West Seattle traffic-alert update: 2 stoplights still malfunctioning after 6+ hours

April 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 11 Comments

2:26 PM: Just a heads up – the stoplights on Alaska at Fauntleroy and at 42nd are flashing red. Remember that means you need to treat them like 4-way-stop intersections. Thanks for the texts about this!

8:46 PM: Thanks for the updates in comments; we just checked both lights within the past 20 minutes and they are both STILL out. Documented via short Instagram clip – here’s Fauntleroy/Alaska:

We will check early in the morning, too, because if they are not fixed by the commute, could be trouble.

10:10 PM: In addition to updates in the comments (thanks!), we were just out on an errand and noticed that while Fauntleroy/Alaska is working now, California/Fauntleroy and California/Graham are blinking.


  1. Still flashing as of 4:15 when I left QFC.

    Comment by trickycoolj — 4:27 pm April 27, 2014 #

  2. Still flashing at 7pm. Plus, a water main break (leaking) at 42 ave sw & sw edmonds st.

    Comment by bolo — 8:22 pm April 27, 2014 #

  3. Thanks, Bolo – I just went by (8:25 pm) and documented the flashing via Instagram video – we will check first thing in the am (or let us know if you are up early) because if they’re not fixed by the start of the commute, that could mean trouble…

    Comment by WSB — 8:45 pm April 27, 2014 #

  4. Just came through Morgan junction and they are all flashing reds too. Please stop, then go. One guy just blew through and nearly caused a serious accident. Stop all ways. Be safe. Be smart.

    Comment by Stop all ways — 9:29 pm April 27, 2014 #

  5. Has anybody notified SDOT? Will not be a good commute if they’re still out come tomorrow morning.

    Comment by JW — 9:33 pm April 27, 2014 #

  6. Lights are working on Fontleroy & Alaska.
    42nd & Alaska are still blinking red.

    Comment by Autumn Burns — 9:47 pm April 27, 2014 #

  7. Just ran through Fauntleroy & Alaska and noticed that. But now California/Fauntleroy and California/Graham are blinking…

    Comment by WSB — 10:03 pm April 27, 2014 #

  8. Avalon/35th is currently flashing all red. Avalon/Spokane St. was flashing all red as of about 45 minutes ago when I drove through. Oddly enough, Avalon/Genesee seemed to be working fine.

    Comment by Nathan — 10:13 pm April 27, 2014 #

  9. Lights on Alaska & Fontleroy still good.
    42nd & Alaska are now good. Have a great evening everyone.


    Comment by AutumnLf — 10:21 pm April 27, 2014 #

  10. Thank you!

    Comment by WSB — 10:23 pm April 27, 2014 #

  11. It’ll be interesting to see what SDOT says the problem was. By chance are these all along rapid ride? Did those special prioritizing add ons for the buses break them again?

    Comment by trickycoolj — 10:38 pm April 27, 2014 #

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