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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bus-stop closure reminders

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7:02 AM: It’s a foggy Tuesday morning. No incidents of note on major outbound routes. Reminders:

BUS STOP CLOSURES: Through mid-November, the northbound South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) bus stop is closed because of construction; here’s the official notice. … And if you catch the bus downtown to get back to West Seattle, remember that the C-Line, 21E, 55, 56, 57, 120, 125 stop on westbound Columbia at 2nd is closed until mid-October. Here’s that official notice.

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DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC UPDATE: Police response wrapping up by Columbia entrance to Alaskan Way Viaduct

4:49 PM: If you’re heading toward the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct downtown – you’ll want to avoid the Columbia entrance. Seattle Police report that they’re talking with “an armed man in crisis, currently barricaded in the 800 block of Post Ave” and @jhewiz points out via this Instagram image that this is happening right alongside the Columbia onramp [map].

5:11 PM: Police confirmed via Twitter the man was taken into custody “peacefully.”

P.S. Here’s a recap via SPD Blotter.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates; road work; bus reroutes

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6:57 AM: Good morning and welcome to Monday. No incidents in West Seattle or on the major outbound routes so far. We do have long-term Metro reroutes to mention:

ROUTES 125 AND 128: Today through mid-November, these routes will not include the northbound South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) bus stop. Here’s the official notice.

C-LINE, 21E, 55, 56, 57, 120, 125: The downtown bus stop on westbound Columbia at 2nd is closed until mid-October. Here’s the official notice.

SPOKANE ST. WORK, EAST OF THE LOW BRIDGE: This project continues today. Here’s our most-recent update on where crews are working.

9:04 AM: No SFD dispatch, but SDOT is reporting a crash at Delridge/Trenton. And if you’re heading out on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry route any time soon – fog has moved onto the water, east to west.

9:31 AM: Just went over to Delridge/Trenton – whatever happened there has completely cleared.

ROAD WORK UPDATE: Next week’s plan for Lower Spokane St. project

August 12, 2016 12:52 pm
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Following up on our previous reports about SDOT‘s Lower Spokane Street repaving-and-more project just east of the low bridge, here’s an update detailing what’s ahead for the next two weeks:

This past week crews have started safety improvement work to repave, reconstruct sidewalks and curb ramps, and make other improvements along SW Spokane St from SW Klickitat Way to East Marginal Way S. Construction is expected to last approximately three months. Please note that work planned is subject to change. SDOT appreciates the public’s patience while this work is being completed.

The project will require the closure or restrictions in some traffic lanes during active construction over the next few weeks, but will not require any full street closures requiring detours. Temporary pedestrian/bike pathways will detour around the construction zone on the West Seattle Bridge Trail.

WORK PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2016

• SW Spokane St and 11th Ave SW Intersection

o Signal installation; including new conduit, and pedestrian signal activation poles

• SW Klickitat Way and Manning Street

o Removing damaged portions of existing curb and gutter along edges of roadway
o Forming and pouring replacement curb and gutter along edges of roadway
o Demolishing existing sidewalks
o Forming and pouring new curb ramps and replacement portions of sidewalk
o Roadway asphalt patching

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2016

• Weekday work hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Single lane closures and/or lane width reductions during work hours

• Noise, dust and vibration typical of construction

• Access to businesses will be maintained

• Temporary pedestrian/bike pathway around work zones

WORK PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2016

• SW Spokane St and 11th Ave SW Intersection

o Continued signal installation

• Manning St at entrance to Harbor Marina Corporate Center

o Demolishing existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk
o Forming and pouring new curb and gutter

UPDATE: Crash at 8th and Roxbury

3:15 PM: Thanks for the tip on a crash at 8th and Roxbury. Metro has just sent an alert that Route 128 is routed off 8th at the intersection; that generally means other traffic is too. We’re off to check.

3:36 PM: 8th/Roxbury just fully cleared as we went through a few minutes ago. Vehicles hooked to tow trucks were visible to the south on 8th but weren’t blocking.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

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6:58 AM: Good morning! Not only are there no incidents in/from West Seattle so far, things are even looking better than usual around the region.

ONGOING ROAD WORK: The lower Spokane Street and Endolyne Triangle projects.

10:50 AM: Commenters are noting that the eastbound bridge is jammed. One says a C-Line bus is stopped by the 99 exit.

3:10 PM: Crash at 8th and Roxbury, a somewhat frequent trouble spot. No serious injuries reported so far.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; road-work reminders

August 10, 2016 6:52 am
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6:52 AM: So far, no incidents in/from West Seattle this morning. Two road-work reminders:

LOWER SPOKANE: SDOT says work has begun on this project east of the low bridge; here’s the advisory we published Friday.

ENDOLYNE TRIANGLE: This work in Fauntleroy’s Endolyne district, including changing a block from two-way to one-way, is expected to start today.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; 35th SW walking tour tonight

August 9, 2016 6:52 am
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6:52 AM: Good morning – relatively quiet on the roads so far; no incidents in or from West Seattle. One reminder for tonight:

35TH SW WALKING TOUR: As a followup to last week’s 35th Avenue SW Phase 2 meeting (WSB coverage here), SDOT plans a walking tour tonight, starting at 6 pm at 35th/Avalon, ending at 35th/Holly. You’re invited to walk the distance or just meet up at one of six spots along the way with questions/comments. Here’s the map with locations and times.

SODO NOTE: Mariners’ game tonight (vs. Detroit), 7:10 pm

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday on the move

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6:50 AM: Good morning! No incidents in or from West Seattle so far.

ROAD WORK REMINDER: The lower Spokane Street project just east of the low bridge is scheduled to start this week. Here are the newest details, published here last Friday.

7:37 AM Trouble on northbound I-5 downtown – a crash with lane closures at Mercer.

7:57 AM WSDOT says crews are finishing clearing that scene now.

10:12 AM: As commenters mention, trouble on the northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct right now – a stalled vehicle.

ROAD WORK ALERT: SW Spokane Street plan for next week

SDOT is planning pavement, sidewalk, and other improvements on SW Spokane Street just east of the low bridge, as first reported here one week ago. We’ve now received the official notice for work starting next week. From that notice:

The Seattle Department of Transportation will start work next week to repave, reconstruct sidewalks and curb ramps, and make other improvements along SW Spokane St from SW Klickitat Way to E Marginal Way S to improve safety for all users. Construction is expected to last approximately 3 months. …

WORK PLANNED FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2016

• Project-wide activities
– Surveying, staking, and layout

• SW Spokane St and 11th Ave SW Intersection [map] – Saw cutting
– Demolishing the southwest and southeast corners of the sidewalk

• SW Klickitat Way and Manning Street [map] – Saw cutting
– Demolishing the north side curb and sidewalk

The official project page is here.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; I-90 Blue Angels closure

August 5, 2016 7:43 am
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7:43 AM: We’re getting a late start today. No incidents so far in/from our area. Here’s the big reminder for today and the weekend:

BLUE ANGELS I-90 CLOSURES DAILY THROUGH SUNDAY: Today through Sunday, the annual I-90 closures during Blue Angels practices/shows continue. From WSDOT:

The mainlines of I-90 will be closed between I-5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:

Friday, Aug. 5: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Saturday, Aug. 6: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
Sunday, Aug. 7: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

8:07 AM: Trouble on northbound I-5 at I-90 right now – a brush-fire response.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates; Blue Angels I-90 closures; 35th SW meeting tonight

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6:56 AM: We start with a transit alert just texted/tweeted by Metro:


Today’s reminders:

BLUE ANGELS I-90 CLOSURES DAILY THROUGH SUNDAY: Today through Sunday, the annual I-90 closures during Blue Angels practices/shows. From WSDOT:

The mainlines of I-90 will be closed between I-5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:

Thursday, Aug. 4: 9:45 a.m. – noon; 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Friday, Aug. 5: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Saturday, Aug. 6: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
Sunday, Aug. 7: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

35TH SW MEETING: 7 pm tonight, SDOT plans an “open house” meeting about what’s next in the 35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project – north of Morgan. The meeting is at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way).

8:41 AM: As David mentions in comments, there’s a crash on the eastbound bridge. Center lane and part of right lane blocked, per SDOT.

8:54 AM: SDOT says the right lane is clear but the center lane remains blocked.

9:10 AM: Per SDOT, the crash scene is now clear – though backups will take a little while to clear.

9:40 AM: Texter says a stalled vehicle on northbound 99 in the stadium zone is causing backups. Nothing from SDOT or WSDOT so far on this so we don’t know the status of anything in the works to clear it.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; looking ahead

August 3, 2016 6:39 am
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6:39 AM: Good morning! No incidents in our area so far, but the rain finally did move in overnight, so roads are wet. Reminders:

BLUE ANGELS I-90 CLOSURES THURSDAY-SUNDAY: Tomorrow through Sunday, the annual Seafair closures on I-90. From WSDOT:

The mainlines of I-90 will be closed between I-5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:

Thursday, Aug. 4: 9:45 a.m. – noon; 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Friday, Aug. 5: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Saturday, Aug. 6: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
Sunday, Aug. 7: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

35TH SW MEETING: Tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 pm, as we’ve been reporting for about a month now, SDOT plans an “open house” meeting on the next phase of the 35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project – north of Morgan. The meeting is at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way).

6:52 AM: Bus cancellation just texted and tweeted by Metro:


TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; Night Out block parties tonight; buses on Olson…

August 2, 2016 6:59 am
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6:59 AM: Good morning! We start with reminders:

BLOCK PARTIES TONIGHT: Many non-arterial streets in West Seattle will be blocked off ~6-9 pm tonight for the annual Night Out block parties, with neighbors building community and talking about crime, safety, and preparedness.

BLUE ANGELS I-90 CLOSURES THURSDAY-SUNDAY: The annual Seafair reminder from WSDOT:

The mainlines of I-90 will be closed between I-5 in Seattle to Island Crest Way on Mercer Island:

Thursday, Aug. 4: 9:45 a.m. – noon; 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Friday, Aug. 5: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Saturday, Aug. 6: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)
Sunday, Aug. 7: 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (Seafair Air Show)

8:34 AM: Traffic alert on westbound side of the east end of Roxbury corridor – curb lane on Olson is blocked off for charter buses waiting to enter a neighborhood. All we have found out so far is that it’s an event expected to continue until about noon, with more buses coming and going. (The gathering appears to be related to a religious facility on 3rd SW.)

West Seattle Monday: What’s up as August begins

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(Photo by Tony Welch: SUP’ing off Alki)

Welcome to a new week and a new month. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and beyond:

LOW-LOW TIDE WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Until 12:30 pm, find volunteer Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists on the shore at Constellation or Lincoln Park. Today’s low tide: -1.9 feet at 10:24 am. (Find a daily tide chart any time on the WSB West Seattle Weather page.)

BLUE ANGELS ARRIVAL: Last we’ve heard, the Blue Angels are due to arrive at Boeing Field (just east of West Seattle, so it’s practically local) early this afternoon, coming here for Seafair after a weekend airshow in Alaska. Noon-2 pm was the word from Seafair, with whom we’ll be checking again later this morning if no advisory arrives earlier.

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 6:15 pm at Southwest Library, with two big topics as previewed here on Sunday – a followup on last week’s Find It, Fix It Walk and a focus group on crime/safety/policing issues. (35th/Henderson)

SHAPE WEST SEATTLE HI-YU’S FUTURE: 7 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, a big meeting for West Seattle Hi-Yu, as the peak of parade season has passed and the organization starts to assess its future. Your help is needed, as mentioned here. (California/Hill)

ARTSWEST CABARET: 7:30 pm, you’re invited to “join ArtsWest as your favorite Seattle performers sing the songbooks of the artists who inspired them, from Carole King and Alanis Morrissette to Freddie Mercury and Stevie Wonder.” More info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

JERRY GARCIA BIRTHDAY BASH: 8-11 pm, tribute to the Grateful Dead-leading legend, at Parliament Tavern. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE ON OUR CALENDAR! For today, tonight, tomorrow, and beyond – just go here.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Admiral Way reopens after closure for pole repair, & other Monday updates

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7:14 AM: One major traffic advisory this morning – “emergency City Light repair” has Admiral Way blocked between 57th and Stevens. We are headed over to find out more.

7:37 AM: In comments, Emily says an early-morning crash damaged a pole (apparently no injuries, as the 911 log doesn’t show an SFD dispatch). And as we write this, our crew arrived and sent this photo:

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Meantime, Metro says this is “delaying” Routes 50, 56, and 775. No specific reroutes in the alert. Our crew is waiting to talk with an SCL supervisor on scene for a time estimate on the closure.

8:02 AM: No time estimate but it’s not going to be any time soon. For one, the crew hasn’t arrived yet; when they do, the supervisor tells us, they will have to evaluate factors including what kind of a replacement pole is needed and how to deal with wires that are in a precarious balance now with the top of the damaged pole.

8:24 AM: Buses aren’t just delayed, they’re no-shows, per comment, and as we were following up with Metro, they texted/tweeted this:


8:37 AM: The only addition to this so far is “Use stops east of 49th Av SW or west of 59th Av SW.” One comment says the 37 is running late too. We’ll be checking on this closure for as long as the situation lasts and updating this story, which we’re also linking from the first of our “spotlight” boxes atop the home page.

9:57 AM: Metro has texted/tweeted that the reroutes continue. We’ll be checking firsthand at the scene shortly.

10:45 AM: Repair crews were on scene when we went by a short time ago.

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We’ll be checking again around 11:30.

11:43 AM: Open again, per this Metro alert just tweeted and texted:


TRAFFIC ALERT: The annual parade-float backup

8:46 AM: If you’re headed toward the eastbound bridge right now – use Fauntleroy, a texter advises. It’s the annual parade-float backup. Apparently what happened last year on the morning of Seafair Torchlight Parade day is happening again right now, with floats stored at Terminal 5 heading out via lower Spokane. Seafair is again having a parade-participant showcase at Seattle Center in advance of tonight’s parade down 4th Avenue (7:30 pm start, but *no* pre-parade run this year).

8:56 AM: Just checked the SDOT live-video camera for the low bridge in time to see the tail end of the float motorcade (grainy screenshot added above), so you should be OK to use Admiral/Avalon again.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend previews

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7:02 AM: Good morning and happy Friday! No major incidents in or from West Seattle.

WEEKEND ALERTS: Here’s the SDOT roundup of what’s happening around the city this weekend, most notably the Seafair Torchlight Parade downtown on Saturday night, which brings road closures and bus reroutes. … If you’re headed for South King County or points southward via I-5, another weekend of lane closures for road work is ahead.

7:27 AM: Just texted and tweeted by Metro:


8:10 AM: We’re expecting highs in the 80s again today and tomorrow and a concerned West Seattleite asked us to remind you PLEASE don’t leave your pet in your vehicle, even with a window cracked open. The temperatures can rise dramatically and dangerously. Yesterday there was apparently a bit of a scene in The Junction when a dog was locked in a car, windows up; concerned passersby tried to find its person, who eventually showed up and was quoted as saying something like, it hasn’t even been half an hour. That would have been more than enough time for the animal’s life to be in danger. Even if you “think” it will be OK – don’t run the risk.

8:28 AM: WSDOT is clearing a stall on northbound I-5 at a spot that appears to be just north of the West Seattle Bridge.

8:30 AM: And now there’s word of a crash at 8th/Roxbury. Heading off for a look.

8:52 AM: No photo because we were driving, but it’s a 2-vehicle crash in westbound lanes, affecting the entire intersection. Eastbound was at a near-standstill for a while. Private ambulance called for someone

9:35 AM: Just checked back – 8th/Roxbury crash scene is now completely clear.

UPDATE: Crash leaves car atop jersey barrier on West Seattle Bridge

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9:20 PM: Thanks for the tips, and thanks to BW for the photo- a crash has left a car atop the jersey barrier on the West Seattle Bridge near the Luna Park curve.

9:25 PM: No word on injuries so far, but scanner reports indicate multiple parts of the jersey barrier have been pushed into the westbound lanes.

9:40 PM: SDOT says this is blocking the eastbound bridge completely near its westbound end – right now the live video on the “West Seattle Bridge @ Delridge view” (find link from lower right of that page) is verifying that. One westbound lane is getting by (this is west of the Admiral exit, so you can get off there and avoid it entirely). Looks like a tow truck has arrived.

10:36 PM: The eastbound side has reopened at the crash scene on the curve over Avalon. Looks like one lane each way.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch, and beyond

July 27, 2016 6:30 am
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6:30 AM: Good morning! As we start the day, one look ahead to the weekend:

SATURDAY BUS ALERT: The Seafair Torchlight Parade downtown will bring bus reroutes on Saturday night (July 30th), including Route 21 and RapidRide C Line. Go here for the full reroute list.

8:28 AM: Still no traffic incidents of note in or from West Seattle.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Last Monday in July

July 25, 2016 6:43 am
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6:43 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far this morning.

8:27 AM: Still a quiet commute.

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Battery Street Tunnel reopened

July 22, 2016 1:06 pm
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1:06 PM: If you’re heading toward Northbound 99, could be trouble for a while – the Battery Street Tunnel is closed after its sprinklers activated, following a reported vehicle stall, according to SDOT’s Twitter feed.

1:21 PM: SDOT says the tunnel is now open again.

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