TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; advance alerts

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

6:52 AM: Good morning!

BRIDGE WORK TONIGHT/TOMORROW: As announced by SDOT, work is planned on the eastbound bridge tonight and tomorrow.

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR AVALON/35TH PROJECT: The newest weekly update includes a warning of intersection closures ahead, plus work outside the zone.

STADIUM ZONE: The Mariners are back home starting tonight, 7:10 pm game against Toronto, followed by fireworks.

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; advance alerts"

  • Kyle August 23, 2019 (7:08 am)

    Mariners game tonight, plus Friday. Expect 1st Ave to get jammed for the afternoon commute. Did Metro share any results from their test last week?

  • Ac August 23, 2019 (4:56 pm)

    Another disastrous day riding a metro bus down 1st ave in pioneer square. Everyone can expect to see about an hour added to their evening commute. It’s been 45 minutes and we have only made it 4 blocks down 1st.I’m glad to see metro values our time and input. 

  • April August 23, 2019 (5:00 pm)

    Also curious about whether Metro shared results of testing the alternate route. Got on the 3:31 bus from 3rd and Virgina, took 1.5 hours to finally get on 99. It’s getting pretty bonkers. (Anyone wanna start a carpool?)

  • JayDee August 23, 2019 (5:23 pm)

    Another crapped up slog  home through Pioneer Square. The streets were clogged with Canadians whom I normally envy. But 30 minutes from Columbia to the 99 South on-ramp is another piece of evidence that the Pioneer Square routing is stupid especially with a stadium event.

  • DH August 23, 2019 (5:30 pm)

    We sat for 20 minutes at roughly 3:45 and didn’t even go a block. Driver let us out in the middle of traffic. Most of use ran to catch the water taxi and had easy sailing to the peninsula.

  • Busrider August 23, 2019 (5:32 pm)

    Where are the traffic cops at the intersections on 1st ave tonite? Cars are blocking intersections

    • David A. August 24, 2019 (1:58 am)

      SDOT cancelled the officers.  If you think having them assist traffic, with the focus on transit, better let SDOT know.  Multiple voices might get them back.

  • WSM August 23, 2019 (5:36 pm)

    Another “awesome” commute. Left the office 45 minutes ago and the bus hasn’t even made it to 1st. I’m going to miss getting my children on time. This has got to stop. 

  • WSB August 23, 2019 (7:54 pm)

    I’ll be following up Monday on the status of the reroute research.

    Meantime, in another recent comment discussion, someone asked about the timeline for the Dearborn/1st closure for that section of viaduct demolition. Just noticed that this week’s citywide “construction lookahead” has the date tentatively set as September 12 – 21. Will ask about the plan for that too.

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