West Seattle traffic-alert update: Bridge closure canceled again

Once again, SDOT has called off the plan to close the westbound Spokane Street Viaduct for a few nights for the ongoing widening work. So it’ll be fully OPEN tonight through Friday night, after all. No new date yet.

2 Replies to "West Seattle traffic-alert update: Bridge closure canceled again"

  • Tim July 27, 2011 (11:13 am)

    It would be nice if they could post some info signs on I-90 westbound and on the I-5 readerboards so people like myself wouldn’t go 15 minutes out of my way and/or get stuck behind a train. Is this even possible? Third time it’s happened to me now.

  • todd_ July 27, 2011 (6:58 pm)

    Yeah, it would have been nice if SDOT turned off the temp. reader board or updated the message! We went to take the detour to the low bridge last night (should have read WSB prior to heading out for the night) only to get stuck behind a train for 30 minutes.. we gave up and went over to Spokane ST and up to Beacon Hill to take that route to WS only to notice the off ramp from I-5 OPEN. Then we saw the train still there as we drove across the bridge.. Big waste o’ time! How could it not occur to the SDOT to update the board??? They knew atleast 6 hours prior to the proposed closing time of 11:00 to make an update. This has happened 3 times now!
    I read somewhere that trains were only supposed to disrupt traffic flow for 10-15 minutes, atleast this is what the transportation dept. claims when long delay complaints have been filed. This incident last night was around 40 minutes total and who knows how long the train was there before we got there and how long it was there after we last saw it.

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