Only 1 week until viaduct closure

When the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes for demolition after the evening commute Jan. 11, commuters will experience the longest major highway closure the Puget Sound region has ever experienced – roughly three weeks. How will you #GetReady? Visit to review your options and find out which routes are affected.

Maximizing your time: If adjusting your schedule, working at an alternative location, teleworking, or taking vacation are options for your job for any of this period, please discuss these beforehand with your supervisor. KCIT has created a telework resources site that answers many questions employees might have about working remotely.

Need help with your commute plan? We are here to assist you in navigating your rideshare options. Have you thought about sharing your commute? Metro’s Ridesharing solutions can help you get around:

Questions specific to the options listed above? Connect with the Rideshare team

Share Your Story, Win Prizes: During the viaduct closure, the will be collecting the most creative and fun stories for how King County employees are commuting to work during closure. We will share the best stories on the King County Facebook page and winners will get REI gift cards and fun Metro swag!

Did you JUMP on an electric bikeshare to get to the lightrail for the first time? Share it! Got your breakfast snatched by a seagull while waiting for the Water Taxi? Snap a pic, it’s going on the Facebook page.

Click here to submit your story and photo

Make the most of Fleet: If using a Fleet vehicle. consider extending vehicle reservations in Fleet’s Dispatch Reservation System, also known as INVERS, by 30-60 minutes to allow for additional travel time. Your agency will not be billed for the extra time unless it is used. If you have any questions related to the use of county vehicles during the closure, please contact your supervisor.

Don’t forget that the Employee Transportation Program is here to help you plan and explore your options. Contact us with your questions!

This is a map of the SR 99 closure through downtown Seattle. For more information visit