Have you driven through the tunnel? Has your commute time changed? Have you used a new route to avoid the tunnel?
Now that the Highway 99 tunnel has been open for a few weeks, we’d like to know: What has been your experience?
Traffic picked up two days later, when more than 64,000 vehicles traveled inside the tunnel, the state traffic-control center reported.
Last Tuesday, the new First Avenue South/downtown offramp opened, providing access to downtown Seattle. About 62,000 vehicles used the tunnel daily on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, though Washington State Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Treece said the agency hasn’t collected enough data to establish a trend.
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With more people using the tunnel, which was built to replace the now-closed Alaskan Way Viaduct, we’d like to know how it’s been going for you.
Have you driven through the tunnel? Has your commute time changed? Have you used a new route to avoid the tunnel? Have any safety concerns you have about the tunnel been allayed or augmented?