TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates and alerts

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:35 AM: Good morning and welcome to fall, which arrived very early this morning. No incidents so far. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit continues; regional media is reporting that he won’t be leaving downtown Seattle for a full day of touring until about 10:30 am, so don’t expect any morning-commute effects on the major routes. The later edge of the evening commute might be a different story.

7:30 AM: We’ve heard from two people, including Steven in comments, about a water problem in the northbound lane of Delridge south of Juneau. It’s been reported to Seattle Public Utilities. We won’t be able to check this in person any time soon, but be aware that you might encounter a city crew in the area at some point.

10:25 AM: As expected, the presidential motorcade is on the move or about to be.

The biggest chance for disruption anywhere near our area is this evening – possibly the 6 pm hour – when President Xi will be heading from Tacoma to Seattle.

12:29 PM: The presidential motorcade’s heading back to downtown, as expected, affecting southbound I-5 north of downtown right now.

12:52 PM: Also:

2:34 PM: The motorcade is on the move again. Northbound I-5 is closed from James St. to 520.

3:17 PM: The president is arriving now at Microsoft in Redmond.

4:22 PM: And now, from Redmond to Tacoma.

4:56 PM: Next leg of the trip is projected in the 6 pm hour or thereabouts – Tacoma to downtown Seattle. As has already been advised – if you’re going to the Sounders game tonight (7 pm), go early!

6:36 PM: Reported to be headed NB on I-5 from Pierce County.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates and alerts"

  • Steven V September 23, 2015 (7:06 am)

    There was water bubbling up in the middle of the NB lane on Delridge Way SW, a half block S of SW Juneau St at 6:30 AM this morning. The water was going down the drain at SW Juneau St. SPU was sending a crew, but don’t know the status.

  • Avery September 23, 2015 (9:47 am)

    I live a block north of this. When I drove past at 9:00am, there were SPU crews in the center lane, but they weren’t interfering with traffic.

  • jackie September 23, 2015 (11:01 am)

    I will be traveling today on the 520 West around 2:50 PM and then returning on the 520 East around 3:35 PM-will the motorcade be traveling on the 520 in those directions at that time?
    Thank you!

    • WSB September 23, 2015 (11:24 am)

      That might not be a good time to be in that corridor, if this GUESSTIMATE timeline holds true. Regional media say they are just estimating/speculating based on very vague information so hard to tell for sure but if you can delay your trip back, that might be your best choice, until you hear he’s definitely moved on … TR

  • Tristan September 23, 2015 (3:38 pm)

    405 S just closed off at I-90

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