TRAFFIC NOTES: 1st Avenue crash aftermath; bridge lane closures will continue Tuesday

Two notes this afternoon:

1ST AVE. CRASH AFTERMATH: This morning, we tracked the 1st/Yesler dump-truck crash in our traffic-watch report for a while; SPD says 4 people were taken to Harborview, and that “catastrophic mechanical failure” is suspected. According to the most-recent SDOT updates, 1st is open, but parts of James and Yesler are closed just east of it. The bus reroute in effect for a while earlier has been lifted. If you travel through the area this afternoon and see anything your homeward-bound neighbors should know, please comment! (6:22 pm update: James has just reopened.)

MORE BRIDGE LANE CLOSURES TOMORROW: SDOT announced this afternoon that the hydrant testing on the West Seattle Bridge will continue Tuesday. Same parameters as today – inside lane closed in both directions, 8:45 am to 2:45 pm.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC NOTES: 1st Avenue crash aftermath; bridge lane closures will continue Tuesday"

  • JCW August 19, 2019 (6:12 pm)

    Coming through Pioneer Square on the 120 right now, and it’s pretty smooth sailing! Way faster than a regular rush hour (though I’m about 30 min later than my typical schedule). SPD still has the intersection of James/Yesler blocked off at 1st Ave and was looping a street sweeper through as we passed. The Subway has already been boarded up. 

    • WSB August 19, 2019 (6:22 pm)

      Thank you. They just announced moments ago that James has reopened, too.

  • hj August 19, 2019 (7:17 pm)

    They started the lane closure earlier than announced this morning. I was hoping to get off the bridge by 8:45 but they had already started putting out the cones at 8:15 for sure, probably even earlier.

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