TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates & road-work notes

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning and happy Friday! We start with project notes:

47TH/ADMIRAL SIGNAL: Concrete pouring could start on the south side of the intersection today, for new curbs and sidewalk, if the weather doesn’t interfere. The detailed update is here.

DELRIDGE/ORCHARD PROJECT UPDATE: In case you missed it – we published an update from Seattle Public Utilities, including added traffic effects at Myrtle next week.

And a transportation-news note:

LIGHT RAIL FOR WEST SEATTLE? After its Thursday board meeting, Sound Transit explained what’s next (“major public-involvement effort”) for its work toward the next ballot measure.

9:59 AM: If you’re headed toward 1st through SODO, you might try 4th instead, because of this:

4:33 PM NOTE: SPU has e-mailed to say the Delridge/Orchard/Myrtle work mentioned earlier has been moved up: “The lane restriction on SW Myrtle St. at 24th Ave. SW has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29 (as opposed to 4/29 and 4/30, as previously announced).”

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates & road-work notes"

  • Dunno April 24, 2015 (7:30 am)

    This I do know. It’s time for light rail into West Seattle. It needs to go through West Seattle whatever way possible. Perhaps up Delridge with a couple of massive park and ride’s and transfer station’s for quick bus service, continuing through White Center, and Burien and hooking up with the current line at Sea-Tac. What are we waiting for???? Delridge eliminates the fear of the hills and need for tunnels.

  • aad April 24, 2015 (9:07 am)

    Sdot camera at sr 99 at Lander shows collision in left lane. Any more info yet?

    • WSB April 24, 2015 (9:59 am)

      AAD – it cleared relatively quickly thanks to WSDOT crews. Didn’t even hit the 911 log. But there’s a problem on 1st in SODO now for people who take the parallel route …

  • AG April 24, 2015 (10:22 am)

    Lander is closed between Occidental & 1st. 1st is partially closed at Lander, and the 1800’s 3-story “farmhouse” shaped building on the corner is burning. It’s been a fire hazard for years, with the entire 3rd floor packed full of building materials and the roof falling down on the 2nd floor on the Lander side.

  • cvhl April 24, 2015 (10:26 am)

    That old barn at 1st and Lander caught fire. Pretty large response. It used to be ‘Second Use’. Traffic is being re-routed to go up Lander to 4th if going northbound on 1st Ave. S.

  • miws April 24, 2015 (12:00 pm)

    TV News mentioned (and showed) that fighting this fire was somewhat hampered by a car being parked smack dab in front of a fire hydrant.



  • West Seattle Hipster April 24, 2015 (6:28 pm)

    I agree on the obvious need for light rail. Usually well run cities build light rail before pushing density limits, but in typical Seattle fashion we are doing it backward.


    I understand many republicans are against light rail (or, any type of progress), but it needs to be built as soon as possible.

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