WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: 2 traffic alerts for next week

If you use the high bridge, you’ll want to know about two things next week for which SDOT has issued traffic alerts (thanks to Mike for spotting them first!):

HYDRANT TESTING: Next Monday (August 19), SFD will test the bridge’s fire hydrants. That requires closure of the eastbound and westbound inside lanes, SDOT says; the work will start around 8:45 am and end by 2:45 pm.

SPOKANE STREET VIADUCT REPAIRS: As you probably know, the eastern section of the bridge, from the Highway 99 overpass eastward, is technically the Spokane Street Viaduct. Its surfacing needs some repairs, and SDOT has plans to do that between 10 pm next Friday (August 23) and 7 pm next Saturday (August 24). During the work, the two left eastbound lanes will be closed.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE: 2 traffic alerts for next week"

  • Eddie August 16, 2019 (1:09 pm)

    Eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct surfacing: Wasnt that done in the past 5-7 years? The surface on the north side of the eastbound lanes has had potholes (big potholes) show up almost since the new surface was installed. Is that what we’re supposed to expect from that sort of work, nearly immediate degradation and repair after repair? Makes me feel like a sucker for paying again and again while banging my wheels ot swerving to avoid big holes.

  • Matt P August 16, 2019 (1:26 pm)

    Why not test the hydrants at night or on the weekend? 8:45 on a Monday is peak traffic.

  • 38thAve August 16, 2019 (9:27 pm)

    Here’s hoping the resurfacing improves drainage. The huge lakes that form when it rains make me suspect the designers did not get the memo about rain in Seattle.

  • square eyes August 17, 2019 (9:07 am)

    A big part of the drainage problem relates to the drains which are full of debris. It seems like there aren’t enough drains in the first place and/or that they’re not at the low spots, but clearing the drains a couple of times a year might help some.

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