West Seattle traffic alerts – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:06:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-friday-watch-9/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-friday-watch-9/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:01:05 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914440

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

7:01 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far this morning, and no transit alerts.

WEEKEND REMINDER: As noted here last night, WSDOT is warning you about ramp and lane closures all weekend on NB I-5.

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STARTING FRIDAY NIGHT: Northbound I-5 ramp, lane closures http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/starting-friday-night-northbound-i-5-ramp-lane-closures/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/starting-friday-night-northbound-i-5-ramp-lane-closures/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:40:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914426

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WSDOT wants to make sure you know about the big I-5 work this weekend, shown on the map above. This alert is specifically for people in our area:

Our “Revive I-5” project begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, with major lane and ramp closures on northbound I-5 between the West Seattle Bridge and Olive Way. The work will go all weekend until 5 a.m. Monday, April 23.

The big thing to note is that travelers on northbound I-5 that are headed toward West Seattle will not be able to use the off-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street/Columbian Way. They will have to follow the signed detour via Edgar Martinez Drive and 1st Avenue South.

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They should consider using alternate routes such as such as state routes 99, 509, 518 and 599. However, those headed from West Seattle will be able to get onto northbound I-5, but should expect long delays and consider using SR 99 as an alternate route through the city.

The info is all on the WSDOT website, too.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-11/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-11/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:01:34 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914321

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

7:01 AM: Good morning! No incidents or transit advisories for West Seattle and vicinity so far.

7:07 AM: Crash on the eastbound bridge at the Admiral entrance, blocking the bus lane according to a texter.

7:52 AM: That crash is not yet clear, per SDOT.

8:05 AM: And now it is.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-13/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-13/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:58:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914222

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

6:58 AM: Good morning! No traffic incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far this morning.

One transit note: The 6:41 am Route 55 bus did not operate, according to Metro. That’s the second day in a row that the 55 missed a run.

7:57 AM: WSDOT reports a crash blocking the left lane on the NB 1st Ave. S. Bridge.

8:17 AM: Cleared.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-tuesday-watch-7/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-tuesday-watch-7/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:58:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914131

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

6:58 AM: Good morning! So far – no incidents in/from West Seattle; no transit alerts.

7:47 AM: After-the-fact alert from Metro: “Route 55 to downtown Seattle due to leave SW Atlantic St & 44 Av SW at 7:40 AM did not operate this morning.”

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-spring break Monday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-post-spring-break-monday-watch/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-post-spring-break-monday-watch/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:59:52 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914062

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

6:59 AM: Good morning. No incidents in our area so far but lots of commute challenges outside it and depending on where you’re going, you may experience delays. Spring break is over for Seattle Public Schools and others, too.

FAUNTLEROY WORK RESUMES: The second week of nighttime paving/walkway work at the Fauntleroy ferry dock is scheduled to start tonight.

SPEAKING OF FERRIES … today the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route has some vessel-shuffling.

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UPDATE: West Seattle Bridge crash cleared after 2 hours, including jersey-barrier repair http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-west-seattle-bridge-crash-2/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-west-seattle-bridge-crash-2/#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2018 21:30:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913968

2:30 PM: A crash on the westbound side of the west end of the West Seattle Bridge is affecting EB traffic too because of jersey-barrier displacement. SDOT is on scene.

3:40 PM: Still one lane blocked each way, according to the live camera accessible via the city map.

4:18 PM: Still working on the jersey barrier.

4:28 PM: SDOT has just cleared the scene and it’s now back to normal both ways. Apologies but we don’t have any information about whether anyone was hurt in the crash itself – from the incident log, it doesn’t appear anyone was transported by medic unit, so if there were injuries, they weren’t major.

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UPDATE: Crash on West Seattle Bridge ramp to southbound I-5 http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-crash-blocking-west-seattle-bridge-ramp-to-southbound-i-5/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-crash-blocking-west-seattle-bridge-ramp-to-southbound-i-5/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:51:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913936

10:51 AM: Thanks for the tip. The West Seattle Bridge offramp to southbound I-5 is blocked right now by a crash – our tipster says it’s a rollover. No Seattle Fire dispatch for injuries so far, though.

12:30 PM: Though WSDOT hasn’t updated the status, the “live” webcam pic (as shown above) shows the ramp open again.

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SATURDAY NIGHT TRAFFIC ALERT: Closure of NB I-5 offramp to West Seattle Bridge http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/saturday-night-traffic-alert-closure-of-nb-i-5-offramp-to-west-seattle-bridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/saturday-night-traffic-alert-closure-of-nb-i-5-offramp-to-west-seattle-bridge/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:01:29 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913912 If you’re up at this hour, you might need to know about this Saturday night/Sunday morning traffic alert. From WSDOT:

Rain this weekend will not affect an overnight closure of the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge, Spokane Street, and Columbian Way.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the ramp from 11 p.m. Saturday, April 14, to 6 a.m. Sunday, April 15. The work is part of the #ReviveI5 project to rehabilitate about 13 miles of the interstate between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard.

So even though the all-weekend closure was postponed, this one-night closure is on. Here’s what’s planned in the weeks ahead.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-friday-watch-8/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-friday-watch-8/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:02:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913836

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

7:02 AM: Good morning and happy Friday. No traffic incidents or transit alerts reported in this area so far.

STADIUM ZONE: The Mariners open a homestand tonight, 7:10 pm vs. Oakland.

OTHER WEEKEND TRAFFIC ALERTS: Here’s the city’s roundup.

SPRING BREAK: Today is the final day of no classes for Seattle Public Schools and independent schools that follow the same schedule; everybody’s back on Monday.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Fuel spill on the way to 509 http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-fuel-spill-on-the-way-to-509/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-fuel-spill-on-the-way-to-509/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:47:52 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913777 1:47 PM: Just caught this via the scanner: SFD and SPD are being dispatched, for cleanup and traffic control respectively, for what’s described as “a 100-foot-long fuel spill” on the 1st Avenue S. northbound downhill toward the Highway 509 entrance, north of Myers Way. Avoid the area for a while.

2:14 PM: SFD’s log shows that its crews have closed the call.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; weekend closure postponed again http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-weekend-closure-postponed-again/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-thursday-watch-weekend-closure-postponed-again/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:59:16 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913740

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

6:59 AM: Good morning! We just checked around and there are no traffic incidents or transit alerts for this area.

POSTPONEMENT: WSDOT has announced that the “Revive I-5” plan to close the NB I-5 offramp to the West Seattle Bridge all weekend is again postponed because of weather concerns.

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-12/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-transit-today-wednesday-watch-12/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:02:15 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913658

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

7:02 AM: Good morning! No incidents or transit alerts in/from West Seattle so far.

WEEKEND ALERT: WSDOT is planning to close the NB I-5 exit to the West Seattle Bridge from Friday night through early Monday.

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TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Low bridge has reopened http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-avoid-the-low-bridge-3/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/traffic-alert-avoid-the-low-bridge-3/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:57:54 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913612 (SDOT camera image of crash scene)

4:57 PM: If you’re headed this way, avoid the low bridge for a while – it’s still blocked by a westbound crash, according to the live camera accessible via the SDOT map. (Thanks to Patrick for the tip.)

P.S. This is advice for motorized-vehicle drivers – it looks like the bicycle path remains open.

5:53 PM: Per scanner traffic, the bridge has reopened both ways.

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ADVANCE ALERT: I-5 exit closure now planned for this weekend http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/advance-alert-i-5-exit-closure-now-planned-for-this-weekend/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/advance-alert-i-5-exit-closure-now-planned-for-this-weekend/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:33:14 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=913607 Heads up if you will be south of here at any point this weekend – WSDOT has rescheduled the closure of the northbound I-5 exit to the West Seattle Bridge exit for 9 pm this Friday night (April 13th) through 5 am Monday morning (April 16th). It’s part of a busy spring/summer of work dubbed “Revive I-5”; you can read the backstory here, and you can go here to see the list of other work planned on area state highways in the days/nights ahead.

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