Freeway Fright ’07: Progress report, plus looking toward tomorrow

August 12, 2007 at 4:16 pm | In Freeway Fright '07, Transportation | 3 Comments

(l to r: latest from cams over WS Bridge midspan looking east, WS Bridge I-5 ramps, I-5 @ Spokane Street in whichever direction WSDOT chooses to point it)


The WSDOT update page says some of the work is going faster than expected, but they’re still keeping a watchful eye out for showers this afternoon. Not surprisingly, traffic volumes are down; the advance alerts to HIDE UNDER YOUR BED TILL IT’S OVER!!!! worked this weekend — but what about tomorrow, when many of us don’t have the luxury of staying home or even telecommuting? Starting just after 6 am tomorrow, we will have one team member out in the WSB-mobile, checking out the commute (and alternatives), while another one mans the keyboard here at WSB World HQ, so that we can post “real-time updates” (including pix) in addition to showing an expanded selection of live cams. Yes, we know, counting us, there will be so many “news” vehicles out “checking the commute” it’ll be worse than it would have been otherwise. Forgive us. Speaking of media, we got this photo of channel 7 interviewing someone at the WS Kiwanis booth at the Farmers’ Market today. P’raps another “how is West Seattle surviving in this time of transportation crisis” story? (7 PM PS: Our guess was close … it was one quick comment at the end of the “everything’s OK today but ARE WE PREPARED FOR TOMORROW?” story at the start of the 5 pm news.)

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3 Comments

  1. You guys are the best. Thank you for all of the updates. Tomorrow should be interesting! I’m not looking forward to my commute in the morning….

    Comment by KikiRiki — 7:24 pm August 12, 2007 #

  2. I looooove that you’re going to go out in the “WSB-Mobile” tomorrow to report on the morning traffic commute. Perhaps it’s time you change your name from the West Seattle Blog to the West Seattle ACTION Blog!

    Comment by Tish — 7:48 pm August 12, 2007 #

  3. PS. Oh and I ditto KikiRiki’s comments. In addition to the oh-so-helpful traffic updates, I love the imbedded traffic images. Thank you!

    Comment by Tish — 7:50 pm August 12, 2007 #

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