TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates

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Good morning. No incidents in or from West Seattle so far this morning. One update on ongoing work:


Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the south side of 47th Avenue SW and SW Waite Street. We anticipated beginning demolition of the southeast and southwest corners as soon as Monday but the work has been slightly delayed. Residents and businesses can now expect demolition at the southeast corner as soon as (today), April 15, and at the southwest corner on Thursday, April 16. The corners will be impacted for approximately two weeks while crews prepare signal pole foundations and pour new curbs and sidewalk. Access to Alki Mail & Dispatch will be maintained at all times.

Corners may be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists during work. People walking and biking will need to follow marked detours or find an alternate route.

As we’ve previously mentioned, there will be a lull of activity between work at the corners of this intersection and installation of the signal. Construction at the intersection will slow down at the end of April while we wait for the delivery of signal equipment. We will continue to keep you informed as more information is available related to installation and configuration of the new signal.

SPEAKING OF ADMIRAL: Watch for our report on last night’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, with SDOT’s briefing on two projects – adding bicycle lanes between California and 63rd, and reducing neighborhood speed limits in the WSHS vicinity.

10:26 AM: If you’re heading up from Harbor Avenue to California Avenue, a crash is blocking the uphill lane – thanks to the tipster who texted us. Does not appear from the SFD log that there were serious (if any) injuries.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates"

  • Sunuva April 15, 2015 (8:27 am)

    A motorcycle LEO was out enforcing speed limits on 35th this morning around 7:30.

  • Melissa April 15, 2015 (11:20 pm)

    The accident off California up from harbor was a woman who drove off the road. She may have had a medical condition. She was coming directly at my parents walking up he hill. She ran into a telephone pole before she hit my parents which saved my parents lives.

    • WSB April 15, 2015 (11:28 pm)

      Oh no! Were your parents hurt at all?

  • Melissa April 18, 2015 (10:47 pm)

    My parents were ok. The telephone pole the woman hit, stopped the car 5 feet before it hit them.

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