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ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes

6:05=3 AM: Good morning! Sunshine forecast today – but get ready for all that rain expected tomorrow.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectSignals and signs this week.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

541st morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday notes

6:05 AM: Good morning! Even cooler today – might not even get to 60 degrees. And remember, serious rain is predicted for Friday.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – The northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectSignals and signs are major tasks this week.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

540th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: 1 to hospital after Alki Avenue crash

2:29 PM: Avoid the 1400 block of Alki Avenue [map] for a while – SFD and SPD are responding to a crash. It was dispatched as “car vs. parked car.”

8:43 PM: The photo is from Dave, who commented below that his son’s parked truck is the vehicle hit by the driver. SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley tells us, “We transported an approximately 79-year-old man via medics to Harborview. He was the driver of the vehicle and in stable condition at time of transport.”

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday notes

6:07 AM: Good morning! Sunny and 70ish is the outlook for today.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW work continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectSignals and signs are part of the plan this week.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

540th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes and weekend alerts

6:06 AM: Good morning! After three days with a high of at least 80, today is expected to be cloudy and cooler.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW is still closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectCurbs, medians, and landscaping – with next week’s overview due later today..

Tunnel closure tonight – 10 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday, the Highway 99 tunnel will be closed for maintenance.

WEEKEND ALERTS

West Marginal Way work, announced by SDOT:

This Saturday and Sunday, we’re continuing to upgrade parts of West Marginal Way along the detour route. At the intersection of West Marginal Way and Highland Park Way, this work includes filling in the islands we built last week and installing the vehicle detection signals in the pavement. We’ll start work as early as 3 AM and be finished around 1 PM.

Near Puget Way SW, we’ll be trimming trees on southbound West Marginal Way. We’ll complete this work on both Saturday and Sunday, starting as early as 6 AM and completing tree trimming around 1 PM each day.

Junction work, also announced by SDOT:

Building curb ramps at 44th Ave SW and SW Edmunds St

Near the West Seattle Junction at the 44th Ave SW and SW Edmunds St intersection, we’re continuing our work to build new curb ramps. This work will last from approximately 8 AM to 4 PM. Traffic impacts should be minimal. If you are driving in the area, please drive slowly through the work area and practice caution.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

536th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes

6:05 AM: Good morning! Another sunny forecast, with a high in the 70s (Wednesday’s high was 80).

BACK TO SCHOOL

Almost every school is back in session – today’s returnees include Seattle Public Schools kindergarteners and Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor).

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW is still closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectCurbs, medians, and landscaping this week.

Tunnel closure Friday – 10 pm Friday (September 10th) to 6 am Saturday, the Highway 99 tunnel will be closed for maintenance.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

535th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday notes

6:04 AM: Good morning! Another warm day expected, with a high possibly in the 80s (Tuesday’s high was 81).

BACK TO SCHOOL

More schools are starting classes today – including Westside School (WSB sponsor) and Tilden School.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW remains closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge project – This week is focusing on curbs, medians, and landscaping.

Tunnel closure Friday – 10 pm Friday (September 10th) to 6 am Saturday, the Highway 99 tunnel will be closed for maintenance.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

534th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Post-holiday Tuesday watch

6:03 AM: Good morning! Another nice day expected, warm and breezy. Bonus photo – Sunday’s sunset, from Rosalie Miller:

BACK TO SCHOOL

More schools are starting classes this week – today, Holy Family and Hope Academy.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW remains closed between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectCurbs, medians, and landscaping are the focus this week.

Tunnel closure Friday – 10 pm Friday (September 10th) to 6 am Saturday, the Highway 99 tunnel will be closed for maintenance.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

533rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane-blocking incident at 5-way

3:47 PM: Thanks to the texter who tipped us about this:

The texter reports the “stalled vehicle” is a Metro Route 21 bus and it’s stopped because a passenger using a wheelchair fell out of her chair and was injured, so the bus might be there a while.

4:39 PM: SDOT says the scene is clear.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday watch, and holiday-weekend alerts

6:03 AM: Good morning! Mixed forecast today.

BACK TO SCHOOL

Returns continue next week, after the holiday weekend. One more reminder that school buses, school-zone flashing beacons, and speed cameras are all in operation now.

ROAD WORK TODAY

Spokane Street Viaduct – The “deck scan” is scheduled to wrap up today.

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectCurbs, sidewalks, and landscaping this week – watch for next week’s preview later today.

ROAD WORK THIS WEEKEND

West Marginal – Two work zones, SDOT says:

This Saturday, we will be restriping the paint lines on the east leg of West Marginal Way and Highland Park. We will also be working on repairing the curb islands on the south, east and west legs. To complete this work, we will close the left lane on the south, east and west legs. There will be officers in the area to support the crew with traffic control, as needed. We will have officers in the area to support the crews with traffic control, as needed. The work is anticipated to start at 3 A.M. and may conclude as soon as 1:00 P.M.

North of this area, at the 5-way intersection near the Chelan Café, we will also be replacing the overhead signs on the sign structure in front of the Chelan Café on Saturday as soon as 5:00 A.M. They will work to complete this as quickly as possible and should be done as early as 1:00 P.M

If you are driving in the area, please drive slow through the work area and follow detour signs. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to make West Marginal Way and Highland Park Way more accessible, efficient, and safe.

TRANSIT TODAY & THIS WEEKEND

Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Lots of trip cancellations this week, so watch @kcmetrobus for word of those. On Labor Day (Monday), Metro will run the Sunday schedule.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today – but note that the West Seattle Water Taxi will be on a reduced schedule Monday. Watch @wsferries for updates. Another note for Washington State Ferries – it’s warning of possible crew shortages during the holiday weekend. We’ll watch for any major schedule disruptions on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route and publish updates as needed.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

529th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD-CLOSURE ALERT: Emergency sewer repairs planned for street in Admiral

The alert is from Seattle Public Utilities: Starting next week (probably on Wednesday) and continuing for up to two weeks, a section of 44th SW will be closed north of SW College while crews fix a broken sewer mainline. The notice explains that the problem “was discovered by a private side-sewer contractor who notified the City of Seattle.” Crews will work Tuesdays through Fridays, 7:30 am-4 pm; sewer services is not expected to be disrupted during the work. Here’s the full notice.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday watch, as back-to-school week continues

6:03 AM: Good morning! Our gentle warming trend might continue today.

BACK TO SCHOOL

The biggest back-to-school week continues. It’s the first day for Highline Public Schools immediately south of West Seattle; it’s the second day for Seattle Public Schools. Reminder that school buses, school-zone flashing beacons, and speed cameras are all in operation now.

ROAD WORK

Spokane Street Viaduct – The “deck scan” is scheduled to continue today, 8 am-5 pm, with lane reductions and rolling slowdowns.

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectMost of the current work involves curbs, sidewalks, and landscaping.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Lots of trip cancellations Wednesday, so watch @kcmetrobus for word of those.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule – but note that the West Seattle Water Taxi will be on a reduced schedule Monday. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

528th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Back-to-school Wednesday watch

6:07 AM: Good morning! Might see the 70s today – Tuesday’s high was 67, nine degrees below normal for this time of year.

BACK TO SCHOOL

This is the big day. Those returning to school include 1st-12th graders in Seattle Public Schools. School buses, school-zone flashing beacons, and speed cameras are all in operation as of this morning. Also note that while SPS will continue early Wednesday dismissal this year, that does NOT apply today.

ROAD WORK

Spokane Street Viaduct – The “deck scan” starts today, 8 am-5 pm, with lane reductions and rolling slowdowns. It’s expected to continue tomorrow and possibly into Friday.

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectNo side street closures this week but work continues on curbs, sidewalks, landscaping, more.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

527th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday notes

6:04 AM: Good morning! Another chilly day expected today – Monday’s high was only 64, 12 degrees below normal for this time of year.

BACK TO SCHOOL

Here’s our list of start dates. Two West Seattle schools started Monday, one earlier this month, but tomorrow is the really big day, with most Seattle Public Schools students (and others) returning.

ROAD WORK

West Marginal/Highland Park intersection – Westbound lanes are getting paved this morning, until about 9 am, so be alert for lane closures.

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectNo side street closures this week but work contnues on curbs, sidewalks, landscaping, more.

Spokane Street Viaduct – Still awaiting a new date for the deck-scan work.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

526th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD-WORK ALERT: Paving early Tuesday at Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection

2 PM: ust in from SDOT:

This past weekend, we completed most of the work at the West Marginal Way and Highland Park Way intersection. The final work at this intersection starting early Tuesday AM as we repave two lanes of westbound Highland Park Way.

Starting at 1 a.m. (Tuesday, Aug.31), we are repaving two westbound lanes on Highland Park Way at the West Marginal Way intersection.

We will leave one westbound lane open for people driving while we pave both lanes. As soon as one lane is done and the pavement is cooled, we will open it up to people driving at start work on the second lane. Work will begin around 1 a.m. tonight and is estimated to be done by 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

ADDED 3:33 PM: We asked SDOT what remains to be done here and when it’s expected to be finished: “We are estimated to complete work at the intersection tentatively by end of September. We have a few items to do, such as install and paint concrete curbs and install reflective pavement markers on curbs, and it should take a few more weeks.”

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Monday notes

6:05 AM: Good morning! Mixed forecast today.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectHere’s the plan for this week.

Spokane Street Viaduct – The deck-scan work that was expected to start today is now postponed until at least Wednesday.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

525th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Stuck truck in North Delridge

Thanks to the texter who sent that photo and word of a stuck truck on SW Nevada at 28th SW [map]. Its driver reported a mechanical problem. Avoid the area for a while.

DELRIDGE PROJECT: More overnight striping, and what else is ahead

(WSB photo, Delridge work earlier this month)

The weekly update on the Delridge road/utility work preparing for the RapidRide H Line is in. Here are the key points:

-Final channelization and overnight lane striping will continue throughout the corridor, we are currently working to complete striping in Zone C and may return to Zones A and B to finish lane markings and bus lanes

-Crews will be working overnight from 6 PM to 6 AM. We have obtained a noise variance to complete this work.

-Landscaping continues throughout the corridor

-We are repairing some sections of the sidewalk and irrigation throughout Zone A next week

-In Zone B we will be install curbs between SW Juneau St and SW Graham St

-Traffic signal upgrades begin in Zone C. There may be intermitted interruption to traffic in this area as we work to complete upgrades

-King County Metro continues constructing their portion of the project in White Center and Burien. 15th Ave SW between 106th and 107th remains closed to all general traffic.

Note that the work between Juneau and Graham is in the same blocks as Louisa Boren STEM K-8, where classes begin Wednesday, so you’ll see school traffic there as well as workers. Next week’s full preview is here.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes and weekend alerts

6:05 AM: Good morning! Mixed forecast today.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge project – Pending the weekly update later today, here’s the latest.

Beach Drive – More scheduled tree trimming for utility lines, 5900-6500 blocks.

Weekend alert #1 – Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection work continues Saturday/Sunday mornings/early afternoons.

Weekend alert #2 – Junction work announced by SDOT:

Concrete paving will begin this weekend on 44th Ave SW and SW Edmunds St

Starting as early as this weekend, we will be updating sidewalks and ramps along 44th Ave and SW Edmunds. This work is expected to be completed during the weekend but may extend throughout the week. Please go slow when driving in the area. Watch for people biking and walking, follow signs, and expect delays as traffic will be shifted around the work area.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

522nd morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday begins

August 26, 2021 6:06 am
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6:06 AM: Good morning. We know you’ve heard this before, but there’s a chance of rain in the forecast – maybe this afternoon, probably tonight.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge project – Lane striping continued overnight. Here’s what else is happening this week.

Beach Drive – Tree trimming for utility lines is scheduled to continue in the 5900-6500 blocks.

Highway utility work – If you’re traveling 509 or 99 south of West Seattle late tonight/early tomorrow, be aware of this.

Weekend reminder – Highland Park Way/West Marginal intersection work continues Saturday/Sunday mornings/early afternoons.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

521st morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Utility work on 509, 99 early Friday

If you’re planning to travel south of West Seattle early Friday, be aware of this alert from Seattle City Light:

Seattle City Light crews will be replacing overhead fiberoptic cables over State Route (SR) 99 and 509. The reliability work will result in traffic impacts on Aug. 27.

To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and construction crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of SR 99 and 509 to ensure safe work operations and passage for motorists. Traffic will be intercepted and escorted at slow speeds up to 15 minutes as crews pull overhead cables across the freeways. Traffic will return to normal speeds once vehicles pass the work area.

Rolling slowdowns will occur from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, August 27. Construction will impact vehicle traffic on SR 99 and 509 in the following areas:

State Route 99

Northbound: South 116th Way/Tukwila International Boulevard to South 96th Street
Southbound: South Kenyon Street to South 100th Street

State Route 509

Northbound: South 96th Street to South 128th Street
Southbound: South Kenyon Street to South 106th Street

Side note: This is similar to the work that went awry in the early morning hours of August 18th, leading to a major power outage and highway closure.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday begins

August 25, 2021 6:07 am
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6:07 AM: Good morning. Enjoy today’s sunshine -tomorrow’s forecast brings back the clouds.

ROAD WORK

26th SW & beyond – Northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge project – Most major work is done – here’s this week’s plan.

Beach Drive – Tree trimming for utility lines is scheduled to continuein the 5900-6500 blocks.

SW Alaska – “Red bus lane material and green cross bike markings” are scheduled for continued installation work tonight.

TRANSIT

Buses are on regular schedules – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule. Watch @wsferries for updates.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

520th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – No camera for a few weeks (explained here)

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Signal fixed after 5-hour outage at 15th/Roxbury

August 24, 2021 2:24 pm
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2:24 PM: Just got word from Metro spokesperson Al Sanders that the signal at 15th/Roxbury is out because “the crew on the RapidRide H line construction hit a conduit near 15th and Roxbury, taking out power to the signal.” He says SDOT and SCL are “working to repair the break” and in the meantime they will get an officer to direct traffic (if one’s not there already).

5:17 PM: Just went by to check – still out. Sanders says it might be a few more hours.

8:01 PM: Fixed!