TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday info and updates

May 21, 2014 at 7:05 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 5 Comments

(WS Bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
“Uneventful” commute so far, as WSDOT’s Twitter account put it.

ROAD WORK: SDOT confirms that crews are expected back at Charlestown hill (west of California) today, between 46th and 47th.

7:31 AM: Crash reported (via the SFD 911 log) at Olson/Myers – no word how/whether it’s affecting traffic on the hill to/from 509.

8:08 AM: That call is closed on the 911 log and we haven’t heard anything further.

8:53 AM: SPD is/was back on bus-lane enforcement today, according to this Twitter exchange.

5 Comments

  1. I will be surprised if any work is done on Charlestown Street hill today as SDOT contractors picked up all their street barricades and no parking signs on Monday after they packed up for the day (the day the grinder slid down the hill when they tried to start work and they were not able to stablize the grinder’s position). No Parking signs may still be on the hill proper, but they are nowhere else to be seen from the top of the hill at 46th east to California Avenue.

    They did grind the street between 45th and 46th (the crest of the hill). I wonder if that stretch of road was part of the contract?

    Comment by PT — 8:35 am May 21, 2014 #

  2. Looked like that to us when we drove down the hill in the afternoon … but the newest information our SDOT contact had was that they’d be back today. They’re checking again this morning to see what’s new (including what the status of the Genesee project is). Road work isn’t usually this complex – it’s scheduled, it’s done, it’s over …

    Comment by WSB — 8:42 am May 21, 2014 #

  3. P.S. The work zone was described on SDOT’s website last week as between 45th and 47th, so it looks like that WAS part of the plan:
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    http://onthemove.seattle.gov/2014/05/12/citywide-traction-spot-repairs-may-15-28/

    Comment by WSB — 8:55 am May 21, 2014 #

  4. The contractor has encountered some technical difficulties on this project. Work is on hold at the moment. We expect to know more later today.

    Comment by Marybeth Turner — 9:32 am May 21, 2014 #

  5. Thought I noticed all the No Parking signs had disappeared when I left today (they were up with today’s date when I returned home yesterday around 7:00pm)

    So, the grinders, which were supposed to improve the traction on the Charlestown Hill, slid down the hill? Just a wee bit of irony there.

    Comment by GWS — 10:18 am May 21, 2014 #

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