TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch & what’s ahead this week, from West Seattle paving to Blue Angels I-90 closures

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

7:02 AM: Good morning! Welcome to the last day of July. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

Much to look ahead to this week, starting with:

WEST SEATTLE PAVING: Last week, SDOT did “spot paving” on a stretch of northbound 35th SW; this week, paving is planned on a section of Beach Drive Tuesday and Wednesday, and 63rd SW between Admiral Way and Alki Avenue on Thursday. More info here.

BOREN PORTABLES ON THE MOVE: Early Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, as announced last week, portable classrooms will be moved from Louisa Boren STEM K-8 on Delridge – here’s the advisory, in case you missed it.

BLUE ANGELS CLOSURES: This Thursday through Sunday, I-90 will be closed for Seafair (Blue Angels) practices and airshows. From the WSDOT website:

The mainlines of I-90 will be closed between I-5 in Seattle and Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:

Thursday, Aug. 3: 9:45 am – 12:15 pm; 1- 2:40 pm (practices)
Friday, Aug. 4: 12:55 – 2:40 pm
Saturday, Aug. 5: 12:55 – 2:40 pm
Sunday, Aug. 6: 12:55 – 2:40 pm

Even if you’re not expecting to use I-90, the closures lead to backups on I-5, especially northbound coming off the West Seattle Bridge, so now you know when to steer clear.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch & what's ahead this week, from West Seattle paving to Blue Angels I-90 closures"

  • M July 31, 2017 (8:45 am)

    Do you know when the Blue Angels arrive?

    • WSB July 31, 2017 (9:34 am)

      Seafair’s had some communications-staff changes and we didn’t get some of the advisories but I just called to check. 11 am at Boeing Field. They are coming here from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. – TR

      • Kelley July 31, 2017 (11:40 am)

        They must have just arrived. We heard them but couldn’t see them

        • WSB July 31, 2017 (11:54 am)

          Yes, just published our story atop the main page – they made two flybys, which was unusual – usually it’s one, then circle around to land.

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