TRAFFIC ALERT: Another crash at Highland Park’s problem intersection

(WSB photo)

No major injuries but two cars are damaged after colliding at Highland Park Way and Holden. The Highland Park Action Committee continues trying to get traffic calming for this intersection and took a mayoral assistant on a walking tour earlier this week for a firsthand look.

14 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Another crash at Highland Park's problem intersection"

  • K Harris June 17, 2018 (11:04 pm)

    Lots of drag racing tonight. I couldn’t tell if it was on West Marginal or Harbor.

    • WSB June 17, 2018 (11:08 pm)

      Just heard a dispatch for some of that as I was reading your comment.

    • carole June 18, 2018 (12:18 am)

      Lots of loud racing earlier on California between Admiral and Junction as well.

  • Audrey Martin June 17, 2018 (11:36 pm)

    Just heard a lot of sirens heading in that direction. Hope all is well. 

    • WSB June 18, 2018 (12:13 am)

      Unrelated incident. As with fire, sometimes police are dispatched with full lights and sirens and then it turns out not to be much after all.

  • rob June 18, 2018 (12:25 am)

    When will Lisa Herbold start helping with real issues like this intersection?

  • Shawn June 18, 2018 (7:21 am)

    I used to live right at that intersection and could instantly tell it was an accident from the sound every single time. I do not miss living there.

  • T Rex June 18, 2018 (8:03 am)

    A roundabout will certainly help but speed will still be a problem up and down this hill.

  • restraint June 18, 2018 (9:28 am)

    With all of the super-hyper focus on parking a light rail station on my house – it’s difficult to understand why there is no focus on the ‘road rally peninsula’ mentality that has taken over in WS. Delridge, Avalon, Harbor, California, 35th, Holden, Beach, Fauntleroy – we all heard the racing, revving, screeching tires, and rumbling exhaust. On the regular. It seems like if we had traffic patrol that did something other than direct throughway for construction, some of this would be abated. But instead, please do continue to prioritize tearing up my house for your train station – one more tax paying home owner exiting king county.

    • KM June 18, 2018 (9:47 am)

      Surely you understand that SPD and Sound Transit are not the same thing? And that transit development and traffic patrols are not mutually exclusive?

    • Steve June 19, 2018 (12:33 pm)

      We can do both things. Building light rail will give people an alternative to driving. We could do phases of road diets and road pedestrianizations as light rail gets closer to opening.

  • Michele June 18, 2018 (4:53 pm)

    The problem lies with SDOT.  I was hoping that things would change when Kubly left.  But unfortunately, it appears to be more of the same. The Mayor puts forth the budget and the Council approves.  So hopefully if it gets on the Mayors radar, it will help to secure more funding.In the interim,  I would contact the customer service bureau.  The complaint would go to the SDOT for a response and is overseen by a Department that is affiliated with the Mayors office.

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