TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

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

7:06 AM: So far this morning, no incidents reported in/from West Seattle.

Two notes:

FAUNTLEROY/WILDWOOD CLOSURE: The pavement/curb ramp project continues to close this intersection south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock, and the C Line/Route 116 reroutes continue.

SCHOOL-BUS STRIKE: Day 6, and the union says the two sides will meet.

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch"

  • ProudPapa February 8, 2018 (9:24 am)

    At 9am, SDOT decided to start closing the left lane of the eastbound West Seattle bridge. Slight backup has begun.

    • WSB February 8, 2018 (9:30 am)

      Thanks. Not seeing an SDOT alert, will ask them what’s going on.

      • hj February 8, 2018 (11:10 am)

        There was a nasty pothole around where they blocked off the lane; they may have been repairing that. 

  • JCW February 8, 2018 (12:55 pm)

    SDOT was all over Delridge this morning, repainting crosswalks. There were slight backups between Thistle and Holden. Lane shifts were clearly marked, but it still caused congestion trying to make left turns.

    • WSB February 8, 2018 (1:12 pm)

      Thanks! Funny that some work is announced in advance, like signals the other day, and some like this (and the flashing beacons on 16th a few weeks ago) isn’t. Any time you spot significant road work, we always appreciate a text or call if and when possible so we can find out more … 206-293-6302.

      • T February 8, 2018 (3:11 pm)

        I see vehicles  stopping on 16th when no pedestrians are present at those bulbed crosswalks with the stop signs. Someone is going to get rear ended one day.

        • WSB February 8, 2018 (3:41 pm)

          Wow, you really get to see the people who mean well – bless them for at least looking! And certainly I would hope they wouldn’t be followed by drivers negligent enough to not notice the people in front of them had stopped for some reason. Every time we’re on foot, like today in The Junction, it’s more a case of people who just plow across the crosswalk without stopping (for us, a mom with a small child, and a couple others waiting to cross at midblock, broad daylight). – TR

  • JayDee February 8, 2018 (5:30 pm)

    OK, first no one  who lives here voluntarily drives through Alaska/California–its a bad time-suck. Oregon, yes, but not Walk All Ways unless you really really have to. Given that I nearly got hit by a right-turner when Walk All Ways when the walk sign went on a few years ago.  I have PTSD about crosswalks having been hit in one downtown when I was in the crosswalk with the favorable signal. After getting a crushed lumbar vertebra I sometimes get abusive to drivers but I watch them like hawks assuming they are trying to kill me–similar to when I ride my bike. Which I am fortunate I still can.

    • WSB February 8, 2018 (5:38 pm)

      We do drive voluntarily through there! That aside, I was referring to- today – the midblock crossing between Alaska and Edmunds.

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