Freeway Fright ’07: Five mornings left

August 20, 2007 at 5:49 am | In Elliott Bay Water Taxi, Freeway Fright '07, Transportation | 1 Comment

On the good side, we soon won’t have to worry any more about I-5 (and ripple effects); bad side, the added early Water Taxi run will end when the project does. The folks who unveiled the Pier 2 dock/terminal proposal last week sent along this photo of the WT’s biggest line on its biggest day (today’s commute info continues below) …

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This week is still prime time because I-5 is down to two lanes north of the WS Bridge until the work is done; that made things crunchier last Friday morning and today’s rain won’t make it any better. (Also note the bridge ramp to NB 5 will be closed overnight for the next few nights.) Meantime, here are a few relevant “live” cameras (refresh this page for the newest picture, or click on the images to go to the cameras’ “home” pages); as of this writing, the Seattle city website has been out of commission since late last night, so we won’t link those cameras here; check our permanent cams page to see if they’re back. (Left to right below, three state cams: I-5 @ Spokane just before the construction zone, I-5 @ Holgate through the construction zone, Highway 99 on the southeast side of WS)

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  1. I love the Water taxi and am happy that citizens have chosen it to ease the burden on the rush hour and themselves during the I-5 construction. I hope some will choose it as a permanent solution to their commute. Though more parking ll have to be made available to have a significant impact on the West Seattle Bridge morning headache!

    Comment by Joe — 10:16 pm August 20, 2007 #

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