TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Election Day updates, alerts, previews

(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)

7:02 AM: Good morning and welcome to Election Day 2016. Right now, no incidents in/from/near West Seattle.

While we have the chance, here’s a look ahead to the holiday that will end this week:

VETERANS DAY ON FRIDAY: Schools will be closed … Metro will be running “reduced weekday” serviceNo West Seattle Water Taxi service.

8:24 AM: Thanks to everyone who’s sending sign-waving photos! We’ll have an Election Day Morning update in a bit. is our preferred way to get pix but you can also text to 206-293-6302 – thank you!

We also have a traffic advisory for tonight, sent this morning by WSDOT:

One lane of northbound State Route 99 will be closed overnight to allow crews to transport large bridge girders into a work zone near Seattleā€™s stadiums.

Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the left lane of northbound SR 99 between South Holgate Street and Railroad Way South from
9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Crews may close additional northbound lanes for short periods of time, if needed, to maneuver the bridge girders into the work zone.

The girders are part of a new bridge that will serve as the off-ramp from northbound SR 99 to South Dearborn Street after the new SR 99 tunnel opens to traffic.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Election Day updates, alerts, previews"

  • Azimuth November 8, 2016 (8:04 am)

    Oy! Sluggish drive straight outta West Seattle

  • Robert November 8, 2016 (9:36 am)

    Still is at 9:30. Rush hour doesn’t exist anymore. It’s “rush hours” now. 

  • K'lo November 8, 2016 (11:42 am)

    Perhaps a renaming of ‘slogg hour’ would be more appropriate! It’s city wide . . .

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