Freeway Fright ’07: What more do you want to know?

July 23, 2007 at 10:44 pm | In Freeway Fright '07, Transportation | 5 Comments

The very nice folks in communications @ the state Transportation Department have e-mailed us a couple times i5logo.jpgto see how they can help get all of us in WSB-land through the impending Freeway Fright ’07 — the work on northbound I-5, between the far east end of the WS Bridge and the I-90 exit, slated for August 10-29 (unless more stupid summer rain gets in the way). They want to be 1000% sure you have every last bit of info you need to survive — here’s their “project page” (complete with countdown clock!) and blog-post discussion (did you know WSDOT had a blog?). Our question now: what more do you want/need to know about this work and how it will affect traffic? Whatever your question, they seem willing to offer answers.

5 Comments

  1. I’m hoping that with the extra traffic that I assume will be on 99N that the buses from WS will still be able to get through in some reasonable amount of time. I plan on going to work via bus (as always). If it ends up being way to horrible, I’ll just switch over to the water taxi. The water taxi takes significantly longer than the bus would normally, but I’d rather spend that time doing the water taxi than the same time stuck on the viaduct if it comes to that. We’ll see what happens.

    Comment by Sue — 10:34 am July 24, 2007 #

  2. I’m with you Sue. I take the #21 local and/or express. I would like to see extra water taxi runs during this period.

    Comment by Flowerpetal — 10:59 am July 24, 2007 #

  3. I have been dreading this since I first heard about it many months ago. I commute every day from W. Seattle to Kirkland (it’s bad enough already!!!). I’m planning to work from home as much as possible during this time, but there are some days when I must be in the office. UGH…. What can ya do?!

    Comment by KMM — 11:44 am July 24, 2007 #

  4. From Mike Beck at Metro:

    “We are having the Coast Guard certify the current vessel at a higher passenger capacity. It is currently certified at 149 but will be increased to 250. In addition we are adding an earlier weekday trip leaving Seacrest at 6:10 a.m. Also, two extra vans will be added to the weekday commute times to add capacity to the Route 773. “

    Comment by NW — 12:30 pm July 24, 2007 #

  5. I commute to the east side like so many folks from this neck of the woods. Why o why, I’d like to know, is there no bus route that runs from West Seattle to the Park n’ Ride on Mercer Island where so many of the East to West side buses transfer? I mean, it seems as if there would be a sufficient number of riders for Sound Transit or Metro to at least have a few am and a few pm busses from here to there. Going downtown and catching two more busses makes it ridiculous for me to take a bus.

    Comment by Melissa — 2:13 pm July 24, 2007 #

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