West Seattle traffic alerts – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:40:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Pre-holiday-weekend Friday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-pre-holiday-weekend-friday-watch-2/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-pre-holiday-weekend-friday-watch-2/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:59:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909152

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

6:59 AM: Good morning. So far, no incidents reported in/from West Seattle.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND AHEAD: Monday is Presidents Day, and that will affect transit schedules – no Water Taxi on Monday; Metro will run the “reduced weekday” service. Monday also will be the first day of a weeklong mid-winter break for Seattle Public Schools.

8:45 AM: A “heavy rescue” response is headed to West Marginal Way S. and South Holden [map].

8:50 AM: The response is already being downsized. No major injuries and no major traffic effects, per scanner.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-7/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-7/#comments Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:49:02 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909017

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

6:49 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported right now in/from West Seattle.

Reminders:

PRESIDENTS DAY ON MONDAY: Metro will be on a reduced-weekday schedule, and there will be no Water Taxi service.

ALSO ABOUT THE WATER TAXI: Fares are going up March 1st.

7:03 AM: If you usually travel northbound on 509/99 from south of the 1st Avenue Bridge, it’s really slow going all the way back to Burien and beyond, according to the SDOT traffic map. An SFD response is just now being sent to the area.

7:10 AM: Here’s a screengrab from the WSDOT camera showing the trouble spot:

7:23 AM: This continues to block all lanes. (added) WSDOT notes, “You can still get on from W. Marginal, but avoid NB 509 south of there.”

7:42 AM: All lanes have reopened, but, again quoting WSDOT, “a huge backup remains.” No other trouble spots so far this morning.

8:25 AM: Crash reported at Delridge/Henderson.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-8/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-8/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:50:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908896

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

6:50 AM: Good morning! Just checked around – no incidents reported in/from West Seattle.

Note that next Monday (February 19th) is Presidents Day; no Water Taxi, and Metro will be on “reduced weekday” service. It’s also the start of a week off – mid-winter break – for Seattle Public Schools.

7:32 AM: From SDOT: “Stalled vehicle on West Seattle Bridge EB at Delridge Way SW blocking left lane.”

7:55 AM: Cleared.

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OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC ALERT: SB Alaskan Way Viaduct lane closure all week http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/overnight-traffic-alert-sb-alaskan-way-viaduct-lane-closure-all-week/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/overnight-traffic-alert-sb-alaskan-way-viaduct-lane-closure-all-week/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:04:06 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908780

Thanks to Bruce for the tip via Twitter: Road work has a lane closed on the SB Alaskan Way Viaduct/Highway 99, and that’s backing up traffic, even at this hour. We found the advisory on the right sidebar of this WSDOT page – it says the left lane will be closed between Columbia and Royal Brougham every night through Thursday night/Friday morning, 7 pm-5 am.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-monday-watch-3/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-monday-watch-3/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:54:11 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908729

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

6:54 AM: Good morning! Chilly but dry Monday. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle

Reminders, in case you missed the original reports Friday: Fauntleroy Way/Wildwood reopened Friday afternoon after work concluded early … The school-bus strike is over; after a ratification vote Saturday, drivers were to be back to work today.

7:02 AM: Jim reports that the 16th/Roxbury lights are still flashing red, as they’ve been doing since last night’s outage.

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UPDATE: Crash at 35th and Fauntleroy http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-crash-at-35th-and-fauntleroy/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-crash-at-35th-and-fauntleroy/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:14:20 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908574
2:14 PM: Thanks to everybody who’s just sent word (including the photo above) of a crash blocking 35th and Fauntleroy. No word of serious injuries so far but avoid the area for a while.

2:54 PM: SDOT just tweeted that the intersection is now clear.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/908445/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/908445/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:16:54 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908445

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

7:16 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle.

Three notes:

SCHOOL-BUS STRIKE: Day 7.

FAUNTLEROY/WILDWOOD CLOSURE: The pavement/curb ramp project closure continues south of the Fauntleroy ferry terminal, as do the C Line/Route 116 reroutes.

SIGN INSTALLATION ON SB 99 THIS WEEKEND: Look for lane closures as the missing signs just before the bridge/Harbor Island exits are replaced.

9:09 AM: Yet another no-incidents-reported heart of the morning commute … but any time 24/7 that you see something your neighbors should know about, please – when you can do so safely/legally – text or call our hotline, 206-293-6302 – thank you!

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FOLLOWUP: Installation planned this weekend for new SB 99 West Seattle Bridge/Harbor Island exit signs http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/followup-installation-planned-this-weekend-for-new-sb-99-west-seattle-bridge-harbor-island-exit-signs/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/followup-installation-planned-this-weekend-for-new-sb-99-west-seattle-bridge-harbor-island-exit-signs/#comments Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:37:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908407 Two weeks ago, we published a report on SDOT‘s promise to replace the signs that have been missing for quite some time on southbound Highway 99 just before the side-by-side exits for the westbound West Seattle Bridge and Harbor Island. SDOT now has set the dates for installation. Here’s the announcement:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that SDOT crews will reduce the number of southbound SR 99 travel lanes on Saturday February 10, and Sunday, February 11 to replace overhead signs directing travelers on southbound SR 99 to West Seattle and Harbor Island.

This work will reduce the number of southbound travel lanes to create work zones for crews just north of the West Seattle and Harbor Island exits starting Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday afternoon. Please use extra caution during this time as lane closures will alternate depending on the location of signs being replaced. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-6/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-6/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:06:08 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908367

(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.

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Crash on Harbor Avenue SW http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/crash-on-harbor-avenue-sw/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/crash-on-harbor-avenue-sw/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:16:21 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908320

Thanks to David Christensen for the photo and report about a crash in the 3000 block of Harbor Avenue SW less than an hour ago. SFD has since cleared the scene so the road is likely no longer blocked, but he reports that it appeared to be a one-vehicle crash. No major injuries as no SFD medic unit was called.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-7/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-7/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:55:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908254

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

6:55 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported so far today in/from West Seattle.

Two notes:

FAUNTLEROY/WILDWOOD CLOSURE: This project continues south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock, with C Line/Route 116 reroutes continuing too.

SCHOOL-BUS STRIKE: Day 5.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch; SB 509 crash http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-tuesday-watch-sb-509-crash/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-tuesday-watch-sb-509-crash/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:52:17 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908158

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

6:52 AM: One incident to report in the area – Seattle Fire says a man in his 40s has died after his car hit a tree at the SB 509 exit to Myers Way. So if you use SB 509 and usually get it to it from anywhere north of that, investigators will likely be on scene quite a while.

Other alerts and transportation notes:

SCHOOL BUS STRIKE CONTINUES: Fourth day.

FAUNTLEROY/WILDWOOD CLOSURE: Second day of work closing this intersection just south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock, and rerouting the C Line and Route 116.

TRAFFIC-SIGNAL WORK: As announced Monday by SDOT, crews will be working to tweak six West Seattle signals today.

7:06 AM: The State Patrol says the Myers Way ramp from SB 509 has reopened.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: SDOT crew to work on 6 West Seattle traffic signals tomorrow http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-sdot-crew-to-work-on-6-west-seattle-traffic-signals-tomorrow/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-sdot-crew-to-work-on-6-west-seattle-traffic-signals-tomorrow/#comments Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:15:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908098 Just in from SDOT:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that work is being done at six intersections in West Seattle to install new traffic control components so that they are compatible with the latest traffic control operating system. The new equipment will allow improved system operations and updated pedestrian crossing times. This work is a part of collaboration with community feedback over pedestrian crossing times along SW Admiral Way and California Way SW. Work is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6.

What to expect:

Revised signal operation timings and updated pedestrian crossing cycle length during a.m. peak, p.m. peak, and off-peak hours. The locations are as follows:

41st Ave SW and SW Admiral Way
42nd Ave SW and SW Admiral Way
California Ave SW and SW Admiral Way
California Ave SW and SW Lander St
California Ave SW and SW Stevens St
California Ave SW and SW Hanford St

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UPDATE: Crash on West Seattle low bridge; 1 taken to hospital http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-crash-blocking-west-seattle-low-bridge-both-ways/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-crash-blocking-west-seattle-low-bridge-both-ways/#comments Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:11:35 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908081

1:11 PM: That’s an image taken from the SDOT camera on the “low bridge,” where a crash is blocking both directions right now. No other details so far but you’ll want to take alternate routes.

1:45 PM: SDOT says the crash has cleared. We’re checking with SFD about injuries.

2:15 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley tells WSB that a woman believed to be in her mid-50s was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-monday-updates/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-today-monday-updates/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:49:59 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908050

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

6:49 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in West Seattle or on the outbound routes.

Updates:

SCHOOL BUS STRIKE: First Student drivers who transport Seattle Public Schools students are striking for a third day.

FAUNTLEROY/WILDWOOD CLOSURE: First scheduled day of a two-week project closing this intersection just south of the Fauntleroy ferry dock and rerouting the C Line and Route 116. We’re headed downhill in a minute to verify.

7:20 AM: As of a few minutes ago, the intersection is still open. But preparations are under way (for example, a car in the “no parking” zone on 45th SW just north of Wildwood was being towed). And the buses ARE rerouting – we were behind a RapidRide C Line going eastbound on SW Trenton. Once on 45th, it’s slow going for the C Line while negotiating a traffic circle that, as a commenter pointed out, has been extended with asphalt for the buses. We’ll check back next hour to see if the closure’s set up yet.

11:38 AM: We did finally get back to the area after 10 am, and yes, the closure is now in effect. Note that 45th SW north of Wildwood is a lot busier than usual because of the detours.

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