TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday on the move

March 24, 2014 at 6:07 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

(WS Bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:07 AM: Good morning! First commute note today – the Saturday closure of Highway 99 concluded with all four lanes of the rebuilt Spokane St. Overcrossing open, on 99 just south of the West Seattle Bridge – we drove it on Sunday for this brief Instagram video clip:

No road-work closures today/tonight in our area, so far. Traffic updates to come, if/when needed.

7:29 AM: WSDOT just tweeted – from its perch watching the entire metro area – “continues to be a quiet, normal traffic day.”

8:19 AM: Downtown, though, there’s a problem – a crash at 1st and Spring has blocked all northbound lanes.

8:42 AM: Debris from a fender bender has a lane blocked on EB bridge. Thanks to Mike for the tip.

3 Comments

  1. I don’t often commute on Mondays, but this morning’s seemed particularly humane. Left Morgan Junction at 7:45 and scooted right down the bridge with nary a brake tap the whole way. Until hitting the bottlneck on 4th as it passed the stadiums into the city. But yeah, it seemed like a commute from 20 years ago, not the crap we so frequently see now. With all the Habitrails going up, I realize today was a true blast from the past.

    Comment by chuck & sally's van man — 9:05 am March 24, 2014 #

  2. Today was eerily quiet, very strange to have a Monday lite…is there school today? There were still the usual me-firsters terrorizing the roads tho.

    Comment by helridge — 9:47 am March 24, 2014 #

  3. Maybe on the way home, the bad habits picked up by West Seattlelites during the construction will be unlearned–Unless you are a bus, gunning down the middle lane and squeezing in only creates the backup you are trying to circumvent.

    We all live here and it’s only your friends and neighbors you are trying to cheat. We all see each other during the commute so don’t pretend you are from Oregon.

    Comment by JayDee — 6:55 pm March 24, 2014 #

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