TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend 99 closures

February 28, 2014 at 6:57 am | In Alaskan Way Viaduct, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

(More cams, and other info, on the WSB Traffic Cameras page)
Good morning! One note for the Friday morning commute – a crash investigation on 4th Avenue S. at Bennett in Georgetown (map); our friends at KING 5 say the closure is between Dawson and Lucile. Otherwise, one major weekend reminder:

HIGHWAY 99/ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT WEEKEND CLOSURES: Saturday and Sunday, 6 am-6 pm both days, the twice-yearly inspection will close Highway 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct between the West Seattle Bridge and Battery Street Tunnel. But if you drive 99 north of there, you need to know that both directions will be closed from the tunnel north to Valley Street from 10 pm tonight to 6 am Sunday for more work – and then from 6 am to 11 am Sunday, the closure will stretch further north for a 5K run. WSDOT explains it all here. For Metro reroutes resulting from the closure – go here.

9:06 AM: From the scanner – stalled/broken-down vehicle blocking the bus lane and part of another lane on northbound 99 at Lander.

10:26 AM: And now from the scanner, a stalled vehicle blocking at least one lane on the eastbound West Seattle Bridge near/at the Delridge onramp. Also, Debora mentions a stall on the northbound Viaduct’s right lane in the stadiums, causing a backup; not sure if that’s the same one we mentioned at 9:06 am, but you are now forewarned, if you’re heading that way any time soon.

2 Comments

  1. If that is the same stalled car at 10:26am near lander, then we certainly can tell that the WSDOT is doing their usual stellar job of timely disposal of those broken down cars on the highway:/

    Comment by East Coast Cynic — 12:33 pm February 28, 2014 #

  2. East Coast … it did turn out to be a different vehicle. I’m sorry I haven’t updated.

    Comment by WSB — 12:54 pm February 28, 2014 #

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