TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, with advance alerts, plus 35th/Avalon reroutes

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

6:57 AM: Good morning! Second day with all schools back in session. No current traffic incidents (but in North Delridge, be mindful of the 25th SW fire response).

Road work scheduled to continue today:

Charlestown hill surfacing work west of California – the hill is closed east of 48th

Tomorrow and beyon:

35th/Avalon intersection closure 9 am Friday-6 am Monday. Though Metro had said it would make bus-reroute info public yesterday, as of this morning, still nothing.

Alki Beach Sunset Run – Friday evening 5K at the beach; watch for some closures and parking restrictions 5-8 pm Friday

CAMERA NOTE: While the still images for many SDOT cameras – including the ones on the high bridge – are still not working, the video feeds are, SDOT notes. They’re not directly linkable but if you choose a camera via this map and then choose “video” beneath the image box, it’ll bring the feed up.

9:22 AM: Finally in, the Metro reroutes for Friday 9 am-Monday 6 am during the 35th/Avalon closure. The “shuttle” will cover some of the missed stops:

Rt 21: https://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/pdf/19-21-xx-rt21-swavalon-35avsw-closure-sep6-9.pdf
Rt 50: https://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/pdf/19-50-xx-rt50-swavalon-35avsw-closure-sep6-9.pdf
Rt 55: https://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/pdf/19-55-xx-rt55-swavalon-35avsw-closure-sep6-9.pdf
C Line: https://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/pdf/19-673-xx-rtrrcline-swavalon-35avsw-closure-sep6-9.pdf
Shuttle: https://metro.kingcounty.gov/alerts/pdf/19-shuttle-swavalon-35avsw-closure-sep6-9.pdf

We’ll publish a standalone story later, too.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch, with advance alerts, plus 35th/Avalon reroutes"

  • Sue H September 5, 2019 (9:46 am)

    What on earth are they waiting for in announcing the bus reroutes for tomorrow for 35th/Avalon?  It’s starting in less than 24 hours, and the people who live near that intersection need to know how it affects where they have to get the bus! Metro seems generally unready for it. Even this morning the bus driver on the C announced that the intersection would be closed “this weekend” but no mention of tomorrow, or where he would be driving to get to the bridge.

    • WSB September 5, 2019 (10:27 am)

      As I’ve rambled elsewhere, I’ve been trying since Tuesday to get this info. EOD yesterday I was told “any minute” but my frequent checks of the website (plus text and twitter) yielded nothing until 9-something AM today. Metro apparently posted the PDF links last night but didn’t add them to the alerts page (meaning they were basically inaccessible) until this morning. As for why so long, the response: “While we knew this closure would be coming, the actual confirmation of closure dates was not available to us until less than two weeks ago. We work with the information available from our partners and this took a little extra planning to minimize impact to customers, including fine-tuning our plan with drivers and the shuttle.”

  • Joe Z September 5, 2019 (11:34 am)

    Considering the traffic disaster that will surely accompany this, I plan to walk to Delridge and take the 120 tomorrow morning.

  • Parker September 5, 2019 (11:55 am)

    I’ve signed up for Metro alerts for the C & the 55 and I haven’t gotten anything for the reroutes. I really appreciate that your efforts!

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