TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend I-5 alert

(Latest bridge and Viaduct views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Our Friday watch begins. First note of the day – a WEEKEND ALERT if you are headed north; WSDOT is working on expansion joints on northbound I-5, just north of the West Seattle Bridge, and that means major lane closures from tonight through Sunday morning (they promise to finish long before the Seahawks game):

9 pm Friday, Jan. 17, through 10 am Sunday, Jan. 19

*Up to three of four lanes of northbound I-5 closed between South Spokane Street and Yesler Way.
*Access to and from I-90, S. Dearborn Street, and Edgar Martinez Drive South will remain open.
*Crews will keep at least one or two lanes of northbound I-5 open at all times through the construction zone area.

MONDAY REMINDERS: Monday is the King Day holiday, which brings transit/transportation changes – Metro’s on a “reduced-weekday” schedule, and the Water Taxis will NOT run. (Side note – if you’re interested in a little more info about the new boats being built, check this out.)

10:12 AM: Crash at Delridge/Alaska, per 911 log, and this photo was just texted to us:

We don’t know how it’s affecting traffic, but SFD has already cleared it and closed their part of the call, which suggests no major injuries.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend I-5 alert"

  • Enough January 17, 2014 (5:48 pm)

    Westbound bridge backed up to I 5 again.

  • Enough January 17, 2014 (5:52 pm)


  • Enough January 17, 2014 (5:57 pm)

    Cops at crest of bridge, right lane. It’s ok tho cuz no one is going home or anything..

  • Enough January 17, 2014 (6:58 pm)


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