TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; weekend alerts

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

6:58 AM: Good morning! No incidents or alerts so far.

99 & TUNNEL CLOSURE/BUS LANE WORK: Reminder, NB 99 is closing 11 pm Friday-4 am Monday from the West Seattle Bridge to the north end of the tunnel. And as we reported last night, SDOT says it will be “adjusting” the NB 99 bus lane during that time. (added) SB tunnel closure overnight late Friday/early Saturday, too.

FRIDAY NOTE: No classes tomorrow for Seattle Public Schools (and others who follow its calendar).

ADDED 8:18 AM – ANOTHER WEEKEND REMINDER: If you plan to use light rail this weekend, remember the SODO to Capitol Hill shutdown.

8:43 AM: EB bridge crash:

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; weekend alerts"

  • DAFFY October 10, 2019 (7:18 am)

    And, in a post I received from WSDOT yesterday, 10/09/2019, “Southbound SR 99 tunnel The southbound SR 99 tunnel will fully close for routine maintenance
    from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, while WSDOT
    maintenance crews check the lighting and fire systems, adjust the
    cameras and lubricate the jet fans.

  • Avalon Resident October 10, 2019 (7:52 am)

    Hearing lots of sirens fly by Avalon & Genesse.

    • WSB October 10, 2019 (8:00 am)

      Fire alarm at Cottage Grove Commons (5400 block Delridge). No actual fire, most units already canceled from the call per incident log.

  • West Seattle resident October 10, 2019 (8:45 am)

    SDOT played a trick on early morning commuters today when they displayed a sign on the West Seattle Bridge claiming that the ramp to north bound I-5 was closed and directed commuters to 4th Street. SDOT had closed the Edgar Martinez Dr. north bound ramp to I-5 too. 

  • Azimuth October 10, 2019 (10:09 am)

    I had to drive to Ballard this morning, this is my observation: 8:00 Depart Junction. WSB backed up to 35th Ave Intersection. 8:15 Merged to far right lane at cross over location. 8:30 Made it to 99 North exit from bridge. 8:40 Merge into 99N general traffic, also backed up. At bottom of the slope after the merge point traffic ran freely, all the way through the tunnel. 8:50 Arrived at Ballard Destination. It took far longer to get to 99 in a couple miles than to get to the rest of the Ballard. It is clear to me that the bus lane change on 99N has caused demonstrable trouble for no gain elsewhere in the system, especially West Seattle.

  • T.G. October 10, 2019 (10:19 am)

    Thx for the weekend tunnel closure info – very helpful info.

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