TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge bus-lane marking work starts tonight, first of four nights

Since the city sent first word Friday afternoon of the plan to paint red markings in the bus lane on the eastbound West Seattle Bridge, we’ve followed up to get the work schedule, which wasn’t in the announcement. If you’re driving the eastbound bridge overnight any time in the next four nights, be on the lookout for crews. SDOT spokesperson Norm Mah tells WSB it’ll be done over the next four nights:

The prep will begin Saturday night at 9 pm and go probably until 5 am. Then the painting is scheduled to begin Sunday night at 9 pm until 5 am to have the least impact on traffic. The work will continue Monday and Tuesday nights same hours and expected to be completed and ready for the Wednesday morning commute.

The city has marked bus lanes with red paint in four other spots so far. This is apparently one of the action items in the long-awaited “West Seattle Bridge-Duwamish Waterway Corridor Action Report” that will be presented at the City Council Transportation Committee‘s meeting on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am; the report itself is not yet attached to the agenda.

8 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge bus-lane marking work starts tonight, first of four nights "

  • Smitty September 19, 2015 (9:25 pm)

    WTH are they painting, the Mona Lisa?


  • JanS September 20, 2015 (4:19 am)

    lol..Smitty….I’m sure they’re very special red markings ;-)

  • redblack September 20, 2015 (8:23 am)

    if this red paint is as good as the white paint, it will be nearly invisible by next spring.

  • Born on Alki 59 September 20, 2015 (9:48 am)

    This red paint will probably be 1/2 as visible in the dark. Brilliant plan. We will likely spend another $200K to change it back to white. Zero vision.

    • WSB September 20, 2015 (10:12 am)

      The red paint does not replace the white-painted lettering or outside lines, assuming this is similar to what SDOT did on Battery Street. Photo from their Flickr gallery:

  • Chris September 20, 2015 (10:25 am)

    That solid red lane in the photo ( pretty hard to ignore. “NOT FOR YOU!”, it fairly screams.

  • sam-c September 20, 2015 (2:22 pm)

    We were driving home from Bellevue on 9/19, at 9:45 PM, and we noticed that ALL of the westbound street lights were out (at least all ALL the ones from the 99 to WSB on ramp to the crest of the WSB). Do you report that on find it, fix it? or somewhere else?

    • WSB September 20, 2015 (2:31 pm)

      Again? Find It Fix It is good but it’s also a safety hazard so the SDOT hotline (don’t know how it’s handled on weekends) might be in order – 206-684-ROAD

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