TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; deadly 1st Ave. S. crash; repaving; Blue Angels I-90 closure; Water Taxi reminder…

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

7:09 AM: One nearby traffic alert this morning – police are investigating a deadly crash on 1st Avenue South at Fidalgo [map] in Georgetown, and 1st will be closed there while that continues.

Otherwise, we have reminders for you again:

PAVING: Beach Drive at Andover and 63rd north of Admiral are both in progress, we noted while checking the area Thursday evening.

BLUE ANGELS CLOSURES: I-90 closures east of I-5 for Seafair (Blue Angels) practices and airshows continue today through Sunday, 12:55 pm-2:40 pm each day, per the WSDOT website.

WATER TAXI SERVICE INTERRUPTION STARTS MONDAY: No West Seattle or Vashon Water Taxi service starting Monday while the downtown dock is moved to a temporary location north of Colman Dock so the new permanent dock can be built. Here’s our update from earlier this week.

7:42 AM: Couple more notes – Speaking of the Water Taxi, you have a few more days to take its online survey … and the “online open house” for the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition plan is now up and running.

8:44 AM: SPD says 1st Avenue S. at the crash scene should reopen soon, and has released a few details about the collision, saying it involved a motorcycle rider – who was dead at the scene – and car driver.

9:45 AM: 1st Avenue S. has reopened, SDOT reports.

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; deadly 1st Ave. S. crash; repaving; Blue Angels I-90 closure; Water Taxi reminder..."

  • L August 4, 2017 (8:49 am)

    Low bridge open signal not working. Have reported.

    • WSB August 4, 2017 (9:00 am)

      Thank you!

  • ImmaMom August 4, 2017 (9:14 am)

    I’m appalled they are still closing freeways for this airshow. In a region with unbearable traffic, this is ridiculous.  And unwelcome.

    • Alki Resident August 4, 2017 (2:18 pm)

      We fought to keep the Blue Angels coming every year. They’re very welcome and wanted here. Plan accordingly if the short shut down affects you. 

      • Pilsner August 5, 2017 (7:19 am)

        The blue angels are fine. Just leave the free way open. Take all the state troopers that were used to guard the blockade, and post them on the bridge to write tickets for distracted drivers watching the dirty birds.

  • redfoxx August 4, 2017 (9:32 am)

    With the Water Taxi schedule changing, are the shuttle schedules adjusting as well? With the old 8:45 sailing to downtown, the 773 arrived at 8:41 and the 775 arrived at 8:35.

    Now with the boat leaving at 8:35, you miss it with the same 773 and have to leave 30 mins earlier and cut it extremely close with the 775.

  • Gene August 4, 2017 (1:44 pm)

    I ‘m fine that they’re closing freeways for this air show-&  we’ll always have unbearable traffic in this region- so I don’t think it’s ridiculous at all & the Blue Angels are most welcome.

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