TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-holiday Tuesday updates

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! Traffic might still be a bit lighter today because it’s the final day of a four-day weekend for Seattle Public Schools (though many independent schools are back in session). Otherwise, transit services are back to normal. Speaking of transit:

BUS BUCKS: At its afternoon meeting today, the City Council is scheduled to vote on the plan for what extra bus service will be bought with the transit funding approved by voters last year. It’s spelled out here, including local routes 21, 21X, 55, 56, 57, 60, 120, 125, C Line. Find out even more about it at the West Seattle Transportation Coalition‘s next meeting February 26th.

8:01 AM: Still nothing unusual reported on outbound routes. So here’s a check of travel times from 35th SW just before the bridge, via the SDOT map:

1st Ave Offramp 4 min.
4th Ave Offramp 5 min.
Ballard 29 min.
Crown Hill 34 min.
Greenlake via SR-99 27 min.
I-5 NB/SB 6 min.
Lower Queen Anne 24 min.
Shoreline via SR-99 36 min.
South Lake Union 20 min.
SR-99 Offramp 4 min.
Stadiums via 1st Ave 11 min.
Stadiums via 4th Ave 9 min.

8:07 AM: Transit note – We checked out a tip about police at the bus stop by Roxhill Park across from Westwood Village. All gone by the time we arrived (and we’re not far) except for one transit officer who would say only that it was a “minor” incident, “over fast.”

12:01 PM: Via Twitter:

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-holiday Tuesday updates"

  • Trickycoolj February 17, 2015 (8:35 am)

    Orchard Delridge is flashing with a flagger again. Can we get some info how long this project is? SDOT website says 12/2105!

    • WSB February 17, 2015 (8:49 am)

      I don’t even know what the project is – looked possibly like utilities just to the east on Orchard/Dumar – we have the north-end Delridge work set to start but that’s a couple miles away. Will check with SDOT.

  • MrsL February 17, 2015 (12:20 pm)

    I got stuck in traffic from this yesterday. I think this work is related is this:

    • WSB February 17, 2015 (12:25 pm)

      That *is* at the intersection. SPU has been really good about giving us advance notice to share with the community re: projects large and small in recent months, though, but I’ll check with them too. Thanks.

  • trickycoolj February 17, 2015 (2:38 pm)

    Hopefully they’ll be done digging up the road soon. That’s a major East-West corridor for those of us that don’t work downtown and live in south half of the peninsula. Went through it last night around 7:30pm and the road was paved over and covered with a steel plate so I did not expect to see the traffic light flashing and flaggers back. Traffic is backing up quite a bit especially for being at 8:30. Can’t imagine what will happen when school is going tomorrow adding buses and parent drivers to the mix.

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