TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; ramp-closure reminder

February 15, 2013 at 6:43 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 8 Comments

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
The Friday morning commute is off and rolling. But there’s a big closure all weekend – details below our 99 view …

The I-5 Spokane St. Interchange Bridge Repair will close the eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct after the 4th Avenue S. ramp starting at 10 pm tonight, scheduled to continue until early TUESDAY morning, so you won’t be able to get to I-5 or Beacon Hill from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge; detours are listed here.

Two more notes: The Delridge/Trenton intersection closure has been postponed; Seattle Public Schools are out today for their newly shortened mid-winter break; they are also off Monday.

10:09 AM UPDATE: Thanks to Ivy for the tip – a crash blocking traffic at 35th and 102nd in Arbor Heights.


  1. We have had the continuing question as to why all of these fixes were not done when construction was in progress on the West Seattle bridge.

    Comment by Faith4 — 9:48 am February 15, 2013 #

  2. That cool graphic of the closed ramps has a confusing error in the text box labeled “What’s closed”. It correctly states the dates of the closure (15-19), but it says it ends “Monday” instead of “Tuesday”.

    Even though Monday 2/18 might be a holiday for some, I predict it will be “one for the ages” trying to get out of West Seattle for the morning commute.

    Comment by Eddie — 12:54 pm February 15, 2013 #

  3. Eddie, I suspect you’re right. I’ll see if WSDOT is fixing the error or has any chance to. There is also another map I can substitute for this – but two more stories have to be written first … semibreaking … thank you.

    Comment by WSB — 1:22 pm February 15, 2013 #

  4. That graphic/top view is awesome and so helpful! Thanks for posting!

    Comment by Krystal — 2:19 pm February 15, 2013 #

  5. on Komo this morning they said the closures lasted til 5 am TUESDAY morning. hopefully they were wrong. not every-one has the day off on Monday…

    Comment by sam-c — 8:19 am February 16, 2013 #

  6. Yes, it’s till Tuesday morning. We also noted that more than a week ago.

    Comment by WSB — 8:32 am February 16, 2013 #

  7. I wasn’t sure due to the discussion of the typos in the comments above.

    Comment by sam-c — 8:37 am February 16, 2013 #

  8. I meant to remove that and just have. The only mistake WSDOT made was in one spot saying MONDAY 2/19 when it should have been TUESDAY 2/19. But bad enough. Here’s hoping they finish early – there’s always a chance …

    Comment by WSB — 8:53 am February 16, 2013 #

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