TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: One more foggy Tuesday

January 22, 2013 at 5:58 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 12 Comments

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
5:59 AM: If the forecast comes true, it’ll be soggy instead of foggy by tomorrow morning’s commute. But for now, one more round of murk, with a dense-fog advisory in effect till noon. Plus, a traffic-alert for tonight: Southbound 99 is closed again from Battery St. Tunnel to West Seattle Bridge, 10 pm-5 am, for SODO overpass work.

8:10 AM: Last week, you’ll recall, Metro went public with results of its online and in-person surveys of West Seattle riders, and crowded buses comprised the top complaint. Christian just sent an inside-RapidRide photo from about half an hour ago:

“There were more people standing then sitting,” Christian noted.

9:03 AM: If you take the 1st Avenue Bridge northbound from southeast West Seattle (or points further south), heads up from WSDOT via Twitter:

1:34 PM UPDATE: WSDOT says the work’s not over yet – the bridge had to open for marine traffic, among other complications. They’re now hoping to be done by mid-afternoon.


  1. Anyone else thrilled to see the police busting the line jumpers heading north on I-5 after the bridge today? Cars and particularly trucks have been getting more and more bold in ignoring the queue and jumping in front well after the double lines start. Great to see them crackdown on this.

    Comment by TW — 10:09 am January 22, 2013 #

  2. Leave it to Metro to “improve” their routes in a way that makes their service even worse for than it was before. To top it off, they provide their apathetic response to the riders’ complaints.

    Comment by DC — 10:19 am January 22, 2013 #

  3. They’ve been cracking down for years on this. If someone asks to be let in, I don’t mind. Sometimes they’re late for work or an appt.

    Comment by G — 10:20 am January 22, 2013 #

  4. I like to see police enforcement.. where on I 5 north is this?

    Comment by WS rats in a cage — 10:45 am January 22, 2013 #

  5. Bring back the 54! Why is it that it was very rare for someone to be standing on my old bus and now it’s to the point of claustrophobia every day on my new C bus? I also have seen absolutely no difference in the time it takes me to get to work.

    Comment by natinstl — 11:32 am January 22, 2013 #

  6. I haven’t seen any enforcement of the double white line area near I5 N since it was first painted around 2008. I’ve been asking WSP for enforcement off and on since then.

    Comment by WSratsinacage — 11:54 am January 22, 2013 #

  7. I haven’t seen any enforcement of the double white line area on the Spokane St Viaduct near I5 N since it was first painted, and the sign went up, around 2008. I’ve been asking WSP for enforcement off and on since then.

    Comment by WSratsinacage — 11:56 am January 22, 2013 #

  8. I hadn’t either until last week and again today which is why I thought it notable. He had 4 or 5 cars pulled over this morning shortly after 9.

    Comment by TW — 1:18 pm January 22, 2013 #

  9. I must be going through this area too early and missing seeing this.. So, thanks for letting us know. I’m just as thrilled as you, TW.

    Was it SPD or WSP? SPD had told me in the past that this is not in their jurisdiction.

    Comment by WS rats in a cage — 1:31 pm January 22, 2013 #

  10. I’m pretty sure it was one of SPD’s aggressive driver units that often do the radar trap on the Admiral hill.

    Comment by TW — 1:52 pm January 22, 2013 #

  11. Thx

    Comment by WS rats in a cage — 2:00 pm January 22, 2013 #

  12. Nice to see line jumpers (one of the leading causes of road ferocity) being pulled over. Their time is not any more valuable than the rest of us.

    Running late? Leave earlier.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 5:44 pm January 22, 2013 #

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