TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes; I-5 ramp-closure preview

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; other cameras are on the WSB Traffic page)
Don’t forget your sunglasses; we’re heading into the 80s today, say the forecasters. Road-work notes:

*The Dumar/Orchard closure is scheduled to continue again today

*The northbound I-5 exit to West Seattle Bridge will be closed tonight overnight to get ready for the weekend-long closure – here’s the latest from WSDOT’s Broch Bender:

*10 pm Thursday (tonight) – 5 am Friday – Crews will close the ramp to mobilize equipment necessary for replacing two expansion joints and resurfacing approximately 550 feet of the ramp.

*7 pm Friday – 5 am Monday, Aug. 26 – Crews will close the ramp to traffic. During the closure they will sawcut out two 50-year-old bridge expansion joints and replace them with modern equivalents. They also will hydroblast off a 550 foot section of rutted out roadway and replace it with new concrete.

Here’s the detour map. And here’s the schedule of other closures ahead for the same area.

9:26 AM UPDATE: A stalled vehicle on the eastbound “low bridge” is slowing things down, SDOT tweets.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes; I-5 ramp-closure preview"

  • JoeB August 22, 2013 (8:56 am)

    Officer in the gore point pulling bus lane violators again.

  • JanS August 22, 2013 (10:59 am)

    did it slow you down?

    I suppose he’ll be out there quite a bit until people get the message….stay outta the bus lane..

  • birdgeek August 22, 2013 (11:14 am)

    The car on the low bridge had visible back-end damage: as if it had been rear-ended. Don’t know if there’s any story there… doubtful it was a straightforward stall.

  • Smtty August 22, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    Just put in a traffic camera and mail them their tickets.

    Problem solved.

    Added bonus is we won’t have to see officer “the-sun-is-at-my-back-but-my-shades-look-cool” any more.

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