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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Fall’s first Monday

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:20 AM: Good morning. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far this Monday.

STADIUM ZONE: Mariners finish the season with a weeklong homestand starting tonight, 7:10 pm vs. Oakland.

9:45 AM: If you have to go east any time soon – don’t take the high bridge. A collision east of the Delridge onramp is blocking multiple lanes.

9:55 AM: Just cleared.

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: NB Highway 99 reopens from stadium zone northward

As promised, WSDOT has reopened *part* of northbound Highway 99. It’s now open from the stadium zone northward, which will be extra-busy tomorrow because of the Seahawks game. But NB 99 remains closed between there and the West Seattle Bridge, so if you’re outbound headed off-peninsula, you’re going to have to use an alternate route. That section is scheduled to remain closed until early Monday but as usual, we’ll be checking, and will publish an update if it reopens earlier than scheduled. P.S. WSDOT explains here what this closure is about.

ROAD WORK ALERT: SW Admiral Way paving planned Sunday

Another alert from SDOT:

This Sunday, weather permitting, our crews will remove and repave the top 2 inches of the outside southbound lane of SW Admiral Way, SW Hanford to SW City View St.

The work is scheduled for 7 am-5 pm Sunday (September 23rd). Here’s a map of the area.

ROAD WORK ALERT: Concrete pouring ‘possible’ Saturday on 35th SW in Arbor Heights

Just in from SDOT – an update on the Arbor Heights sidewalk project with word that concrete pouring is “possible” tomorrow:

This week, our crews completed installation of storm drains along the east side of 35th Ave SW, between SW 100th St and SW 106th St and began street sign installation.

Our landscape crews also began digging tree pits and installing tree barriers in the planting strips along the east side of 35th Ave SW, between SW 100th St and SW 104th St. Our apologies for the starting this work before we had a chance to send out notifications, as our team is trying to complete as much as the project as quickly as possible.

Due to the challenges we have experienced in securing concrete, there’s a chance that we will be pouring concrete tomorrow, Saturday, 9/22, to complete all of the curbs on the east side of 35th Ave SW.

Please note 35th Ave SW will remain open with intermittent one-lane restriction for this work tomorrow. We will require intermittent closures of cross streets (SW 100th St – SW 106th St), allowing local access only. Flaggers will be onsite to help people navigate around our work.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 35th SW crash

Avoid 35th SW between Trenton and Cloverdale for a while. Police are directing traffic in one lane, alternating north and south, because of that collision. SPD is investigating the cause; SFD is on scene checking for injuries.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; Highway 99 closure reminder

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

6:45 AM: Good morning. A texter sent word of a crash on Fauntleroy Way SW near Fairmount Playfield. The log says one SFD was sent and closed out of it fairly quickly after it happened just before 6 am; otherwise, we don’t know the status, and there’s no SDOT alert. That’s the only incident reported in/from West Seattle so far this morning.

TRANSIT NOTE: Metro reported at 5:50 am that the 4:42 am Burien-departing Route 120 did not run.

PARKing DAY: Today’s the day that dozens of street spots around the city become temporary mini-parks. None are scheduled this early – that we know of – but watch for our “West Seattle Friday” highlights list later.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE: Another reminder – here’s what’s scheduled to start tonight:

Closure begins 9 p.m. Friday, 9/21 from South Spokane Street to the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. Saturday evening (9/22) the northbound SR 99 on-ramp at South Royal Brougham Way will reopen. Northbound SR 99 from South Spokane Street to South Royal Brougham Way will reopen Monday 9/24 at 5 a.m.

We’ll publish an update if it ends early (and as was the case last weekend, if you notice an early reopening before we do, we appreciate tips – 206-293-6302, text or voice, 24/7, thank you!)

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

TRANSIT NOTE: Just for the record … Metro says the 5:40 am 21X didn’t run today.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE: Friday night until early Monday, this NB 99 closure is planned.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:10 AM: Good morning. No incidents currently reported in/from West Seattle; a stalled vehicle reported on the bridge last hour has cleared.

EARLY RELEASE: A reminder since the school year is still new, Wednesdays are early-release days for Seattle Public Schools again this year.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE: As we reported yesterday, NB 99 will close this weekend – specifics here.

TRANSIT NOTE: Just for the record … Metro said the 6:41 am Route 55 didn’t run today.

(added) STADIUM EVENT: Sounders FC plays at CenturyLink Field, 8 pm tonight vs. Union.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:10 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

FERRIES’ FUTURE: 5-7 pm tonight, Washington State Ferries is at Fauntleroy Church for the West Seattle open house about its draft long-range plan – backstory here.

EARLY REOPENING: SB Highway 99 closure is over

Though southbound Highway 99 was scheduled to be closed until late tonight, the closure has ended early. It’s now open again (as the “live” traffic-camera image above verifies)!

REMINDER: Alki Avenue closure Sunday morning for Cosmo 7K

Those “no parking” signs along Duwamish Head reminded us to remind you: Alki Avenue SW will be closed for a while Sunday morning for the Cosmo 7K, rescheduled because of last month’s wildfire smoke. It’s a 7K run and 5K walk/run, starting at 9:30 am from Alki Bathhouse, followed by a 10:30 am kids’ run (10 and under); last-minute registration will open at 8 am. Part of the proceeds benefit Northwest Hope and Healing.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge

7:55 PM: Thanks for the tip. Avoid the Fauntleroy entrance to the eastbound bridge for a while – SFD and SPD have responded to a crash.

8:42 PM: No major injuries – the log shows that SFD closed out of the call relatively quickly.

TRAFFIC ALERT: More SDOT work this weekend at Olson/1st

(SDOT crew working at Olson/1st this week)

SDOT says the work at Olson/1st, on the east end of the Roxbury corridor, continues this weekend:

This weekend we are repaving the busy 1st Ave S and Olson Place SW intersection, at the east end of the SW Roxbury corridor. Our crews worked 12-hour shifts every weekend in August to complete installation of new wiring and bonding underground, across about 70 feet of travel lanes. The trench was covered in steel plates to await asphalt.

What you can expect:
Crews from SDOT Roadway Structures will move and reset steel plates during asphalt work, then remove the steel plates the following day and clear the area.

September 15 | 9 AM – 8 PM

September 16 | 9 AM – Noon

Closure | Expect lane closures on Olson Pl SW and 1st Ave S.

General | 2 Uniformed Police Officers will be on site to guide traffic.

The 1st/Olson location was prioritized for a Levy to Move Seattle major maintenance rebuild, to enhance reliability and function where underground wiring/materials had degraded. The failing existing conduit system had caused repeated maintenance issues. The new conduit connects to our Traffic Operations Center and Intelligent Transportation System, which helps enhance safety and mobility remotely.

The project includes new LED traffic signals and new signal support poles — better aligned with the current roadway configuration, for optimal visibility. These are scheduled to be installed in October.

More background on the project, including a history-related side note, is in this WSB report from three weeks ago. P.S. Thanks to Craig for sending the 1933 Seattle Municipal Railway map relating to that!

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; weekend reminders

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning! We start with word of a crash on NB 99 blocking the right lane at the Battery St. Tunnel. Speaking of 99:

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE REMINDER: WSDOT will close SB 99 between the Battery St. Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge from 11:59 pm Friday night to 11:59 pm Sunday.

COSMO 7K: This race will close Alki Avenue for a few hours Sunday morning.

7:13 AM: WSDOT says the 99 crash has cleared.

7:18 AM: Inbound alert – crash reported on the westbound high bridge at Delridge.

7:56 AM: SFD has closed that incident. More Battery St Tunnel trouble – a spinout on the SB side has closed the tunnel per SDOT.

8:19 AM: Cleared.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; weekend reminders

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE REMINDER: WSDOT now plans to start the SB 99 closure (between the Battery St. Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge) at 11:59 pm Friday night and end it at 11:59 pm Sunday.

8:10 AM: WSDOT reiterates that the SB 99 closure is still on but a lot of work it planned on other routes is off, including the ramp/lane closures on NB I-5.

CLOSURE: New hours for southbound Highway 99 shutdown this weekend

The SB Highway 99 closure for this weekend, first noted here last weekend has new hours. From WSDOT:

The contractor working for the Washington State Department of Transportation has shortened the amount of time needed for paving work this coming weekend, so the closure of southbound State Route 99 through Seattle will start a little later and end a little earlier. The southbound viaduct will close at 11:59 (pm) Friday, Sept. 14 and run through 11:59 (pm) Sunday, Sept. 16.

Southbound SR 99 will be closed between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and South Spokane Street so crews can pour concrete near Atlantic Street. This will help advance some of the work needed to open the new SR 99 tunnel.

Looking ahead: Before the new SR 99 tunnel can open, WSDOT will have to close the viaduct for approximately three weeks. The lengthy closure is unavoidable as it is the only way crews can #realign99 into the tunnel and complete eight new entrance and exit ramps.

WSDOT does not yet have a date for the start of the three-week closure, but will give a minimum of one month’s advance notice to help travelers plan ahead as much as possible.

Back to this weekend – WSDOT has just postponed plans for lane/ramp closures on NB I-5. But the 99 work is still on as of right now.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; alerts ahead

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:29 AM: Getting a late start on the traffic report because other news has been breaking. We start with word of a stalled semitruck blocking a lane on NB I-5 on the south end of downtown, so if you’re headed for 5, be forewarned.

WATER TAXI: The smaller Spirit of Kingston continues on the West Seattle run, per WT alert, until this evening.

STADIUM ZONE: Mariners host the Padres at (corrected) 3:40 pm.

99 CLOSURE REMINDER: Remember that southbound Highway 99 is scheduled to close between the Battery St. Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge from late Friday night until early Monday.

ALKI ALERT FOR SUNDAY MORNING: The Cosmo 7K run on Sunday morning will close Alki Avenue for a while. The run starts at 9:30 am.

7:38 AM: Transit alert from Metro:

8:31 AM: Now reporting “live” from bridge traffic while headed on an errand. More backed up than usual from the Fauntleroy end (at least compared to our other departures in the same timeframe) – the near-stop started close to the bridge entrance.

8:51 AM: 20 minutes to cross the bridge to the I-5 exit. Things moved a bit faster starting around the crest.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle.

STADIUM ZONE: Mariners host the Padres at 7:10 pm.

99 CLOSURE NEXT WEEKEND: As announced last week, southbound Highway 99 is scheduled to close between the Battery St. Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge from late Friday night until early Monday.

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Deadly collision at 2nd/Spokane

4:34 PM: SPD has just warned that 2nd/Spokane and roads “in the area” will be closed for hours – a pedestrian died after being hit by a train, and detectives are investigating.

5:42 PM: Still closed – the image above was taken a few minutes ago from the nearest SDOT camera, showing where Spokane is taped off at 2nd.

6:54 PM: The road has now reopened.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: First full week of school, last full week of summer … no incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle.

SMALLER BOAT ON WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI RUN: As announced last week, the Spirit of Kingston is filling in today for Doc Maynard.

99 CLOSURE NEXT WEEKEND: As announced last week, SB Highway 99 is set to close between the Battery St. Tunnel and West Seattle Bridge from late Friday night until early Monday.

7:45 AM: If you are near the bus stops by Easy Street or on a C Line bus, keep an eye out for a stuffed Curious George monkey lost by a child on the spectrum. 206-681-7309

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crashes on eastbound West Seattle Bridge

9:56 PM: If you have to head out any time soon – heads up, there’s a crash on the eastbound high bridge. Just got two reader reports, plus we heard SPD dispatching, describing the location as near the 99 exit. So far no SFD dispatch so there’s no indication of serious injuries.

11:20 PM: No updates on this, and the camera pointing that way on the bridge isn’t working, so we are hoping no news is good news.

11:57 PM: Now there’s a dispatch – SFD *is* being sent this time – for another crash on the eastbound bridge at 99. (added) Two people are reported to be injured.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

STADIUM ZONE: The Mariners open a series vs. the Yankees, 7:10 tonight at Safeco Field.

7:18 AM: Joanne reports a big backup on SB I-5, with lanes closed at Michigan.

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