TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch, plus alerts and updates

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

7:15 AM: No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle, but take note of the White Center/North Burien power outage if you’re headed that way.

TRANSIT ALERT: The 6:44 am Route 37 didn’t run today, per Metro.

STADIUM ZONE TONIGHT: Second Pearl Jam #TheHomeShows concert, 7:30 pm at Safeco Field.

I-5 LANE/RAMP CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND: Tonight until Monday morning, here’s what’s planned for northbound I-5. The eastbound West Seattle Bridge ramp to NB I-5 will be closed and you will see the 4th Avenue exit signed as a detour, WSDOT points out.

SPF30: Saturday’s big free music festival, noon-10 pm, will include road closures, detailed here with other transit/transportation notes. We’ll have at least one more preview on WSB today, and as part of it are pursuing answers to some questions from readers regarding that plan.

7:23 AM: Though we haven’t heard of a road closure, we’d advise avoiding southbound Harbor Avenue SW in the vicinity of this standoff, as more emergency resources are being sent that way.

7:35 AM: Now they’re blocking traffic both ways in that area – both north/westbound on Harbor at the bridge, and south/eastbound before you get to the scene.

7:48 AM: Scanner: “Pedestrian on eastbound West Seattle Bridge from Fauntleroy … walking against traffic along the median.” Police are being dispatched.

8:41 AM: Updates – White Center power outage is over. Harbor Avenue standoff is not – street’s still closed (bicycle/pedestrian path too, notes a commenter) and the Water Taxi shuttle is rerouted.

9:23 AM: Harbor Avenue standoff continues – still covering here.

10:22 AM: Not over yet.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch, plus alerts and updates"

  • Kalo August 10, 2018 (9:19 am)

    SPD has Harbor Ave blocked at California Way

  • Scott August 10, 2018 (12:28 pm)

    Anyone know how to get from West Seattle to North I-5.  Based on the map it looks like the on ramp is closed this time along with Edgar M way. 

  • sam-c August 10, 2018 (3:03 pm)

    Also looks like the Obliteride Route will be coming through West Seattle. Saw some signs up, around WS, indicating the route.

  • T August 10, 2018 (8:11 pm)

    Why has there been a sign at 1st ave saying I5 north is closed from the West Seattle Bridge when it’s not. Just drove up to Columbian Way and ramp is open/being used.

    • WSB August 10, 2018 (8:25 pm)

      4th is the “signed detour” (saw the sign last night while headed east on an errand) and the ramp from EB bridge to NB 5 is supposed to close but not the entire freeway itself. The lane reductions etc. were scheduled to *start* at 8 pm (as in, start being implemented, not all starting immediately) – it’s only 8:25, so perhaps they just haven’t gotten to it yet.

      • T August 10, 2018 (11:03 pm)

        Thanks. Maybe they had just turned on the sign at the 1st Ave exit (eastbound bridge) when I passed it, in anticipation for the closure. Taking Scott’s comment at around noon into consideration, I thought the sign may have been on mu ch longer. The metal signs up near the onramp had 10 pm on them. I’ve seen many dot signs over the years saying some exit is closed and it’s not. I think it’s dangerous because people see it’s open at the last minute and make rash decisions/lane changes.

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