ROAD NOTE: West Marginal Way signal fixed

Thanks to everyone who mentioned this (including Leigh, who sent the photo): The new West Marginal Way SW signal near the Duwamish Longhouse has been fixed, after hours of flashing red. SDOT spokesperson Ethan Bergerson tells WSB, “The signal was repaired around 2 pm. A crew member replaced the controller, which appeared to be malfunctioning. We’ll bring the old controller to the repair shop to diagnose what the root cause of the problem was.” The signal was activated earlier this week. (P.S. If you encounter a malfunctioning signal or other road/path-related problem, 206-684-ROAD is the number to call – when you can do so safely.)

9 Replies to "ROAD NOTE: West Marginal Way signal fixed"

  • CarDriver December 10, 2021 (5:13 pm)

    Good luck calling. I have called  the  684-road# for a malfunctioning signal in WS and Interbay multiple times and they’re still not fixed.  I’ve called for parks for trees encroaching on sidewalks and they’ve come right out to trim.

    • WSB December 10, 2021 (7:18 pm)

      Sorry you have bad luck. We’ve heard from many with results, and that’s why we continue suggesting the number. But if you don’t get through to someone directly, you can also try the SDOT 24-hour dispatch line, 206-386-1218 (which is the after-hours number).

  • Linda December 10, 2021 (5:42 pm)

    I reported this malfunction at 11:30 am 12/10 and it took the city this long to fix, it is right in front of the city’s public utility department.

    • Hammer in Hand December 11, 2021 (8:09 am)

      Different Dept. Don’t want the seer and water guys work on electrical for SDOT… or do you? 🤷‍♂️🥴🤷‍♂️Can’t do any worse

  • CarDriver December 10, 2021 (7:42 pm)

    WSB. Thanks for the after hour #. Don’t know i’d ever seen it listed before. I have gotten through and talked to nice people at the road# but have never gotten anyone to actually come out to fix the issue. Only did it once but had a bad light in the north end causing a traffic mess and called 911. City light was there QUICK.

  • Mj December 10, 2021 (10:36 pm)

    Linda – I reported that a number of the track lights at Hiawatha Park are out over a year ago, they still have not been fixed!

    • bill December 11, 2021 (11:16 am)

      MJ: Have you repeated your report? Maybe it got lost in the shuffle. Or there is some other reason. Sometimes after multiple reports I get an email response explaining why the repair has not happened.

  • Uptown Admiral December 11, 2021 (7:07 am)

    They used old equipment to install a new traffic signal and it promptly failed. 

  • bill December 11, 2021 (11:14 am)

    I usually report via the Find It Fix It app. You can point to the location on a map, which I have found easier than describing a location to the poor city worker answering the phone if there is no street address. For urgent hazards like traffic signal malfunctions the phone is the better way to report.

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