The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking bids for the removal of the southern mile of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This portion of the viaduct borders the Port of Seattle property and rests on unstable soils. The estimated value of the project is $15M. The new southern mile of SR 99 will have three lanes in each direction and will be a side-by-side road instead of a double-decker structure as it exists today. The contract will include new on- and off-ramps near the baseball and football stadiums as well as an undercrossing at the South Atlantic Street which will eliminate long traffic backups that occurred due to frequent rail crossings. To read the article click here.