West Seattle traffic alert: Why a Fauntleroy lane has gone green

April 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

2:02 PM: If you’ve driven Fauntleroy Way north of Lincoln Park this afternoon, you might have wondered what this green spot is about. It traces back a few hours to a report of a possible sinkhole in the road; police had the southbound lane blocked for a while till it could be checked out. The green is from a test that road/utility crews have done to try to trace the problem and see what needs to be done next. Safe for now, they said while we were there, but we’ll be checking back at the scene and with SDOT as the afternoon goes on.

3:03 PM UPDATE: From Marybeth Turner at SDOT: “Our Street Maintenance staff have determined this is not a sink hole, but more of a surface defect, and the street can be open to traffic for now. We plan to repair the pavement when the weather and the pavement are dry.”


  1. Meanwhile people pay for car repairs to suspension components due to lack of road maintenance over the past few years. Not that I’m bitter, its only my money and not theirs.

    Comment by mike — 3:18 pm April 19, 2013 #

  2. ” We plan to repair the pavement when the weather and the pavement are dry.”… I believe this is considered in Seattle a positive never…

    Comment by R. Scott — 3:24 pm April 19, 2013 #

  3. Drive through that stuff, it’ll turn orangeish-red on your car when it dries, and then back to flourescent green when it gets wet again… ;)

    Comment by Jason — 3:55 pm April 19, 2013 #

  4. Hypercolor carpaint, awesome. Next on pimp my ride West Seattle …

    Comment by mike — 6:54 pm April 19, 2013 #

  5. Come on, green ooze AND manhole covers? This is too good to be true. So glad i read this, really needed a laugh today!

    Comment by TMNT fan — 7:46 pm April 19, 2013 #

  6. We are sooooooooo lucky to have great streets!

    Comment by Marty — 11:35 pm April 20, 2013 #

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