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TRAFFIC ALERT: Two crashes on 35th SW

That’s one of two crashes this past half-hour on 35th SW – no major injuries reported in either. This one’s at 35th/Thistle, with a driver going up onto the sidewalk and damaging the pole on the northwest corner. A few blocks north, a 3-car collision at 35th/Holden was being addressed by police on the west (southbound) side of the street.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday notes; 11th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning – the 74th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. As usual, we start by checking the cameras for the 5-way intersection, and the restricted-access low bridge just east of it:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Check the Twitter feed for any breaking service changes. Otherwise – still on the reduced schedule and reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Trouble on the roads/paths? Let us know – comment or text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes; 11th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:07 AM: Good morning – the 73rd morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. If you’re headed out – here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Check the Twitter feed for any breaking service changes. Otherwise – still on the reduced schedule and reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Trouble on the roads/paths? Let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday notes; 11th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning – the 72nd morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. If you’re headed out – here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Check the Twitter feed for any breaking service changes. Otherwise – still on the reduced schedule and reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Trouble on the roads/paths? Let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday notes; 11th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:53 AM: Good morning – the 71st morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge – the second morning after the expiration of the Stay Home/Stay Healthy order, although nothing major is changing yet. But if you’re headed out – here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Check the Twitter feed for any breaking service changes. Otherwise – still on the reduced schedule and reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Sound Transit reminder – Link light rail and Sounder trains started charging fares again Monday

Trouble on the roads/paths? Let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday notes; 11th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:58 AM: Good morning – the 70th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge – the first morning after the expiration of the Stay Home/Stay Healthy order, although nothing major is changing immediately. But if you’re headed out – here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Check the Twitter feed for any breaking service changes. Otherwise – still on the reduced schedule and reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Sound Transit reminder – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again today

Trouble on the roads/paths? Let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Crash on Sylvan Way

11:40 PM: Another big emergency callout -this time on Sylvan Way by Sylvan Heights, reported as a driver hitting a tree. At least one person is reported to be hurt.

12:10 AM: A neighbor sent the photo and word that Sylvan is closed while a tow truck is awaited. The person in the car was rescued and taken to a hospital via ambulance.

12:34 AM: The street is open again.

UPDATE: West Seattle low bridge trouble, and reminder of scheduled closure

5:25 PM: The low bridge is completely out of service at the moment, so even the transit and other traffic that would normally use it must detour. Avoid the area.

5:35 PM: The problem is described only as a “technical issue.” We don’t know if it’s related to the maintenance needs that will be addressed in prescheduled closures 8 pm-5 am tonight, 6 pm-3 am tomorrow and (if needed) Sunday night.

6:12 PM: Just got to the low bridge – it’s open again.

7:28 PM: It closed again for several minutes for what SDOT described via Twitter as a “test closure.” Now we’re getting close to the SCHEDULED 8 pm closure, so please keep that in mind.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday notes, 10th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:53 AM: Good morning – the 67th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. We start with two traffic reminders – #1, SW Roxbury repaving between 16th and 18th continues. We went by late yesterday – the new pavement is done in the eastbound lanes, so the westbound side is next:

Here’s the nearest traffic camera:

Reminder #2 – the low bridge will be closed to ALL users (including bicycle riders and people on foot) tonight 8 pm-5 am, Saturday night 6 pm-3 am, and – if needed – Sunday night 6 pm-3 am. Details here.

Back to this morning’s traffic – here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Sound Transit reminder – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again Monday

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Gas leak briefly shuts down 9th SW in Highland Park

(Added: WSB photos)

9:46 PM: Police are closing 9th SW between Elmgrove and Kemyon in Highland Park because of what was described in radio communication as a gas leak that may have been caused by a crash. They’re also evacuating some nearby residents. More as we get it.

10:05 PM: The gas has been shut off and the street is expected to reopen soon. We are in the area to see what else we can find out.

10:29 PM: Raad’s open again. Police told us at the scene that the gas line, on a driveway serving multiple residences, was hit but the driver was gone when they arrived. No other damage.

UPDATE: Tower crane goes up at 1250 Alki SW

(Photo sent by Matt Ohlinger)

11:58 AM: As previewed last night, the tower crane for 1250 Alki SW is going up right now, which means traffic is down to one lane (alternating) until it’s done.

(Photo sent by Stewart L.)

The project team estimates it’ll take until 4 pm or so.

(Photo sent by Lynn Hall)

The project, Infinity Shore Club Residences, is planned for 40 condominiums on a site that previously held five houses and had an earlier proposal – five years ago – for 125 apartments.

(Photo sent by Stewart L.)

7:41 PM: By just after 6, the installation appeared mostly done:

(Photo sent by Lynn Hall)(WSB photo)

With this, there are currently two tower cranes in West Seattle; the other is at the 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW two-building mixed-use project.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Thursday notes, 10th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:07 AM: Good morning – the 66th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. We start with two traffic reminders – #1, SW Roxbury repaving between 16th and 18th continues. Here’s our preview; here’s the westbound detour map:

Here’s the nearest traffic camera:

And in the 1200 block of Alki Avenue SW, traffic will be one lane, alternating directions, all day because of a crane installation.

On with our other featured cameras. for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Sound Transit reminder – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st (Monday)

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crane installation at 1250 Alki on Thursday

Just got word of a traffic alert for tomorrow: The Infinity Shore Club Residences construction site at 1250 Alki SW will get its crane installed, which means, according to the project team:

Alki Ave will be reduced to a single lane of alternating traffic from 5:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM.

Police will be providing traffic control throughout the day.

That’ll be West Seattle’s second crane; the other is at the two-building 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW project.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday notes, 10th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:58 AM: Good morning – the 65th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. We start again with a road-work reminder – SW Roxbury repaving between 16th and 18th continues today. Here’s our preview; here’s the westbound detour map:

And here’s the nearest traffic camera:

On with our other featured cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge (note: SDOT cameras have been having intermittent outages):

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Sound Transit reminder – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st (next Monday)

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK UPDATE: Roxbury repaving begins

The SW Roxbury repaving project between 16th and 18th SW has begun. Crews had started with the westbound lanes when we went over to check at midmorning. The work could last up to a week; both directions of Roxbury will be repaved. Westbound traffic is being detoured, as shown on the map in our preview.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Tuesday notes, 10th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:53 AM: Good morning – the 64th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. We start with a road-work reminder – SW Roxbury repaving between 16th and 18th is expected this week. Here’s our preview; here’s the detour map:

We’ll be checking later this morning to see if it’s begun. Meantime – the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge (where SPD enforcement continues):

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the SP-side approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams, including the new ones in West Seattle, here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Sound Transit reminder – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

FOLLOWUP: Roxbury repaving expected to start Tuesday

SDOT says work is expected to start Tuesday on the Roxbury spot-repaving project, between 16th and 18th SW. (We’ve confirmed with King County that the work will cover their side of the street, too – they’ll be reimbursing the city for their share of the cost.) Here’s the alert that SDOT is sending today:

What’s happening

• We will be removing the old layer of asphalt from SW
• Roxbury St between 16th Ave SW and 18th Ave SW
• Paving new asphalt
• Putting the road markings back in their original locations

What to expect while we pave SW Roxbury St between 16th Ave SW and 18th Ave SW

• This work will happen before the end of May 2020
• The work will take up to a week to complete
• Driveways will be closed during the daytime hours
• Westbound traffic will be detoured via Delridge Way, SW, SW Barton Pl, and 26th Ave SW

• Side street closure of 18th Ave SW
• Expect to experience increased construction activity such as large trucks, rollers, work crews, noise, dust, vibrations, and odors

This work does not preclude any potential future safety improvements in this area.

Work like this is always weather-dependent, but next week’s weather is looking fairly dry so far.

TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle low-bridge overnight closures for maintenance work May 29-31

Heads up for next weekend – SDOT plans low-bridge work next Friday-Sunday (May 29-31), with some overnght closures:

We will be doing necessary maintenance work on the controls and communications systems that are used to operate the bridge. The work will be done at night to minimize traffic impacts and because some of the systems need to be turned off during the maintenance activities.

We will be closing the low bridge to vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic while we are working at night because we will not be able to open and close the bridge in a normal manner. As a result, roadway traffic, including freight and buses, will be detoured to the 1st Ave or the South Park bridges. The low bridge will also be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians, and emergency vehicles will have limited access across the low bridge. Waterway traffic will be maintained.

These restrictions will only be in place at night while we are working during the following hours:

• Friday night (5/29-30): 8 PM to 5 AM
• Saturday night (5/30-31): 6 PM to 3 AM
• Sunday night (5/31-6/1): 6 PM to 3 AM (if needed)

During the day, transit, emergency vehicles, freight, bikes, and pedestrians will have access to the bridge.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday notes, 9th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning – the 60th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. Though few will travel, we’re going into a holiday weekend. Here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge (where SPD enforcement continues):

Since the main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map), that’s the next camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams, including the new ones in West Seattle, here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues (note: NO SERVICE Monday because it’s Memorial Day)

Sound Transit note – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st

ROAD WORK REMINDER

Repaving/pavement repair at 6th/Spokane is scheduled to continue today.

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes, 9th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning – the 59th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. Our morning notes start with the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge (where SPD enforcement continues):

Since the main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map), that’s the next camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams, including the new ones in West Seattle, here; locally relevant cameras are shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues (note: NO SERVICE next Monday because it’s Memorial Day)

Sound Transit note – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st

ROAD WORK NOTE

Repaving/pavement repair at 6th/Spokane today and tomorrow.

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK ALERT: Repaving at 6th/Spokane next two days

If you travel on lower Spokane St. – note that SDOT plans repair/repaving work at 6th/Spokane the next two days. The announcement says work is planned 9 am-4 pm Thursday and Friday, weather permitting, and that at least one lane will remain open each way. Also noted, “Though the project was planned before the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we have accelerated the timeline since the pavement improvements will support increased traffic through the intersection. The improvements will help increase safety and mobility for people driving, riding bicycles, and using the crosswalks through this busy intersection”

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday notes, 9th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:07 AM: Good morning – the 58th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. Our morning notes start with the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge (where SPD enforcement continues):

Since the main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map), that’s the next camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams, including the new ones in West Seattle, here; locally relevant cameras are shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues (note: NO SERVICE next Monday because it’s Memorial Day)

Sound Transit note – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE CLOSURE: HPAC forming Detour Subcommittee

If you live and/or have a business in Highland Park, Riverview, or South Delridge, you’re invited to be part of HPAC‘s new subcommittee to focus on traffic issue caused/worsened by West Seattle Bridge closure detours. Here’s the invitation to its first meeting Thursday:

Let’s Talk Navigating Our Own Neighborhoods
HPAC Subcommittee Forming – Join Us This Week

In order to prepare for further discussions, requests, and mitigation plans about the impact of the detour through Highland Park, Riverview and South Delridge during the closure of the West Seattle Bridge, HPAC is hosting a working subcommittee, West Seattle Bridge Detour Subcommittee. We are looking for neighbors to assist us in continuing to identify the needs of the neighborhoods, follow up and hold accountable SDOT, elected officials, and the Mayor.

Join our Zoom meeting for WSB Detour Subcommittee
May 21, 2020 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This subcommittee and this meeting is open to residents of and business owners in Highland Park, Riverview and South Delridge.

Join Zoom Meeting
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SDOT says it’s working on neighborhood-specific traffic plans but hasn’t presented any of them yet.