TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; Dearborn closure begins

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

7:29 AM: Good morning!

DEARBORN CLOSURE BEGINS: Today’s traffic headline is the start of the Dearborn closure for demolition of a remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This means that if you are traveling on NB 99 and exiting just before the tunnel, you’ll continue onto Alaskan Way; NB buses are rerouted too.

This is all supposed to be done by September 22nd.

STADIUM ZONE TONIGHT: 7:10 pm Mariners vs. Cincinnati, so the West Seattle Water Taxi again runs into the late evening.

8:55 AM: Per scanner, driver vs. bicyclist collision in the 4000 block of Beach Drive SW. Apparently no serious injuries as the SFD dispatch is low-level “aid response.”

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; Dearborn closure begins"

  • Seriously? September 12, 2019 (2:31 pm)

    I must say, the 55 using the SoDo busway was way more efficient this morning! No cars to worry about, no trains and no backups. Why doesn’t Metro utilize this route more often? 

    • Matt P September 12, 2019 (5:43 pm)

      The post 9 AM C line was much better too since it didn’t have to deal with 1 lane 1st Ave when parking is allowed.  

  • MrsL September 12, 2019 (10:41 pm)

    Saw the 113 and 122 heading southbound on East Marginal Way S on my way back to WS this evening. I’ve never seen those buses in that area before; hope they made back on the correct route.

  • WS commuter September 13, 2019 (8:24 am)

    For the new re-route, so far the morning commute is longer! I thought this was supposed to improve things????

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