Late-night traffic alert: West Seattle Bridge closure backup

Once again tonight, as announced last Thursday, SDOT has closed the westbound West Seattle Bridge for a short distance right at 99 – short, but it still means that if you’re heading westbound, you have to take the Harbor Island ramp and use the low bridge to get to WS. We’ve had two reports in the past few minutes that this has led to a backup all the way to I-5 (one texter has been stuck for more than half an hour) – if you look at the bridge cam, you’ll see the line of headlights stretching back that way. The work is scheduled to continue overnight and again Wednesday and Thursday night too.

7 Replies to "Late-night traffic alert: West Seattle Bridge closure backup"

  • sam-c May 9, 2012 (7:06 am)

    what time does the closure start? … may have to leave the M’s game early tonight. (the ‘announced last Thursday’ links to this same story)

  • sam-c May 9, 2012 (9:05 am)

    found it: 9:00 PM

  • Daniel N May 9, 2012 (9:09 am)

    Got stuck in this back up last night. The stupid problem is the traffic light on the west end of the low level bridge. It needs to be regulated for these closures and it has not been. As a result cars sit at the light needlessly and it’s a very long light. I am sure I join many West Seattle residents in feeling increasingly isolated and ignored by these constant ill-planned for closures.

  • The Scooting Gourmet May 9, 2012 (10:26 am)

    Got caught in it too. After a long swing shift, I REALLY didn’t need that. I don’t recall seeing any signs on the bridge warning of this closure before it happened. Did I miss them?

  • Neo-Realist May 9, 2012 (1:35 pm)

    So that 1st Ave S on ramp to the WS Bridge won’t be ready till when….2018?

  • Jerry May 9, 2012 (4:18 pm)

    According to SDOT, the bridge closure for tonight, Wednesday and tomorrow night have been cancelled.

    • WSB May 9, 2012 (4:29 pm)

      Yup! Published that here an hour and a half ago, should still be atop the home page. Updating the sidebar alert right now. – TR

Sorry, comment time is over.