FRIDAY TRAFFIC/TRANSIT: Highland Park Way closure continues; other updates

6:50 AM: Highland Park Way between Holden and West Marginal remains closed this morning, two days after a major slide; the city announced late yesterday that they expect to reopen it by today’s PM commute. Metro Route 131 remains rerouted.

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

Otherwise, no incidents in/from West Seattle so far this morning.

One note: Seattle Public Schools‘ midwinter break is next week. And Monday is Presidents Day, with holiday-level transit planned, including no Water Taxi service.

7:17 AM: Just tweeted/texted by Metro:

7:55 AM: One SFD unit is responding to a crash reported at 29th and Trenton, a few blocks west of the north side of Westwood Village.

8:34 AM: Via Twitter, Jeremy reports a bus breakdown:

8:53 AM: Watch out for some possible congestion in the 5000 block of Delridge Way SW – several SFD units are en route to check out a possible wall fire at an address on the east/northbound side.

Meantime, we’ll update here, and in a separate story, whenever we get the official word that Highland Park Way hill is open – again, SDOT has said they expect it to be open by late afternoon, before the PM commute.

4 Replies to "FRIDAY TRAFFIC/TRANSIT: Highland Park Way closure continues; other updates"

  • newnative February 17, 2017 (7:27 am)

    Too bad they don’t give more notice. My #57 was about half full at 6:55, like yesterday. 

  • TuesdayJane February 17, 2017 (8:06 am)

    Is it me, or is the Metro service worse since the levy a couple of years ago? And not just on holidays.

    • DarkHawke February 17, 2017 (2:20 pm)

      From where to where?  I ride the 120 and the C line on a regular basis on weekdays, and service on both has improved in recent months.  More buses and more frequent service on both.  I’m hardly the biggest fan of the transit bureaucracy in this region, but credit where it’s due.  In this instance, I’m seeing the increased service for which we’re paying.

      • Laura February 17, 2017 (3:49 pm)

        I see tons of C line and 120 buses while I’m waiting for my four-times a morning and four-times an evening 57. We get a bus every half an hour. Unless it’s days like this morning and yesterday morning when they cancel. And yesterday we didn’t even get a notice yesterday until half an hour AFTER it was supposed to start. My alternative is to wait 30 minutes or a 25 minute hilly walk–and since this is Seattle, often in the dark and rain–to get up to California. And these cancelations are a fairly regular thing. And not just the 57 but the 55 and 56 as well. I envy you your multitude of buses. But I’m not giving Metro any credit. 

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