(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

7:04 AM: Another sunny day! No transit alerts or incidents reported in our area so far.

ROAD WORK REMINDER: The next work site for the Avalon/35th project – on 35th south of Avalon – starts up as soon as today; here’s the updated SDOT map:

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch"

  • Jen May 7, 2019 (9:15 am)

    Has there been a helicopter hovering? I heard it quite a bit yesterday and it sounds like its back today, haven’t actually seen it though (I’m by Fairmount Park). Anyone know? 

  • Joshua's Mom May 7, 2019 (3:54 pm)

    Can’t believe how much reducing 35th to 2 lanes in this 2 block stretch really impacts travel! At12:30 this afternoon this was a cluster – can’t imagine what it’s gonna be like during commutes . . . been following the project closely but was surprised when I went by to see the info sign @ 35th & Alaska says continues until November?!?!Everyone plan ahead!

    • Janet S. May 7, 2019 (4:41 pm)

      Yes! At 3:20, heading NB, traffic was backed up past The Mount. The bridge getting back into WS at 4:20 was backed up almost to the Admiral exit. When I saw the sign about the closures until frickin’ November, I came to the WSB to find out what was what. Thing is, even after reading the whole document, I can’t figure out WHAT EXACTLY they are doing on that stretch of 35th that would require such a long closure. Of all the bad streets in WS, that part of 35th wasn’t one of them. I hope they get some seriously talented traffic engineers (if there is such a thing) to program the lights at Avalon and Fauntleroy to help ease the congestion because day 1 has been FUBAR.

      • WSB May 7, 2019 (4:50 pm)

        I’ve just published an update. This has long been part of the project. A water main is being replaced and the street has to be rebuilt completely (see the water damage we covered a ways back).

      • Tsurly May 7, 2019 (5:53 pm)

        Rode my bike through the area at 4:30 and had no additional time added to my regular commute, that includes having to ride the sidewalk up Avalon due to drivers being to inconsiderate to safely share the lane.

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