West Seattle, Washington
(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)
7:06 AM: Good morning. No incidents/alerts so far in our area, aside from the continuing 2-boat schedule on the Triangle Route.
Any update on the timeline for the Columbia 2-way project. Three weeks ago, we heard next week: https://westseattleblog.com/2020/01/wondering-when-buses-will-start-using-the-columbia-street-transit-pathway/
But still no update?
Good day to get out and clean storm drains of debris
My god, West Seattle Bridge is the only street I drive everyday that scares the demon dogs out of me: water standing so deep everyday, you hydroplain if you travel more than 25 mph – 4 pot holes so big I almost crashed – twice today!!! Seen many cars, day in day out, nearly wrecking – STRANGER DANGER – I have to drive this bridge to pay bills and work, but if you don’t have to – DO NOT drive on this bridge. Should be illegal to have infrastructure so decayed in a “high tech” area, else, just shameful.
Have you reported the potholes?
The bridge is a city street.
Also in generaal, re: drainage trouble spots
I didn’t know this! :) They don’t have these links posted on the bridge – THANK YOU.
We can report the potholes and they do get fixed (eventually) but then week or so later they’re right back if not larger than they were before getting repaired. And 26th Ave. SW between Barton and Roxbury I swear I saw a car in front of me disappear into one of the cracks made by the Metro buses!Yes, yes TSURLY & JORT I know if we rode bikes there wouldn’t be all these potholes.
Better than not reporting them. What’s the saying, “better to light a single candle than curse the darkness?” And eventually a more permanent fix might be possible – example, when we were at SDOT last week for the Avalon/35th/Alaska interview, and they mentioned the road repairs were stretching a bit further south on 35th because a stretch near Edmunds has three recurring potholes.
26th between SW Barton and Roxbury is a jaw- breaking disaster, not a mere ‘find it, fix-it’ pothole repair request.
Yes, and they’re working on it again
Yes! House I live in is right next to that pot hole! It came out of nowhere: I hit, even knowing to watch out for it when I hit! Heard cars all night slamming against it – it was horrible. It was nutty, but fixed the next day (high traffic area).
Last year during the snow in February I switched my approximately 4 mile commute to transit the route 50 and I rarely drive now at commute times. Thanks for the heads up regarding clogged drains and pot holes on the West Seattle Bridge Juan.
Feb. 2, 2020. Holes filled (all 4 I was worried about), but – the left hand lane is still flooded off and on…just stay in middle lane all the way down (actually, either direction) until you get to the I5 on ramp, that’s how I’m driving West Seattle Bridge these days – too unpredictable and straight up scary monsters in the water – the locals say the creatures’ name is, Hydroplane.
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