SEATTLE SQUEEZE: West Seattleite’s request leads to two more ‘corridors’ on the traffic list

As part of the preparation for the so-called Seattle Squeeze – starting with the upcoming Highway 99 closure and continuing through years – the city set up mailing lists for traffic alerts on certain “corridors,” as part of the creation of a new traffic-resource website, seattletraffic.org. When we covered the announcement two months ago, the only West Seattle corridor was for The Junction. Highland Park community advocate Michele Witzki contacted Councilmember Lisa Herbold suggesting this area needs more – and she got word from SDOT today that her request has led to the creation of two new “corridor” alerts – one for Westwood, and one for Georgetown. You can sign up for those and/or others by going here. You also can find the current corridor times, and predictions, on this page.

7 Replies to "SEATTLE SQUEEZE: West Seattleite's request leads to two more 'corridors' on the traffic list"

  • HS January 7, 2019 (2:42 pm)

    Good job Michele! And an early thank you.

  • WSRob January 7, 2019 (9:37 pm)

    SDOT also needs to address one other popular way off the peninsula, Highland Park way.  The only major northern feeder to HPW is Holden.  It is already bad, and will be worse. That intersection is a disaster anyway, with both uphill and left turn traffic getting crosswise with left turning Holden traffic off HPW.  It will only be worse with more ‘uninitiated’ users.  HPW and W. Marginal will also be a mess.

  • Alfred January 7, 2019 (10:44 pm)

    The travel corridor times for Westwood Village all utilize 35th Ave SW to get to downtown, so I don’t see this as being of any use to anyone who uses Delridge. Secondly, it appears that all of the time estimates are pulled from Google Maps, anyway, so why would one simply not find the best route using Google Maps?Too little, too late. Someone REALLY needs to flex some muscle with Metro and have a real heart-to-heart about the transit-oriented discrepancies in the south Peninsula. 

  • Viafuct January 8, 2019 (12:12 pm)

    Given that this closure has been on the calendar literally for years, it’s extremely troubling that West Seattle is being treated as an afterthought and the City, and our own City Council rep, Lisa Herbold are scrambling to create stop gap measures in the 11th hour.  The main answer being proposed, for residents to take the water taxi, shows absolutely no consideration for working folks who are being asked to pay for a ride to the water taxi,  if they live outside the free shuttle service area, and also bear the incredibly high fees of the water taxi. This is terribly lazy and shows a complete disregard for West and South Seattle residents. I hope Lisa Herbold is convening a task force to address this urgent issue that will impact the quality if life and economic viability of every one of her constituents. Oh wait, that’s not happening because she’s on a tax payer -funded junket in New York. 

    • WSB January 8, 2019 (12:20 pm)

      One correction: The trip was paid for by the group to which Councilmembers Herbold and Mosqueda spoke, according to Herbold’s staff.

  • Katrina January 8, 2019 (1:39 pm)

    How about Delridge Way?? 

  • Michele W January 9, 2019 (10:51 am)

    Sorry folks.  When I asked for Westwood Village routes, I assumed that they would include Delridge.  But once again Delridge is underserved and forgotten.If this is concerning to you write: Lindsey.Heiller@seattle.gov of SDOT

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