Bicyclists riding on Alaskan Way S. between S. Royal Brougham Way and S. Massachusetts Street should be aware of a slight construction-related route change that will begin this week and last for approximately one month.
Riders traveling northbound through the area will continue to use the new shared path on the east side of the roadway. Southbound bicyclists can continue to ride in the roadway, in the newly re-opened bike lane on the west side of the road, or on the east side path. However, southbound riders who choose to use the east side path will be required to cross to the west side bike lane or sidewalk at the marked crosswalk north of S. Atlantic Street, south of which the path will become too narrow to accommodate bicycle traffic in both directions.
This work is being done in preparation for road and bridge construction to replace the southern mile of the Alaskan Way Viaduct beginning in 2010.