TRAFFIC ALERT: ‘Sinkhole’ on Beach Drive


Thanks for the tip – what was already a bumpy-to-say-the-least stretch of road in the 4100 block of Beach Drive SW [map] is worse this afternoon, with what first responders were calling a “sinkhole,” possibly involving a water break. It’s on the southbound side of the street, and police are directing traffic around it. The Seattle Public Utilities crew that is there now checking it out says a larger crew is on the way to dig into it, so you’ll want to avoid this area for at least a few hours.

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: 'Sinkhole' on Beach Drive"

  • Trickycoolj January 24, 2017 (5:34 pm)

    That’s cute. Come try Sylvan Way. 

    • Amanda January 25, 2017 (12:04 pm)

      I could not agree more! 

  • William January 24, 2017 (6:56 pm)

    Who could tell?  I ride my bike on Beach Dr. daily and there are always major chunks of pavement missing!

  • Overthere January 24, 2017 (7:59 pm)

    I don’t think any street in Seattle has a patent on potholes, they all have them as the city does not maintain the streets.

  • AlkiResident13 January 24, 2017 (8:49 pm)

    I drive over that spot every morning. It’s been patched recently and sunk back down even more in just the past week or so. 

  • Lola January 24, 2017 (9:27 pm)

    That looks more like one of those speed bumps that they have on Beach Drive.

  • East Coast Cynic January 24, 2017 (9:53 pm)

    How much of this sinkhole problem is an issue of material used to patch the sinkholes vs. wet climate conditions that take it’s toll on the roads regardless of how often they get patched?  I could have sworn I heard an interview with somebody from the DOT who said it’s a climate issue that causes the pothole problems.

  • Canton January 24, 2017 (10:25 pm)

    They should call the recent transportation levy, a cool 930 million, “groove seattle”.

  • Mark January 24, 2017 (10:33 pm)

    Traffic calming by no maintenance  SDoT

    • Amanda January 25, 2017 (12:04 pm)

      Love this!!

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