Seattle viaduct to shut down for 9 days in October

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Transportation Department is holding a news conference Monday in Seattle to announce plans to shut down the Alaskan Way Viaduct for nine days in October.

Crews will demolish a section of the viaduct near Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field and build a detour.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/rp32b6 ) it's part of $3 billion project to replace the aging viaduct. The section of Highway 99 south of downtown will remain above ground, and a tunnel will take a section under downtown Seattle.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com