TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch, plus Night Out, paving, Seafair closure reminders

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

7:06 AM: Good morning! Welcome to the first day of August. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.


‘NIGHT OUT’ TONIGHT: Many residential streets will be closed for the annual neighborhood block parties tonight between 6 and 9.

WEST SEATTLE PAVING: SDOT plans to repave a section of north Beach Drive today and tomorrow, and 63rd SW between Admiral Way and Alki Avenue on Thursday. Details here.

BOREN PORTABLES ON THE MOVE: As announced last week, Seattle Public Schools is moving portable classrooms from Louisa Boren STEM K-8 on Delridge very early for each of the next two mornings (one was scheduled to be moved early today) – here’s the advisory.

BLUE ANGELS CLOSURES: Thursday through Sunday, I-90 will close east of I-5 for Seafair (Blue Angels) practices and airshows. From the WSDOT website:

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

9 AM: We should also remind you that next Monday (August 7th) is the start of the Water Taxi service interruption, up to a week while the dock is moved to a temporary location on the north side of the main ferry terminal, which is about to be remodeled. The various transportation agencies involved are planning a media briefing later this morning and we’ll have that information here later today.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch, plus Night Out, paving, Seafair closure reminders"

  • Tim August 1, 2017 (7:33 am)

    Will the concrete labor dispute delay the paving?  I heard Teamsters 174 starts a strike today.  Why isn’t this part of the information the city released? 

    • WSB August 1, 2017 (7:41 am)

      Hi there, first I’ve heard of it. I got this info from the city last week specifically by asking, when we learned about the 35th repaving from a reader tip, if anything else is coming up. Only thing I can find about what you are referring to is that there COULD BE a strike “as soon as” today.

      Anyway, we’re going back out to look at various things and will check that area too.

      • WSB August 1, 2017 (8:52 am)

        … update, we went by the project area, and three SDOT trucks were out, apparently placing more signs. We went to circle around to ask them if the work was indeed going to get started today … and they were gone. So we’ll go back again later.

    • WSB August 2, 2017 (6:23 pm)

      Just to close the loop on this … I don’t know if it started yesterday but we went by this morning and the Beach Drive work was fully under way, with the old surface stripped/ground down and new surface being applied. – Tracy

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