6 AM: Good morning! This is the first morning commute since the lane closures on Highway 99 began north of downtown, so we’ll see today how/whether they affect traffic. The basics:
*Median lanes close in both directions between the Aurora Bridge and just north of Mercer Street.
*An additional lane will close at night and during several weekends including Jan. 23-24.
*All traffic may use the southbound bus-only lane during the first phase of this work. Drivers should use caution since buses will travel – and stop – in the outside lane with other vehicle traffic.
We’ll be watching the traffic in and from West Seattle, of course, as always. If you see a problem we haven’t mentioned yet, and you are *not* driving, please text or call our hotline, 206-293-6302.
8:57 AM: So far this morning, regional traffic reports indicate that those north-of-downtown lane closures have backed up SB 99 more than NB 99. West Seattle and vicinity, meantime, has been incident-free this morning, at least according to everything we monitor.