TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; overnight bridge closures continue

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

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

7:30 AM: Good morning. The sunshine’s back; it’s been a morning free of major incidents in/from West Seattle.

BRIDGE CLOSURE TONIGHT: The second overnight closure of the west end of the high bridge is scheduled for tonight, 9 pm-5 am, as part of the Fauntleroy Expressway seismic-cushion-re-replacement project; the 35th/Fauntleroy entrance to the eastbound bridge will be off-limits, so you’ll have to get on at Harbor/Avalon or Delridge; if you’re headed westbound, you’ll have to exit by Delridge.

NOTES FOR FERRY USERS: First, if you board via Fauntleroy, be aware of this change starting next Monday. Second, if you’re out there today, watch for whales – check this tweet:

We also had a tip about whales yesterday, though not quite so early.

9:05 AM: Crash on the eastbound bridge at the 99 exit. “Gridlocked,” reports Randall.

9:15 AM: SDOT says the crash is cleared. But as the advisory goes, “residual backup” might take a while to do the same.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; overnight bridge closures continue"

  • clulessinws May 17, 2016 (9:04 am)

    A lot of bus lane volations by The Admiral Way Avalon ramp to WS bridge. Right through lane really slow .congested.  99 lane moving fine

  • clulessinws May 17, 2016 (9:06 am)

    Eastbound bridge stopped.

  • clulessinws May 17, 2016 (9:13 am)

    SPD went by in the bus lane/ thought there was an accident or officer cool shades was busting violators but moving smoothly now.

  • clulessinws May 17, 2016 (9:23 am)

    35 mnutes to get to I5 north. Is the viaduct closed again? Double white line crossers too. Motorcycles using the shoulder.

  • clulessinws May 17, 2016 (9:27 am)

    Lane to I 90 backed up on I 5 to WS bridge. I 5 through lanes moving ok.

  • clulessinws May 17, 2016 (9:29 am)

    Must have been one helluva crash.

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