TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates & alerts

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:50 AM: Good morning. Notes so far:

PIONEER SQUARE INVESTIGATION: If your commute takes you through/to Pioneer Square, note that SDOT reports 2nd is closed between Yesler and Washington for a police investigation (two people shot, one killed).

YANCY/AVALON/30TH SAFETY PROJECT: Work began on Tuesday, with 30th closed at Avalon.

SOUND TRANSIT 3 COMMENT TIME: The monthlong comment period has begun for the Sound Transit 3 draft plan made public last Thursday (including light rail to West Seattle in 2033). You’re invited to share comments via this survey, and a community meeting at West Seattle High School is set for 5:30 pm April 26th. The final plan will be approved this summer and go to voters in November.

7:01 AM: JayDee texted to say the 56 is running 25 minutes late.

8:43 AM: Metro says bus operation downtown in the aforementioned investigation zone is back to normal. See the comments for discussion of Admiral bus woes – we don’t know whether they have anything to do with what had been happening downtown.

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

  • newnative March 30, 2016 (8:03 am)

    I catch the 6:55 #57 leaving California & Admiral, today the 56 and the 57 came at the same time-also the 57 was a few minutes late.  I think the bus driver change was system-wide.  

  • Charlestown March 30, 2016 (8:21 am)

    No sign of the day’s last 57 here by Schmitz park. Anyone know if it came very early or is just running 10 minutes late?

  • Olivist March 30, 2016 (8:24 am)

     #57 departing junction at 807 is a no show. Thanks, Metro. Great communication, as always. 

  • Olivist March 30, 2016 (8:25 am)

    Update. #57 is 20 min late. Just showed. 

  • Charlestown March 30, 2016 (8:31 am)

    Follow up: it came 15 minutes late. Keep hope, folks further along, we are coming for you!

  • Joe March 30, 2016 (8:40 am)

    Thought traffic would be better during spring break.

    • WSB March 30, 2016 (8:42 am)

      It’s only spring break for parochial schools, as mentioned earlier in the week.

  • Joe March 30, 2016 (9:07 am)

    The reason I said spring break is because if what you mentioned earlier in the week (private schoos). .Not as many students as public school but still fewer cars on the road.

    • newnative March 30, 2016 (2:42 pm)

      Visibly, it looks like fewer cars on the road.  In my experience these past few days are reflective of the new(er)  bus drivers and changed routes.  I’m hoping it gets better soon.

  • John March 30, 2016 (10:00 am)

    I rode my bike by the Pioneer Square closure this morning around 5:45.  There was a large police force on-site.  Thanks for the info on why they closed down 2nd.

  • Julia March 30, 2016 (10:08 am)

    We really enjoyed “Violet.” Impressive cast and staging.

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