TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates & alerts

(Six WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:20 AM: No outbound incidents but if you are headed southbound toward West Seattle – don’t take I-5 – WSDOT is doing emergency joint repairs right by the WS Bridge, and that’s led to a mega-backup. WSDOT tells us the work is north of the eastbound bridge exit to southbound I-5, so it should NOT affect people exiting from the eastbound bridge.

8:57 AM: The repairs are complete, according to WSDOT. But it’ll take some time for the double-digit-mile backup to clear out, so travel in this direction from downtown northward is still a better bet on alternate routes.

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

  • SW November 4, 2015 (7:38 am)

    What’s going on with the traffic reader board on 35th northbound on the approach to WS Bridge? Last week it said “4 minutes” (wishful thinking!) and this week it’s black.

  • Virgil November 4, 2015 (7:50 am)

    I know nothing Scott these sorts of things but I noticed something odd yesterday before they started having trouble with the expansion joints on I5 @ west Seattle bridge. A big semi with a very heavy load…it was riding real low was also bouncing very hard as well. So much so that suite e and I elected to pass it at the first opportunity. I wondered at the time if it could do damage to the structure of highway. Is this just me imagining something that can’t be true?

    • WSB November 4, 2015 (7:55 am)

      Good question. I’ll look it up if no one lurking out there has an idea of the answer. Meantime, I think you might consider shutting off your auto-correct! – TR

  • Franci November 4, 2015 (8:07 am)

    Yesterday the reader board on Alaska was dark. I didn’t notice it this morning.

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