TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday, as it happens

January 29, 2013 at 6:32 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 7 Comments

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
6:32 AM: Rainy but otherwise no trouble as the morning commute gets going. Same traffic alert for tonight as last night – another 10 pm-5 am closure of southbound 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge (Wednesday and Thursday nights too).

7:04 AM: If you use the 1st Avenue South Bridge, this note from WSDOT via Twitter: “On SR 509 northbound just south of SR 99, there is a collision blocking the left center lane.”

6:35 PM: As also noted in a separate story, there’s a problem with the southbound 1st Avenue South Bridge:

Its drawspan is stuck in the open position. WSDOT says crews are working to fix it.


  1. As the RRC comes to the Alaska Junction, the Junction is the Alaska Junction. When it gets there, it’s the West Seattle Junction. As the 50 leaves the Junction for Alki, the voice says Alki Alaska Junction. As the RRC leaves 99 for downtownn, Seneca is called Senecok. What is going on?

    Comment by Dayle — 10:38 am January 29, 2013 #

  2. Dayle, email it to Metro and maybe they’ll fix it. When they first started with the talking buses it was calling the West Seattle Junction “West Seattle Junior”, I’m assuming because they must’ve had “Junction” abbreviated “JN” (which wouldn’t really be Junior either, but it’s the only explanation I could think of.

    Another incorrect thing that I haven’t noticed lately if it’s corrected or not: As it approached the stop that’s near the Sodo Station, it was saying “South Downtown”. Sodo means “south of downtown”, not “south downtown”.

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 11:20 am January 29, 2013 #

  3. I thought SODO (at least originally) meant south of the Dome…?

    Comment by cleoWS — 3:19 pm January 29, 2013 #

  4. The 5:15 AM 128 did not show up at Hill St.this morning. I had to walk to the Junction to get a “C”ine.

    Comment by dwar — 4:40 pm January 29, 2013 #

  5. Cleo, I believe you are correct.

    Comment by circuitous — 5:15 pm January 29, 2013 #

  6. It did originally, but since the Dome is gone, the meaning changed…

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 6:04 pm January 29, 2013 #

  7. The one that cracks me up is on the 55, 56, 57 etc.

    “via senior 99″

    Comment by Last53BusRider — 7:18 pm January 29, 2013 #

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