West Seattle Veterans Day 2013: Traffic, transit, closures, calendar notes, more…

November 11, 2013 at 5:04 am | In Holidays, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

(SDOT camera view of West Seattle Bridge, looking west; more area cams here)
This morning, we’re combining our usual traffic/transit watch with our daily calendar preview, and mixing in the “what’s changed for the holiday” info:

TRAFFIC NOTES: Highway 99 is open again after a weekend closure that ended around 9 pm Sunday; at the Fauntleroy ferry dock, the holding lane north of the terminal will be closed today because of Barton Pump Station Upgrade work next door: “A large drill rig will be parked in the holding lane for most of the day, and a police officer will be directing traffic around the construction activities,” says the advisory.

TRANSIT NOTES: Metro is on the “reduced weekday” schedule (some routes aren’t running at all); the West Seattle and Vashon Water Taxis are not running today; Sound Transit and Washington State Ferries, however, are on regular weekday schedules.

PARKING PAY-STATION/METERS: If you’re going to an area of the city with on-street paid parking – it’s free today.

TRASH/RECYCLING/YARD WASTE: Regular schedule for Seattle Public Utilities, both pickup and transfer stations.

SCHOOLS: Closed.

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: All facilities closed.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: No delivery; post offices closed.

FOR VETERANS: Writer David Nelson has again compiled his citywide freebies list (with four West Seattle items). Also, Center Studio (WSB sponsor) at 9611 16th SW in White Center is offering a free class for veterans at 5:45 pm.

Also happening today/tonight:

‘GIRL RISING’: Still some tickets left for the 4 pm screening at Admiral Theater, according to the online-sales page linked in our original story. (2343 California SW)

FLAG-RETIREMENT CEREMONY: 4 pm with Scout Troop 375 on Alki Beach across from Duke’s; details are in our Sunday story.

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: The NDNC meeting is now permanently moved to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, room 103, starting at 6:30 pm on second Mondays. Tonight’s announced agenda:

Election of 2014 officers
Bylaws change – length of officer terms
DESC building name
Greenbelt encampments
Neighborhood clean-up
Announcements

Youngstown is at 4408 Delridge Way SW.

9 Comments

  1. No 21EX either

    Comment by Bee — 6:41 am November 11, 2013 #

  2. Route 50 is not running either. Which means getting off Alki via Metro is not an option this morning.

    Comment by slh — 6:46 am November 11, 2013 #

  3. Despite saying the C line was on a regular schedule it is a reduced run today – waited over 15 mins (and past two scheduled ones that never showed up) till one got to the stop – we left people at the second to last stop and bypassed the last one all together.

    Comment by Colleen — 7:04 am November 11, 2013 #

  4. For anyone that rides the rapidride, there is new temporary routing and it is completely ridicoulous. The first stop is now at 3rd and Pike and is now 7.5 blocks north of the last southbound route at 2nd and Columbia. Unfortunately, this temporary routing completely neglects the entire southern portion of Downtown. Who thought this was a good idea? Many people probably live in West Seattle because their jobs are on the south end of Downtown. 3rd and Pike is way to far north. The normal 3rd and Seneca stop is bad enough but now this? Why can’t the bus take a right on 2nd or 1st and then go up Spring street to join with 3rd? I won’t go on with suggested solutions because I don’t want to make this my job, but whoever does have this job should be fired. This is at a time when they are asking for more money only makes me wonder how much Metro is wasting by ineffecicent routing and planning.

    Comment by Frustrated Bus Rider — 8:15 am November 11, 2013 #

  5. Today is a work day for me. The reduced weekday schedule mean crowded buses.

    Comment by zipline — 9:15 am November 11, 2013 #

  6. Remember! Transportation Coalition meeting tomorrow night. 6:30 pm at Highpoint Neighborhood House.

    Comment by AmandaKH — 10:04 am November 11, 2013 #

  7. I’m publishing a separate reminder with your agenda before marching on to the stories of the day.

    Comment by WSB — 10:09 am November 11, 2013 #

  8. The 21L arrived over 10 minutes late to my stop. The OneBusAway site appears to be giving the generic times without real time updates.

    Any holiday that isn’t totally widespread gives Metro an excuse to goof off a bit it seems.

    Comment by East Coast Cynic — 10:15 am November 11, 2013 #

  9. OBA is a better solution than printed or even on-line timetables, but by no means a perfect one. You have to learn when it is and when it isn’t going to be accurate. For instance, it’s useless the first weekend after the schedule changes for fall, winter and summer service. Also the 2nd & Columbia stop information for the 120 is up to a half-hour off until less than ten minutes from the scheduled arrival. Oddly, it’s always dead-on heading towards downtown. Go fig.

    Comment by DarkHawke — 5:30 pm November 11, 2013 #

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