TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday on the roads/trails

January 29, 2015 at 7:04 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:04 AM: Good morning! So far, so good. Reminder that this is the last day of the week for Seattle Public Schools, which are closed for the “day between semesters” tomorrow (Friday).

8:01 AM: Still quiet. The calm before the Super Bowl. Speaking of which, we’ll be updating the WSB list of West Seattle Super Bowl-related notes later today – anything to add? editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

12:58 PM: Just a reminder that we often have traffic-related notes on Twitter that don’t appear here on the site – sometimes they’re short-lived, or we didn’t get back in front of the laptop in time, or they’re more observations than anything else. Today, we mentioned 35th/Juneau utility work we happened onto, around 9 am, and then something else we didn’t expect – an SPD motorcycle officer doing traffic-enforcement work near WSB HQ. Between 9:40 am and 11:20 am, we saw the officer take off nine times to cite drivers who ran a stop sign at the California/Thistle 4-way stop – specifically, they all had driven through the westbound Thistle to northbound California turn without stopping. Over the years, many drivers who fail to stop there, and don’t even seem to bother looking all ways before proceeding, have almost broadsided us, and I’m sure some of our neighbors. If the prospect of injuring/killing someone doesn’t make you think twice about ignoring a stop sign or stop light – ANY place you find one – maybe the triple-digit fine will?

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday morning updates

January 28, 2015 at 6:50 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:50 AM: Good morning! The Wednesday commute watch is on.

8:19 AM: Still no incidents. So we’ll note transportation-news links from the past 24 hours or so … First, if you heard about the proposal in the Legislature to kill the Highway 99 project, KING reports the bill itself is basically DOA … Speaking of the tunnel, if you want to review the fine print about the state and its contractor disagreeing on who’s responsible for extra costs because of soil conditions, WSDOT includes the memo in this update … Here’s our recap of the West Seattle Transportation Coalition‘s first 2015 meeting, including discussion of the city’s responses to WSTC’s 5 most-pressing issues.

9:24 AM: Six minutes after tweeting first word of a problem on the low bridge, SDOT says it’s already fixed.


TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision

January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 31 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:00 AM: Routine morning so far on the routes through/from West Seattle. This week’s only traffic alert remains for Highway 99 north of downtown, late-night/early-early-morning lane closures all week. Also, it’s a short week for Seattle Public Schools – no classes on Friday for “the day between semesters.”

7:08 AM: Just getting word of a car/motorcycle crash on the eastbound bridge, Spokane St. Viaduct section, (update) between 1st and 4th Ave. exits. Someone who just went past the scene says the rider was sitting up.

(Added: Image from SDOT Twitter feed)
7:15 AM: From the scanner – left lane(s) are blocked at the scene; the rider is believed to have an ankle injury and will be taken to the hospital by private ambulance.

7:36 AM: One left lane still blocked but most of the emergency response is wrapped up so probably not for much longer.

8:06 AM: Tow crew on scene now, per SDOT.

8:12 AM: Now cleared.

EVENING COMMUTE NOTE: Several have mentioned slowness during the evening southbound commute. Metro summarized it this way around 6:21 pm: “Transit service to West Seattle is experiencing significant delays due to various traffic issues in downtown Seattle and on the West Seattle bridge. Some buses are traveling via 1st Av S instead of the Viaduct. No stops are being missed.”

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: January’s last Monday

January 26, 2015 at 6:44 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:44 AM: The fog that moved in late last night has lifted, at least in this area, so visibility is no longer a problem between here and downtown. No West Seattle traffic alerts for today, but if you use Highway 99 north of downtown in the late night/early morning hours, note lane closures are planned for the rest of the week.

7:02 AM: Fog’s moving back in, here in the Gatewood/Upper Fauntleroy area. So be aware of potentially changing conditions.

10:17 AM: Just got a text alert about a gravel truck spill on SW Oregon near 39th – rocks on the road. “Bit of a mess,” writes the texter. We hope someone has already reported this to SDOT – the hotline for road hazards is 206-684-ROAD.

West Seattle traffic-alert update: Roxbury-blocking truck moves on

January 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

(WSB photo)
2:03 PM: Thanks to Bradi for the tip: A semi-truck that’s in trouble on SW Roxbury near 31st is blocking most of the road, she says. We’re off to check.

2:58 PM UPDATE: Adding a photo taken while the truck was blocking most of the road. We just went through a second time and noted the truck just got going again and was slowly headed from Roxbury southbound onto 35th. Traffic is back to normal on Roxbury.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday morning, on the move

January 23, 2015 at 6:03 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Friday’s here, and we’re keeping watch as usual. Just one alert for the weekend:

AURORA BRIDGE LANE CLOSURES ON SATURDAY: If you’re using 99 north of downtown on Saturday, note that crews will close Aurora Bridge lanes for maintenance/inspection:

· Crews will close the two right lanes of northbound SR 99 7 to 9 a.m.
· Crews will close the two right lanes in the southbound direction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

8:46 AM: Yes, it really has been that quiet. Even with the rain.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates/alerts

January 22, 2015 at 6:35 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
So far, no trouble on the routes through/from West Seattle. Ice shouldn’t be a problem anywhere this morning, with temperatures 10 degrees above freezing.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Icy Wednesday updates/alerts

January 21, 2015 at 7:05 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:05 AM: With the temperature at/around freezing, after a mostly clear night, watch for icy spots this morning. First transportation-related tweet of the day is from Kevin, who says his girlfriend hit a spot of black ice while on her bicycle passing the bottom of the SW Yancy hill in North Delridge.

7:44 AM: Junction traffic note from SDOT:


ROADSIDE-WORK REMINDER: Today is scheduled to be the second and final day of SDOT work on the medians near Admiral Way Viewpoint, 8 am-3 pm, with inside lanes closed on both sides.

99 OVERNIGHT WORK NORTH OF DOWNTOWN: Again tonight, 8 pm-6 am, there’s work on 99 north of downtown – here’s the WSDOT alert.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-holiday Tuesday updates/alerts

January 20, 2015 at 6:07 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 1 Comment

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:07 AM: Back to school, back to work, back to regular transit schedules, and probably back to “regular” traffic as Tuesday gets going. One alert for today: As announced last week, city crews plan to clean the Admiral Way medians between Olga and 39th SW today and tomorrow, 8 am-3 pm, closing the inside lanes both ways. Also worth noting: The same city/port measures that helped avert a third day of truck backups last Friday are supposed to be continuing today. But if you see any sign of a backup, please let us know.

8:24 AM: Backups on 4th because of a crash at Main should be improving as the scene is clearing.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

January 19, 2015 at 7:23 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:23 AM: No traffic trouble spots so far on this holiday Monday. A few reminders – Metro is on the “reduced weekday” schedule; King County Water Taxis are not running (West Seattle or Vashon); schools are closed. If you are driving downtown or to another neighborhood with on-street city pay stations today, you don’t have to pay for parking. Two of West Seattle’s transit services are on regular schedules today: Sound Transit Route 560 and Washington State Ferries (all routes).

8:03 AM: From SDOT’s Traffic Management Center via Twitter:


TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; truck-traffic watch; Barton collision

January 16, 2015 at 6:19 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 13 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:19 AM: This morning’s big question is whether the city/port plan to keep trucks from backing up again today (details toward the end of our Thursday coverage) will work; two texters before 6 am reported signs of a backup, but we’re also hearing police (via scanner) on the case, so we’ll see. And we’ll be watching outbound traffic as always.

6:58 AM: An emergency response in the 3000 block of SW Barton is blocking the westbound side of Barton, per scanner. No other details.

7:03 AM: We should also remind you that Monday (January 19th) is a federal holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, and that means transit changes – Metro will be on the “reduced weekday” schedule; the Water Taxi will not be running; schools will be closed.

7:29 AM: Our crew went to 30th/Barton to find out about the emergency response. A motorcycle rider has been taken to the hospital after his motorcycle collided with a car at 31st/Barton. Police don’t have information on his condition but apparently his injuries are not major, as TCIS is not being called out and the westbound lanes will be reopened soon (a tow truck is there now).

(WSB photo: Police officer, tow-truck driver at motorcycle/car collision scene)
Eastbound traffic is not affected.

8:02 AM: Police/fire en route to a reported two-vehicle crash in the 5600 block of 16th SW, north of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). At least one person is reported hurt.

8:35 AM: Last sign of that crash is an SPD vehicle by the north entrance to SSC. We’re now headed to check on the port-truck situation.

8:49 AM: Nothing visible on the bridge itself. Checking the surface streets and port vicinity next.

9:09 AM: Here’s what we saw a few minutes ago:


From an overlook in east Admiral, we saw a few trucks queued at Terminal 5. Will check back around midday.

3:50 PM NOTE: We were going to write a separate story reassuring folks that there’s no truck trouble this afternoon – not even the routine queue shown in our photo above – but unrelated breaking news is getting in the way of that, so we’re just mentioning it here. If you see anything different at any point, please text or call (when you can do so safely/legally, of course) – 206-293-6302.

West Seattle road work: Admiral Way median cleaning next week

January 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

From SDOT:

The medians on Southwest Admiral Way between Southwest Olga Street and 39th Avenue Southwest are scheduled for cleaning on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 20-21.

Gardeners from the Seattle Department of Transportation, Urban Forestry, will groom the medians from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The inside lane in both directions will be closed for worker safety.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday’s a go

January 15, 2015 at 6:12 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 17 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:12 AM: Good morning! No alerts today – just watching to see how things go. Speaking of watching – we just noticed the city has added more live video to its Travelers Information Map (where you can get the same travel times that are shown on the signs over the major outbound roads), and you can now watch for up to 5 minutes at a time (previously, :30). Explore here, on the lower right.

8:52 AM: See comments for advice to take more time if you’re heading out through Highland Park.

9:36 AM: We’re getting more reports that the truck-backup problem is back and affecting westbound traffic on the bridge. Trying again to find out why this has suddenly flared up over the past few days (for a current visual, see the lower-right image above, from the camera just east of the low bridge, and you can see the truck lineup headed for the port).

3:42 PM: We’ve been tracking the ongoing truck-backup problem in a separate story – see it here.

West Seattle traffic alerts: Delridge/Orchard light; trucks on bridge

January 14, 2015 at 2:02 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

Two ongoing traffic alerts that we should mention here as the afternoon commute approaches:

*Delridge/Orchard intersection lights are out. “It’s a 4-way stop,” Sage reports via Twitter.

*Port-bound truck traffic has been backed up for hours, according to reader reports, on upper and lower bridges. We note that the low bridge has opened multiple times today, so that might have something to do with it. You can see the approach to the low bridge “live” here.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates & alerts

January 14, 2015 at 7:04 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:04 AM: Nothing out of the ordinary reported as of 7 am for the commute through/from West Seattle. So here are today’s alerts:

TRUCK TRAFFIC: As announced last night, today is the third and final day of the latest round of major concrete pours at the Murray CSO project across from Lowman Beach. Starting right about now, the site is expecting up to 10 trucks an hour until the work’s done.

SCHOOL OUT EARLY: Seattle Public Schools students will be out two hours early today.

8:08 AM: Just in case you’re wondering, yes, still nothing out of the ordinary outbound from here, but Southbound I-5 through downtown has been the trouble spot of the day, so if you know anyone headed this way from north of downtown – avoid SB I-5 TFN.

9:09 AM: Per comment below, avoid the low bridge.

2:08 PM: Just published a separate traffic alert – first, Delridge/Orchard lights are still out; second, the truck backup on the low and high bridges apparently is continuing. No word so far on a reason for it.

West Seattle traffic alert: Dozens of trucks again tomorrow for Murray CSO project pour

January 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm | In Environment, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

After big concrete-pour days on Friday and Monday, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division has just announced another one is coming up tomorrow at the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project site across from Lowman Beach. Spokesperson Doug Marsano says it’ll work the same way as those two recent days – starting around 7 am, with up to 10 trucks an hour throughout the day bringing concrete to finish the base of the under-construction million-gallon tank.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates and alerts

January 13, 2015 at 6:16 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 7 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
And we’re off! Welcome to Tuesday. Transportation-news notes for starters:

THE BUS SERVICE YOU’RE BUYING: On Monday afternoon, a news release went out saying that Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine are formally sealing the deal for three years and $120 million of bus service that’ll be funded by what you voted for last year. It didn’t get into specific routes/times, so we asked for documentation detailing those and hope to get it today. (Added Wednesday: Find it here.)

9:10 AM: Just in case you ran into this problem – Metro has responded to Maggie’s tweet and says they’ll check it out:


4:56 PM: Water Taxi’s 4:45 and 5 pm runs have been canceled for mechanical trouble (thanks to Jana for the tip via Twitter, before the official alert!) – the county says it’ll resume at 5:15 pm from downtown.

Four highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Monday

January 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 4 Comments

Thanks to “Diver Laura” James for today’s featured photos – taken at Cove 1 by Seacrest on Sunday. The first and third, she explains, are a young female Common Goldeneye, and the middle photo shows squid eggs. Before we’re too much further into Monday, four p.m. highlights from our calendar:

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 1:30-3 pm at Providence Mount St. Vincent, “a free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss” is open to any and all interested. (4831 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE PRESCHOOL FAIR: 5:30-7:30 pm, the West Seattle Preschool Association‘s annual event for families seeking preschools – details in our calendar listing. In the hall at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. (California/Hanford)

HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY PTA: 5:30-7:30 pm in the cafeteria, all welcome to the Highland Park Elementary PTA‘s meeting tonight. (1112 SW Trenton)

NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, all welcome to the NDNC‘s January meeting. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates & advisories

January 12, 2015 at 7:00 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 8 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7 AM: As we head for the heart of the commute, there’s an emergency response at a crash on West Marginal Way SW just north of Highland Park Way SW – no word, though, on how it’s affecting traffic. And on the northbound I-5 “collector-distributor” downtown, there’s a stall blocking a lane by Marion St.

ADVISORIES TODAY: If you use Water Taxi Pier 50 or state-ferry Colman Dock downtown, today is the day access changes – details in our previous report … near the Fauntleroy ferry dock, county crews are scheduled to repair concrete panels by the Barton Pump Station project this week … and the south end of Beach Drive will be busy today with the continued concrete pour at the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project tank site.

7:17 AM: SFD has already cleared the W. Marginal Way scene. According to e-mail from Kimberley, it involved an overturned pickup, and “people were out of their cars helping” even before fire/police arrived. Also, a texter mentioned a crash on the bridge, but there’s no emergency dispatch so far. As the cameras show, though, it’s definitely a full-on eastbound backup.

7:29 AM: Crash just reported at Admiral Way/Avalon – no injuries reported but some blocking, according to the scanner.

7:56 AM: No indication of anything out of the ordinary on the bridge. Meantime, our crew just checked the W. Marginal Way scene – the right southbound lane before Highland Park Way is still blocked but a tow truck is there to take care of the wrecked pickup truck, so this should be clear before too long, no indication of anything mandating a major investigation. Traffic is getting by in both directions.

9:00 AM: One more transportation-news note – the next Seattle City Council briefing on the Highway 99 tunnel project and related issues is coming up around 10:45 am – you can watch live at seattlechannel.org. Preview the slide deck – which mentions more about “what if the Viaduct had to be shut down?” plans as well as settlement affecting downtown water mains – by going here.

9:49 AM: Just back from a quick check on several things: Sharonn had mentioned in comments that 37th is closed in The Triangle north of Alaska because of work involving a big crane. We went by (photo to come) and were told this involves removing something from the roof at the SK Food Group building (4600 37th SW). We also checked on the mentioned-above Murray CSO concrete pour and Barton Pump Station road-panel replacement – both of those projects are under way, with minimal traffic impact (except for Beach Drive south of Lincoln Park Way – unless you’re a resident and have to get through, avoid that today).

More trucks Monday as Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project million-gallon-tank concrete pour continues

January 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm | In Utilities, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

The concrete pour that started Friday will continue tomorrow at the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project site – a million-gallon tank under construction across from Lowman Beach. That’s according to an update from project spokesperson Doug Marsano from King County Wastewater Treatment. Like Friday, that means up to 10 trucks an hour, starting at 7 am, and it might continue beyond 6 pm.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Foggy Friday; northbound I-5 trouble

January 9, 2015 at 7:01 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:01 AM: The fog is back, and this time, as the traffic cams show, you’ll be driving through it on the main outbound routes too. If you’re headed for northbound I-5, be aware there’s a crash just before Seneca, blocking the two left lanes – and, further north, that side of the freeway is closed just before Northgate because of a fatal incident.

7:24 AM: The NB I-5 crash at Seneca has cleared; one lane is now open at the Northgate scene, but backups headed that way will last for quite some time. (added) SPD says two lanes will be open there soon.

7:41 AM: Still one lane there and might be for a while after all. And now another downtown problem – a stalled vehicle reported on NB I-5 at James.

REMINDER FOR MONDAY: Access to the downtown Water Taxi and state ferry docks changes because of seawall/99 work – as detailed here.

8:07 AM: Northbound I-5 has fully reopened at the scene near Northgate.

9:04 AM: An alert via Erika’s comment: “Be careful on the 99 ramp – a big pile of nails and screws seemed to have been dumped just prior to merging onto 99N.”

West Seattle Bridge traffic alert: Eastbound crash

January 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 1 Comment

In case you’re heading eastbound sometime soon – be aware there’s a two-vehicle crash on the West Seattle Bridge near the 4th Avenue exit, apparently causing some backups. Police and fire are on it now; injuries are reported. Thanks to the person who just called from a passenger seat to let us know (206-293-6302, text or voice, any time, if you’re not driving!).

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates

January 8, 2015 at 6:51 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | Comments Off

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
So far no major problems reported. We’re about to separately report on a rescue response on Beach Drive SW.

7:45 AM: Our ongoing coverage of that situation is here; SFD cleared the scene quickly but you’ll still see police and now the Medical Examiner.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS: Last night, West Seattle Bike Connections reported on SDOT’s presentation to the Bicycle Advisory Board regarding options for the notorious 5-way intersection west of the low bridge … Avoid the south end of Beach Drive today – the next concrete pour for the Murray CSO storage tank will bring dozens of trucks throughout the day … Road-restoration work by the Barton Pump Station next to the Fauntleroy ferry dock is planned next week.

8:48 AM: Police and fire are checking out a reported two-vehicle crash at 30th/Thistle, which is just west of the Sealth/Denny school zone. (Update: A texter says it’s blocking traffic; in case you were wondering, classes have already started at both schools.)

9:26 AM: Just back from the crash scene. It’s been cleared. No serious injuries.

West Seattle traffic alert: Murray CSO concrete pour Thursday

January 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm | In Utilities, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | Comments Off

The twice-postponed concrete pour at the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project will start tomorrow (Thursday), according to an announcement this evening from the King County Wastewater Treatment District. This one will bring up to 10 trucks per hour into the Lowman Beach area, starting at 7 am, according to KCWTD’s Doug Marsano. They might work into the evening, past the general 6 pm end time, if necessary. Marsano’s alert says, “The site will be very busy while the pour occurs, so please avoid the east of the 7000 block of Beach Drive SW to the extent possible.” If you have questions or concerns, with this or any other part of the million-gallon-storage-tank project, the hotline is 206-205-9186.

West Seattle traffic alert: Road restoration by Barton Pump Station

January 7, 2015 at 11:56 am | In Fauntleroy, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | Comments Off

Heads up for another road-work project next week. Just announced:

Starting as early as Monday, January 12, crews will replace four concrete panels in the southbound curb lane of Fauntleroy Way SW in front of the Barton Pump Station construction site. This work will occur daily from 8 am to 3:30 pm until Friday, January 16. This work is weather-dependent and may be postponed in inclement weather.

All lanes on Fauntleroy Way SW will remain open. Flaggers and a police officer will shift traffic to the east around concrete work during the day. Crews will use steel sheets to cover concrete work at night.

Traffic headed for the Fauntleroy ferry dock next door will be assisted with flaggers and a police officer, the county says. (Though these are city streets, it’s a county project because they run the pump station that’s been undergoing upgrades/expansion.)

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Foggy Wednesday

January 7, 2015 at 7:02 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 4 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Still foggy in spots, so take care out there. No problems otherwise on the routes through/from West Seattle, so far this morning.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS: Two stories of note, in case you haven’t seen them yet – 2 new crosswalks planned for Delridge; changes on the downtown waterfront starting next week, including access to the Water Taxi dock at Pier 50.

9:01 AM: From the scanner, traffic hazard in the right lane on the Alaskan Way Viaduct – a couch cushion.

9:24 AM: And another problem on northbound 99 – a crash blocking the right lane near the stadiums. Here’s a cam showing the backup (looking south toward the northbound traffic, but south of the crash):

No indication of injuries in this incident – Seattle Fire was not dispatched.

9:56 AM: Backup should be clearing by now – the vehicle(s) involved have been moved off to the shoulder.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday on the move

January 6, 2015 at 6:12 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 4 Comments

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
If you see this pre-dawn, notice something different? Top left – the bridge lights are back. Otherwise, just one note, looking ahead to tonight, while we keep watch on the morning:

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: The group is meeting tonight, and wondering what you would like WSBC to take on in this brand-new year. 6:30 pm, HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor), 41st/Alaska in The Junction.

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