department of Transportation is hard at work partnering with the Washington State Department of Transportation and other City departments to mitigate these challenging times. For more information about everything during the period of maximum constraint visit SDOT’s blog here. We’ll continue to share the news and keep everyone updated as move forward to a better Seattle.