TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday edition, heading into Labor Day weekend; water commuters spot yacht

August 29, 2014 at 7:13 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
With some already beginning a long holiday weekend, traffic is quieter this morning. Unless you happen to be heading back this way, southbound on I-5 through downtown, in which case you should note that a crash is blocking all but one lane at Denny.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND NOTES: No transit changes until Monday (Labor Day), when Metro and the West Seattle Water Taxi will both be on Sunday schedules. For a citywide look at events that might affect traffic from now through Monday, here’s the SDOT roundup.

IF YOU’RE RIDING THE WATER TAXI TODAY … look toward Harbor Island as you pass and you might see this:

ADDED 8:57 PM: Jonathan tweeted this photo:

11:07 AM: More about the yacht via PSBJ. And here’s a report on its previous port call up in Ketchikan.

1:35 PM: Back to traffic info – just spotted this lane-closure alert for Highway 99 next week:

Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept. 5

· Crews will reduce southbound SR 99 to one lane between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Tuesday, Sept. 2; Thursday, Sept. 4 – Friday, Sept. 5

· Crews will reduce northbound SR 99 to one lane between South Spokane Street and South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.


  1. What a ship. The WSJ video of the inside is impressive.

    Comment by HotCoffee — 10:14 am August 29, 2014 #

  2. The yacht fueled up on Harbor Island, then moved over to Pier 91. It has 3 swimming pools on board, and the windows are made of bomb-proof glass!

    Comment by workdowntown — 10:15 am August 29, 2014 #

  3. I’ll add the WSJ video link, which Jonathan found and tweeted. Thanks for the explanation of why Harbor Island – seemed too short a visit to get anything done at Vigor :) !

    Comment by WSB — 10:26 am August 29, 2014 #

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