TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, with Seahawks

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

6:53 AM: Good morning!

PM BUS REMINDER: 4-8 pm today, because of the Seahawks game, Metro will reroute southbound buses out of Pioneer Square – here are the details (PDF).

WATER TAXI: It’ll run later tonight because of the football game.

AVALON PAVING: Thanks to David for the tip – some area residents got an update from SDOT saying that “to complete paving early this Friday due to the holiday weekend, crews will be paving the West side of Zone C (today). There will be no driveway access from 7 AM to 7 PM.” Zone C is on Avalon between Genesee and 35th SW. (Update from David: SDOT is actually paving the EAST side today.)

7:11 AM: Trouble reported on the bridge – trucks blocking the eastbound ramp to 99. The bridge cams are still down so we can’t see this, and SDOT hasn’t issued an alert, but we have multiple reader reports – thanks! One person says it looks like a pickup truck driver got stuck trying to pass a semi.

7:18 AM: SDOT has a view with the pickup still stalled on the ramp and says the Incident Response Team is on the way.

7:40 AM: SDOT says the stalled vehicle has been moved and the ramp’s back to normal. (Thanks again for the tips on this – which predated SDOT reports by quite some time – provided you’re not behind the wheel, we appreciate traffic and other breaking-news tips via 206-293-6302, 24/7, text or voice.)

8:35 AM: New bridge alert – if you’re inbound:

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, with Seahawks"

  • Commuter August 29, 2019 (7:07 am)

    Truck and semi appear to be stuck on the onramp to 99 from the bridge.

    • WSB August 29, 2019 (7:11 am)

      Thanks, somebody just texted about that but no SDOT alert and the bridge cams are still broken…

  • Seriously? August 29, 2019 (7:18 am)

    Pickup Truck stalled on the 99 ramp, large vehicles are having trouble passing, but are getting by. 

  • T August 29, 2019 (6:33 pm)

    We have our own block the box problems at 35th & Fauntleroy, just like  Mercer ST. People getting off the bridge turn left to 35th and even though they can’t clear the intersection they still go which blocks eastbound access to the bridge. Both lanes in my case. Sat through 2 lights at about 6 pm. 

  • Lola August 30, 2019 (9:06 am)

    I watched a guy this morning 8/30/19 Cruise all the way up the Buss Lane from about Newcor Steel, then he got over into the 99 lane at the top of the bridge, cruised back over into the buss lane at the bottom to pass all of the traffic then jetted over at about the 4th Ave Exit into the far left lane to go N Bound I-5.  Where is a cop when you need them?  I saw the cop at the bottom of the WS Bridge on Thursday 8/29/19 looking for the Buss Lane Cruisers.

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