TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; road work today/tonight; Transportation Coalition event

January 14, 2014 at 5:58 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 13 Comments

(Latest bridge and Viaduct views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Welcome to Tuesday! We start by looking ahead -

ROAD WORK TODAY: The city plans pavement repairs in the 2300 block of Sylvan/Orchard 8 am-5 pm; one lane will remain open, with flagger assistance in getting traffic to alternate. (Speaking of paving – if you missed it, on Monday we published the city’s list of where paving work is planned in West Seattle this year.)

TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS? Tonight’s the night to show up and show support for the West Seattle Transportation Coalition as it asks government reps from all levels – what’s the plan for our area’s transportation troubles?. 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), details here.

SOUTHBOUND I-5 CLOSURE: If you’ll be returning to West Seattle from points north late tonight/early Wednesday, avoid southbound I-5. It will be closed at King Street for sign installation, 11 pm-4:30 am.

8:24 AM: Multiple reports of trouble on northbound 99 – a crash just north of the bridge. No serious injuries reported at this point, so no SFD callout.

8:33 AM: From the scanner, police confirm two lanes blocked but are going to “try to move it to the shoulder” shortly.

8:41 AM: And now it sounds like one lane will remain blocked for a while. If you have yet to leave, passing up the 99 exit and using 1st or 4th to get into downtown might be a better bet. Tow trucks are now being requested.

9:11 AM: Traffic authorities say things are moving along closer to normally since all that was moved out of the main lanes.

13 Comments

  1. On the 99 NB just N of the bridge an accident between a car and motorcycle just happened. Motorcycle rider was standing talking to other driver and appears to be fine. Traffic is starting to back up.

    Comment by Mapgrl — 8:08 am January 14, 2014 #

  2. Traffic stopped from WS bridge getting onto 99 northbound. Not sure why yet.

    Comment by RioMama — 8:09 am January 14, 2014 #

  3. 99 is at a standstill- any word on what’s going on?

    Comment by Elizagrace — 8:09 am January 14, 2014 #

  4. NB 99 seems to be totally stopped just north of Spokane St.

    Comment by Jay — 8:17 am January 14, 2014 #

  5. Two left lanes blocked by response to motorcycle and two car accident by Seattle Lighting outlet.

    Comment by RioMama — 8:20 am January 14, 2014 #

  6. Emergency vehicle north bound 99 just past west Seattle bridge.

    Comment by Bus rider — 8:25 am January 14, 2014 #

  7. Left and middle lane closed on 99 North. Motorcycle accident.

    Comment by kate — 8:26 am January 14, 2014 #

  8. Traffic’s moving again.

    Comment by Norman B — 8:43 am January 14, 2014 #

  9. Glad I checked, now I know to take the regular 21 instead of the 21X. ILU WSB.

    Comment by Andi — 8:49 am January 14, 2014 #

  10. Some WS store should make a t-shirt with the clogged NB 99 or EB bridge SDOT camera picture. I’d pony up atleast $25 for either.

    Comment by wsn00b — 9:10 am January 14, 2014 #

  11. Now that I think about it more, the transportation coalitions should use those pictures on their websites and make it part of their t-shirts :)

    Comment by wsn00b — 9:11 am January 14, 2014 #

  12. 21x just rerouted to 4th avenue instead of 99. Heavier traffic than usual but moving. These traffic nightmares getting out of west Seattle following accidents are becoming a weekly occurrence. When does it end?!

    Comment by Frustrated commuter — 9:18 am January 14, 2014 #

  13. Very disappointed in the Sylvan Way work. Had hoped they were fixing the disintegrating section by the cemetery, instead they’re fixing (ruining?) the section by Home Depot. God forbid we have decent pavement somewhere, job security to go make a mess of the good parts right?

    Comment by Trickycoolj — 9:22 am January 14, 2014 #

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