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Category: Seattle


Boeing fuselage may delay I-5 traffic overnight, first thing Sunday morning

A B-1 Bomber fuselage may delay traffic on Interstate 5 starting late tonight as it travels from Portland to Seattle, at some points blocking all lanes of the freeway.

The load is 131 feet long, more than 29 feet wide and 15 feet high. It is owned by Boeing, and will travel from the Portland International Airport to Boeing Field.

The first leg of the journey starts 11:30 p.m., as the fuselage is escorted by about four Washington State Patrol vehicles on its way to the Nisqually Weigh Station north of Olympia by about 6 a.m. Saturday.

It will resume

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SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct to close this weekend

The state Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct will close this weekend so crews can make improvements.

Both directions of SR 99 between Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge will shut down from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers should expect more backups in and near downtown Seattle, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Crews will be reinforcing a two-block section of the structure above the path of the future SR 99 tunnel, WSDOT reports.

Another weekend closure is expected in mid-May so crews can fill cracks and wrap previously damaged sections of the structure in

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ALL CLEAR: Seattle power outage impacting DOT traffic equipment

UPDATE as of 2:40 p.m.: DOT reports that the power is back on to its equipment.

ORIGINAL POST: A power outage in Seattle is effecting some of DOT’s traffic tools.

The cameras, traffic flow maps, overhead message signs, active traffic management signs and ramp meters between Boeing Field and Interstate 90 are not working because of the outage.

Seattle City Light reports that the outage is impacting 28,000 of its customers. Crews hope to have the electricity restored by 5 p.m.