As you've probably heard, the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes Friday night. The resulting traffic congestion could affect much of the region. Do you have a commuting (or no commuting) strategy? We'd love to know, and share, how folks plan to cope.

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Are you changing your commute to deal with the shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct starting Friday night?

Thinking about working from home or leaving your home earlier — like a lot earlier? Or maybe riding a bike, taking transit or joining a carpool?

Let us know what you’re doing to handle the coming traffic slowdown. Email reporter Michelle Baruchman at

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Include information about where you commute to and from, and your regular mode of transportation.

To get you thinking about your plans, here’s a survival guide for the upcoming closure.