TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates; holiday preview; 22nd/Trenton crash

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:02 AM: Welcome to July. All’s proceeding as usual in our area.

HOLIDAY PREVIEW: King County transit info for Metro and the Water Taxis on Friday and Saturday is here; Washington State Ferries info is here; Sound Transit info is here. (No changes today or Thursday.)

7:11 AM: Crash at 22nd and Trenton is blocking Trenton both ways just west of Delridge, per scanner.

7:28 AM: At the scene. Two vehicles involved, nobody hurt.

Tow truck on scene already to clear the one that’s badly damaged, so SW Trenton should reopen before too long.

7:51 AM: A couple reminders now that we’re moving along – as published here last night, road work at the Murray CSO Control Project steps up starting today, says the county. Also, a city update from the 47th/Admiral/Waite signal/crosswalks project:

… the installation of the span wires, wiring, signal heads, push buttons and signal controller is now complete. The new signal and pedestrian heads are currently bagged and crews are connecting the signal controller wiring this week. We will begin testing the signals after Seattle City Light connects power to the signal service cabinet and SDOT signal crews install the wireless sensor systems, at the end of this week at the earliest. Testing will not affect traffic.

Crews will begin deconstructing the existing pedestrian beacon once the new traffic and pedestrian signals are brought online. During the beacon removal, traffic will be temporarily detoured around the work area.

5:27 PM: Crash reported at 44th/Admiral. Don’t know yet how/whether it’s affecting traffic.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates; holiday preview; 22nd/Trenton crash"

  • Smitty July 1, 2015 (8:48 am)

    Does anyone have any idea as to why traffic this week is so bad?

    I figured the Wednesday of a Holiday 3-day weekend in summer would be WIDE open. Nope. Backed up to the steel mill!

    I thought that “cool shades” might be doing his thang, but nope. Sun in the eyes? Nope. Disabled vehicle or wreck? Nada.

    Tomorrow better be a breeze!

    • WSB July 1, 2015 (9:08 am)

      Patrick and I take bets every holiday to guess when the rest of the world will be shutting down. My bet this time around is this afternoon, since it’s a Friday/Saturday holiday – I’m guessing a lot of people are taking Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday.

  • mustardgreen July 1, 2015 (11:27 am)

    Ahh Smitty, always complaining about the traffic as if you’re not part of it.

  • Franci July 1, 2015 (2:52 pm)

    I leave WS before 7:00 am and noticed traffic was fairly lite this morning.

    Even though all the lanes were moving well I still witnessed some illegal moves that just leave me shaking my head… this morning it was a man on a scooter who decided to move to the right from the main bridge lane just before the 1st Ave exit over to the Hwy 99 ramp. Seems like a foolhardy move to me. One or more cars coming up the ramp from the roadway below at a decent clip and neither would be expecting the other to be in ‘that’ place.

  • Smitty July 1, 2015 (3:54 pm)

    “Ahh Smitty, always complaining about the traffic as if you’re not part of it”

    Ha! So true!

  • East Coast Cynic July 1, 2015 (7:55 pm)

    The peak hour buses–morning and afternoon–seemed to have larger than usual crowds this week?

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