TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 3rd Tuesday AM watch, post-Viaduct

(SDOT MAP with travel times / WS-relevant traffic cams / Water Taxi schedule, other helpful info HERE)

5:30 AM: Good morning! No alerts or incidents so far this Tuesday morning.

5:57 AM: Still quiet.

6:28 AM Still incident-free.

6:57 AM: All remains well.

7:26 AM: Reminder that tomorrow is likely to be lighter because Seattle Public Schools have no classes – it’s the “day between semesters.” Today has followed recent patterns; the bridge is now in full slowdown mode.

7:55 AM: From Marc via Twitter, “Too many bikes for the bike racks on the 7:25 water taxi this morning! Nice full boat! Hurrah for alternative commute options!” Bike parking has been added at Seacrest, as we’ve noted along the way, including a permanent “corral” between the lot entrance and exit.

8:05 AM: Sun’s out. Later this morning we’ll be at the next media briefing on how the #Realign99 work is going, with a look at the progress on the new NB 99 exit ramp that will take you downtown if you’re not using the tunnel.

8:29 AM: Brush-fire call under the NB I-5/Columbian Way/West Seattle Bridge interchange.

8:38 AM: Firefighters arriving in the area have clarified that it’s more like a fire near a retaining wall at I-5/Forest. … Looking ahead to Saturday, we just added more information to last night’s report about the special Saturday Water Taxi for viaduct/tunnel celebration day – no 773/775 shuttles that day.

8:57 AM: Also from the scanner, broken-down, “blocking” vehicle reported on the westbound bridge near 99.

8 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 3rd Tuesday AM watch, post-Viaduct"

  • Nw mama January 29, 2019 (8:12 am)

    Maybe this has been addressed elsewhere. Is there a way to report bus lane violators? The entrance to the bridge from admiral has lots of violators. Then they move over to the Delridge lane for a bit to avoid the section of the bus lane that is policed. 

    • C January 29, 2019 (12:46 pm)

      Allegedly it takes too many resources to deal with these self-entitled fools. Email or call your counsel rep and let them know you fully support automatic enforcement to:a. Reduce traffic infractionsb. Reduce possibility of collisions when they try to cut back in line c. Reduce likelihood of slowing down metro when the entire city is trying to get people to commute via bus 

      • KBear January 29, 2019 (2:10 pm)

        It is the state legislature that has thus far prevented us from having camera enforcement. The city or county can’t implement camera enforcement without a legislative change at the state level.

  • KBear January 29, 2019 (8:38 am)

    Can’t wait for the cameras!

  • Sukie January 29, 2019 (8:52 am)

    Commute to Bellevue was pretty good. Caught the 21 from Gatewood at 7:30 and just arrived at work.

  • smittytheclown January 29, 2019 (8:59 am)

    Sorry if this has already been addressed.  Is the 4th Avenue Bus Only lane permanent, or just for the shutdown?

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