TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; road-work alerts; 99 ramp problem, cleared

August 20, 2014 at 6:16 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 10 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Welcome to another late-summer commute. The morning starts with the road-work alerts:

ARBOR HEIGHTS MICROSURFACING CONTINUES: Our Monday story includes the map of which streets are getting it and when.

STRIPE-PAINTING: Just one day after the SDOT alert about work crews here by week’s end, we spotted one out working on California SW yesterday. Keep your distance if you see them.

HIGHWAY 99 WORK, INCLUDING THE BIG CLOSURE: Overnight prep work is closing lanes nightly, getting ready for the big work that requires a two-phase closure beginning Friday night: See maps/times here.

7:31 AM UPDATE: Thanks to CC in comments and someone via phone for the tip – there’s a problem on the ramp from the eastbound bridge to Highway 99. (added) Julia says, “We just passed the ramp. A semi and smaller truck appear to have collided and blocking the ramp. Use other routes if you can.”

7:41 AM UPDATE: Annie tweets that she’s on the Route 120 bus and it just “took the SODO detour.”

7:57 AM UPDATE: The ramp is now clear, according to multiple reports including an SDOT tweet. Thanks for the updates (again, especially from bus riders and others who aren’t driving – if you see a problem while you ARE driving, please don’t call, text, tweet, etc. until you can do so safely and legally after arriving at your destination).


  1. Just an fyi… there is a disabled vehicle on the 99N on ramp slowing everything down.

    Comment by cc — 7:30 am August 20, 2014 #

  2. Thanks, CC. Someone just called us about this so we’re updating.

    Comment by WSB — 7:31 am August 20, 2014 #

  3. stalled truck on 99 entrance from west seatlle freeway. really slowinf things down

    Comment by trudy — 7:32 am August 20, 2014 #

  4. We just passed the ramp. A semi and smaller truck appear to have collided and blocking the ramp. Use other routes if you can

    Comment by julia — 7:35 am August 20, 2014 #

  5. My C Line driver re routed through SODO to bypass the blocked 99 ramp. Hopefully the other busses will be as well…

    Comment by Michelle — 7:39 am August 20, 2014 #

  6. Appears to be all clear now.

    Comment by stb — 7:50 am August 20, 2014 #

  7. We have one report on Twitter that the semi blocking the ramp has cleared, but this is out of camera range, so updates appreciated from any passengers (bus or private vehicle) who make it through! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:51 am August 20, 2014 #

  8. We’re on the 56 and the ramp is open.

    Comment by Steve Fredrickson — 7:53 am August 20, 2014 #

  9. Just passed and it looks clear. There is a stalled pickup on the ramp but not blocking any traffic.

    Comment by Sara — 7:56 am August 20, 2014 #

  10. Thanks, SDOT hadn’t mentioned the original problem on twitter but just now tweeted that the ramp is cleared.

    Comment by WSB — 7:56 am August 20, 2014 #

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