FOLLOWUP: Installation planned this weekend for new SB 99 West Seattle Bridge/Harbor Island exit signs

Two weeks ago, we published a report on SDOT‘s promise to replace the signs that have been missing for quite some time on southbound Highway 99 just before the side-by-side exits for the westbound West Seattle Bridge and Harbor Island. SDOT now has set the dates for installation. Here’s the announcement:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers that SDOT crews will reduce the number of southbound SR 99 travel lanes on Saturday February 10, and Sunday, February 11 to replace overhead signs directing travelers on southbound SR 99 to West Seattle and Harbor Island.

This work will reduce the number of southbound travel lanes to create work zones for crews just north of the West Seattle and Harbor Island exits starting Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday afternoon. Please use extra caution during this time as lane closures will alternate depending on the location of signs being replaced. SDOT would like to thank the public for its patience while this work is being completed.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Installation planned this weekend for new SB 99 West Seattle Bridge/Harbor Island exit signs"

  • valvashon February 10, 2018 (10:06 am)

    So what’s the chance that they will put up lights under (or above) these signs?  Probably low but I can’t figure out why.  There used to be lights on signs.  If you go to other states all their signs are beautifully lit at night.  Not everybody lets a GPS unit lead them around and even if you do a lit sign is still helpful, especially if it’s dark, foggy or rainy which it is around here most of the time.  You would think that with LED lighting being long lasting and very efficient they’d light the signs with it.  Streetlights are nice, but don’t provide enough lighting for signs.

  • Steve February 10, 2018 (6:11 pm)

    How about a prominent ‘Exit Only’ sign for the right lane of westbound Spokane Street Viaduct at 1st Ave?  How many times to they need to repair/replace the crash cushion because unaware drivers don’t realize the right lane ends?

  • David February 11, 2018 (3:12 pm)

    After living here 4 years, I’ve found that Seattle signage is the worst in the country. Has become a standing joke with my girlfriend and I as we drive around the area. Seriously, folks, if we are one of the top metros in the US, could we not have clear signage like say, LA, Portland, Chicago, etc. So many off and on ramps are just an arrow, often unlit.  Who knows where they go?  Lanes appear and disappear without warning (Northbound Fauntleroy’s magical disappearance at Oregon, I’m talking about you!) The city has a $5Bil budget, growing 15% a year but never any money. Please, hire an engineer with some chops and start over! 

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