TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates, plus our weekly look back

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:43 AM: The major outbound routes are quiet so far in the early going.

METRO CHANGES AHEAD: In case you missed our Wednesday story, here’s how the first major round of bus service addition/restoration will play out in West Seattle starting June 6th, as announced by Metro. (The second round is in September.)

8:06 AM: Still quiet. A reminder for tonight – West Seattle Transportation Coalition meets, 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way), all welcome, and the agenda will include at-large City Council candidates John Roderick (Position 8) and West Seattle resident Alon Bassok (Position 9) talking about their newly announced “neighborhood rail” proposal.

8:42 AM: Belatedly, we did find a Traffic Throwback Thursday photo in the Seattle Municipal Archives. From 1957:

That’s described as “24th Ave. SW facing north from Delridge Way. [Petition of property owners for vacation of portion of 24th SW].” Click the image to go to the archive page with a much-bigger version – including details on the billboards at right.

9:26 AM: If you’re headed toward southbound I-5 – DON’T. There’s a major crash at mid-Boeing Field and WSP is advising avoiding the area.

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates, plus our weekly look back"

  • kumalavula May 28, 2015 (9:23 am)

    tracy—i love seeing these old photos of the area. thanks for thinking to include them so that residents, old and new, can appreciate how our area has changed (for better or worse!)
    keep ’em coming!

  • mrsMarty May 28, 2015 (9:28 am)

    On the TBT what does “for vacation of portion” mean?

    • WSB May 28, 2015 (10:05 am)

      I can only suppose it meant a street vacation – having the city give up part of its right of way. Because it’s a city repository, the Seattle Municipal Archives photo collection largely involves photos of streets and other public property/projects/problems. Someday if I get to work more than five minutes ahead at any given time, I might manage to pick one of these a day or two ahead and go look for the corresponding current view a la “Now and Then” …

  • Robert May 28, 2015 (10:01 am)

    On a related note, is it common knowledge that at the King County assessor’s site you can view overhead views from 1936? Very Cool. (Wish they had it for every decade) Change the “basemap” to 1936 and you may want to turn off some of the maplayer options to declutter the view.

  • mrsMarty May 28, 2015 (10:27 am)

    WSB…That would be very cool, a before and after!

    And thank you for your “only suppose” :>)

  • JayDee May 28, 2015 (10:38 am)

    It appears 24th is the continuation of Delridge and that the development at Delridge and Andover is where 24th was. It seems there is a peek-a-boo view of the steel plant employee parking lot.

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