TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Monday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:01 AM: Good morning! While some areas outside Seattle – especially the South Sound – are having trouble with icy roads this morning, our temps have stayed above freezing. No problems reported in or from West Seattle so far.

COMING UP THIS WEEK: A few things you should know –

*The streetlight-repair work on the west end of the West Seattle Bridge is now scheduled for 9 am-4 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, as announced last week:

Westbound work will occur between 9 a.m. and noon on these days, and will require the closure of the Admiral Way exit. Motorists who would use this exit are asked to consider taking the Harbor Ave SW/Avalon Way SW exit instead.

Eastbound work will occur between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on these days, during which the eastbound curb lane will be closed. The closure will extend from approximately where the roadway turns in and out of West Seattle to the Delridge Way SW onramp.

7:48 AM: As noted in comments, an earlier note here about an SPS early dismissal this week was in error. So the next change in schedule is not until NEXT MONDAY – no school for MLK Day.

8:20 AM: Headed downtown for a story this morning, so here’s a bridge report from the passenger seat: Sluggish just before the crest of the high-rise, but now moving OK as we head toward the 4th exit. The 99 exit lane is backed up to before the crest. Probably fairly normal but we’re not out in the commute traffic that often.

8:41 AM: We’ve had this problem with 4th before – getting there via the bridge is relatively speedy, then once off the bridge, it can be a crawl to actually get into downtown, and that’s how it’s going right now.

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Monday watch"

  • Agen Schmitz January 9, 2017 (7:44 am)

    I was a little surprised by your early dismissal announcement as it wasn’t on my radar. I double-checked the District Calendar, and there is no early dismissal scheduled for Wednesday (January 11th).

    http://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/district_calendar

    • WSB January 9, 2017 (7:48 am)

      This is the page I’d noted it from during a sweep

      https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars

      but it’s not there now. Sorry, I should have rechecked before mentioning it. Updated.

      2ND UPDATE: Another reader has pointed out in e-mail that West Seattle High School does have a 2-hour early dismissal Wed. – we don’t usually mention school-specific changes.

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