Freeway Fright ’07: It’s he-e-ere

August 10, 2007 at 10:00 pm | In Freeway Fright '07, Transportation | 3 Comments

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10 pm Friday night. The moment we’ve all been waiting for (or dreading). Here’s what you need to know right now:

-No access to I-5 Northbound from West Seattle Freeway or surface Spokane Street, all weekend.

-If you get to I-5 some other way, three NB lanes are closed in the construction zone (between West Seattle Freeway and I-90), including the ramp to I-90 and Dearborn.

-Some bus routes are affected (more here).

-Water Taxi capacity is increased (schedule here).

-The Washington State Department of Transportation’s complete project update page is here. (If you want to talk to a real live person, they’ve got a hotline 18 hours a day at 206-440-4704.)

-Our live cameras page is here (with additions to come over the weekend as we see where other cameras are pointing and what they are showing; also note the city has added a new Alaskan Way/Washington cam).

-Don’t forget, tonight is the second and (scheduled to be) final night of Admiral Way paving, with Admiral closed till 6 am tomorrow between Olga and 41st.

Let us know how all this winds up affecting you, once you’ve been out in it tonight, tomorrow, throughout the weekend — leave comments on our I-5 posts, or send us e-mail. Good luck to us all!

3 Comments

  1. Just out of curiosity — has anyone been on the bridge today? I’m curious to learn what traffic has been like.

    Comment by Tish Lopez — 12:41 pm August 11, 2007 #

  2. We’re going shortly – all the way to 1st Avenue South offramp (gasp) – will post our findings when we come back. In the meantime, those images at the top of this post are “live” from the city and state DOTs – when you access the home page, it’s the newest image from their cams – hit refresh if you want to see an update – the one on the left is the West Seattle Bridge, midspan, facing eastbound – it’s linked to the city’s page for that cam with a larger image.

    Comment by WSB — 12:46 pm August 11, 2007 #

  3. I took the bridge this morning, exited on 1st Ave., and then got on the freeway at Safeco Field. Good traffic flow all the way. On the way back (around noon), eastbound bridge traffic still looked good.

    Comment by Admiral Janeway — 1:27 pm August 11, 2007 #

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