Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure Will Impact School Bus Travel Times

The Alaskan Way Viaduct closure will affect transportation times for all school districts in Seattle.

According to the Seattletimes.com, Seattle Public Schools is anticipating more delays to school bus transportation after the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Jan. 11.

The section of state Route 99 will be closed for three weeks and the highway will be rerouted to a new tunnel. However, the article said the congestion from the road closure will last for years.

The article stated that all schools will be affected by the closure, and the rerouting will cause a 30-40-minute delay in the morning and afternoon. Bus drivers will start their shifts 30 minutes earlier than usual to help with the morning commute. However, district officials said pickup and drop off times will be adversely affected.

The students who will be directly affected will be contacted by the district via a phone call and letter, according to seattlepi.com.