Tuesday, September 29, 2015

You spoke, we listened! You can now officially sync your calendar with ours

October brings a lot of things: football, pumpkin spice lattes, cooler weather, the return of directional closures on I-90, a weekend-long viaduct inspection and a new look for our popular WSDOT statewide traffic impacts calendar. You can now download the calendar directly from our website to help keep you informed. Subscribing to the WSDOT event calendar can be done via iCal and XML. Up-to-date month, week and agenda views are also available on the event calendar page.

REMEMBER: Construction and special events change often, so be sure to update and check the calendar often for the latest details.

Now, let’s get back to the I-90 directional closures starting back up. I-90 will be down to one lane and detoured to the express lanes for one or two weekends each month starting the weekend of October 9th through May of next year.  These weekend-long closures give contractor crews working for WSDOT and Sound Transit space to upgrade the operations and safety systems inside the Mount Baker and Mercer Island tunnels. The tunnel work must be completed before Sound Transit can begin work in 2017 to devote the I-90 express lanes to the 14-mile East Link light rail extension.

Halloween plans? No zombies or goblins will be allowed to drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct during the day on Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, for the semi-annual inspection of the structure.

Those are just a few of the big closures you should be sure to plan around as you sip on that pumpkin spice latte while making your October plans.

Happy fall!

2 comments:

James Lamb said...

This is awesome! Thank you!

Simon Carey said...

Sounds good, how does a person go about using it???