TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch, plus this week’s alerts

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

7:10 AM: Good morning! Thanks for the tips that northbound 99 is more backed up than usual because of a stalled vehicle.

This week’s alerts, so far:

ADMIRAL WAY BRIDGE TESTING: Starting today – as announced last week – SDOT will be testing the Admiral Way Bridge, and that means various closures, mostly lane closures.

SOUND TRANSIT DRILLING: This continues on Pigeon Point, as Sound Transit samples soil as part of the evaluation for potential West Seattle light-rail routes. Today and tomorrow, the crew is scheduled to move to 22nd SW/SW Genesee.

I-90 BRIDGE: The Blue Angels are on the way and that means closures of the I-90 floating bridge – here’s the schedule as announced by WSDOT and Seafair:

Thursday, Aug. 2: 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 2:45 p.m. (practice)

Friday, Aug. 3: 12:55 to 2:45 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

Saturday, Aug. 4: 12:55 to 2:45 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

Sunday, Aug. 5: 12:55 to 2:45 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)


STADIUM ZONE: The Mariners are back home for a 7:10 pm game vs. the Astros.

7:30 AM: Texter says the 99 situation has cleared; as always, though, be mindful of the residual backup (not to mention the perpetual one).

10:15 AM: A crash on the westbound bridge at the Admiral exit this past hour has just cleared, per SDOT.

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch, plus this week's alerts"

  • JCW July 30, 2018 (11:19 am)

    Why does I-90 close for the Blue Angels? It seems unusual to completely shut a major interstate for it. (I can’t remember any major thoroughfares being closed in Chicago for their participation in the Air & Water Show, but maybe it’s different with the 90/94 expressway being more inland?)

  • newnative July 30, 2018 (11:43 am)

    They perform over the bridge. 

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