West Seattle traffic alerts 1943 results

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates, weekend SB 99 detour, other reminders

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:02 AM: Good morning! No traffic effects reported from the South Transfer Station fire (which apparently is to blame for the smoky smell in West Seattle) but we’ll be going over to check soon.

Alerts for this weekend:

SOUTHBOUND 99 SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN, DETOUR STARTS TONIGHT: Because of railroad-track work at East Marginal/South Diagonal, if you are on SB 99 between 7 pm tonight and 5 am Monday, you will be detoured onto 1st Avenue S. at Atlantic. To get on the westbound West Seattle Bridge from there, you’ll have to continue to the 1st Avenue onramp. The full explanation is here, from SDOT.

Special-event reminders (from the WSB West Seattle Halloween [etc.] Guide):

ADMIRAL TRICK-OR-TREATING TODAY: Take extra care in The Admiral District 3-6 pm today, when hundreds of kids and their families will be trick-or-treating in the business district.

JUNCTION HARVEST FESTIVAL SUNDAY: 10 am-2 pm Sunday, the usual street closures expand for this year’s Harvest Festival – California between Edmunds and Oregon, Alaska between 42nd and 44th. That means a reroute for Metro Route 128.

7:37 PM: Crash reported at Delridge and Thistle.

8:02 AM: Now there’s trouble on the bridge, tweets SDOT:


8:25 PM: The bridge stall has cleared, SDOT says. So has the Delridge crash scene.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates; ferry meeting tonight & other alerts

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:03 AM: Good morning! No incidents in/from West Seattle right now. Though the rain finally stopped, you might still find some standing water, such as “under the Delridge onramp” per a text we just received.

Alerts for tonight:

SOUNDERS FC MATCH & EXTENDED WATER TAXI SERVICE: As announced earlier this week, the West Seattle Water Taxi will be on an extended schedule this evening for the Sounders FC playoff match (7 pm at CenturyLink vs. Sporting KC).

FERRY MEETING: 5-6:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW), Washington State Ferries continues its weeklong series of meetings to listen to concerns about the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route. (Added midmorning) Format: The meeting will start with Assistant Transportation Secretary Lynne Griffith, who leads WSF, speaking for several minutes “recognizing the issues on the route and the need for public input,” and then, WSF tells us, “The following hour will be open house-format listening sessions. During this time, members of our executive team will host three listening stations, where attendees can post ideas, concerns, and questions on maps of each terminal. These notes are what we will collect, assemble, and report back, from the meetings. We’ll close out the meeting with a group Q&A so folks can ask questions or share insights about what they’ve heard from neighbors.”

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way), WSTC’s agenda includes the city’s Drive Clean and Electric Vehicle initiatives, as well as the plan to remove two Junction bus shelters, the city budget, and the newest SODO arena proposal.

Special-event reminders (from the WSB West Seattle Halloween [etc.] Guide):

ADMIRAL TRICK-OR-TREATING FRIDAY: Take extra care in The Admiral District 3-6 pm tomorrow, when hundreds of kids and their families will be trick-or-treating in the business district.

JUNCTION HARVEST FESTIVAL SUNDAY: 10 am-2 pm Sunday, the usual street closures expand for this year’s Harvest Festival – California between Edmunds and Oregon, Alaska between 42nd and 44th.

7:48 AM: Just got word of a crash at 35th/Juneau. Car/motorcycle. We are approaching – looks like it’s on the southbound side, blocking outside lane.

8:08 AM: We have published a separate story about the crash and are now on the way to check out the water under the Delridge intersection.

8:25 AM: That appears to be clear now.

8:43 AM: Downtown note – we’ve received Metro alerts about delays downtown because of a crash at 3rd and James (all we know is that it was a “heavy rescue” call). Also, Juneau has reopened west of 35th – we went by that crash scene again on the way back to HQ; the minivan had not yet been towed.

UPDATE: Road flooding following West Seattle downpours

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11:08 PM: Thanks for the photo and the tips – Fauntleroy and Raymond [map] is one of the spots that has flooded worse than usual during tonight’s deluge. (We’ve already advised one person who called about it to report it to Seattle Public Utilities, whose 24-hour dispatch is 206-386-1800.) We’re also hearing about deep water at spots including Harbor/Spokane. So if you’re headed out any time soon, be extra careful, and if you see what looks like a totally flooded roadway ahead, you’re advised not to drive/ride through it.

\11:30 PM: And just five minutes after we published that, the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for areas including Seattle, until 2:15 am. Meantime, Darlene mentions in comments that the Delridge ramp to the bridge is swamped too.

12:15 AM: Michelle reported in comments that her husband and neighbors cleared the Fauntleroy/Raymond drains, and she sent a photo:

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Meantime, another “standing water” report on the scanner – 9200 block of 35th SW.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates, alerts, previews

October 26, 2016 6:59 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:59 AM: Good morning! The rain’s back. No incidents reported right now in/from West Seattle.

Reminders/notes:

SCHOOL’S OUT EARLY: 2-hour early dismissal for Seattle Public Schools today.

FERRY MEETING TOMORROW: If you use the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route, your chance to talk with Washington State Ferries about problems/solutions is 5-6:30 pm Thursday at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW).

WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI: This is the last week of 7-day operation – the weekday-only schedule starts Monday (Halloween). Meanwhile, the WSWT will be on an extended schedule Thursday night because of the Sounders FC playoff match.

NEW METRO BOSS: Rob Gannon, who has been interim general manager of Metro Transit since March, is now its official GM.

HARVEST FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY: The Junction’s Sunday road-closure pattern will be expanded on Sunday (October 30th) because of the West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, 10 am-2 pm – closer to the Summer Fest footprint, with California closed to motorized-vehicle traffic between Edmunds and Oregon, and SW Alaska closed between 44th and 42nd. Look for an updated preview later today.

7:17 AM: SDOT’s traffic center reports a crash at Myers Way and 1st Ave. S., at the east end of the Roxbury corridor.

7:35 AM: Texter reports a fenderbender on the EB high bridge. No SFD dispatch.

8 AM: SDOT says it’s a stall in the center lane.

8:20 AM: Bridge incident is clear.

8:30 AM: Crash blocking right lane in NB Battery St Tunnel.

8:39 AM: And SDOT says that has cleared.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates and alerts

October 25, 2016 7:06 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:06 AM: So far, no incidents in/from West Seattle. Transportation-related notes:

JUNCTION BUS SHELTERS UPDATE: Here’s our followup about the plan to remove two shelters at the west end of the south side of SW Alaska near 44th SW.

EARLY DISMISSAL TOMORROW: Seattle Public Schools are out two hours early on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES MEETING THURSDAY: 5-6:30 pm Thursday at The Hall at Fauntleroy (in the historic schoolhouse at 9131 California SW), WSF plans a meeting to listen to concerns about the “triangle” route.

NEARBY TRAFFIC ALERT THIS WEEKEND: Friday night through Monday morning, East Marginal Way S. will be closed at Diagonal Ave. S. for railroad-track replacement. This means detours – all detailed here.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates and alerts

October 24, 2016 7:20 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:20 AM: The fire call at 12th/Cloverdale in Highland Park is wrapping up, so we’re moving on with today’s traffic coverage.

Notes for this week include:

JUNCTION BUS SHELTERS: If you’ve seen the notices on the south side of SW Alaska near 44th, here’s what they’re about. Watch for our followup later today.

EARLY DISMISSAL WEDNESDAY: Seattle Public Schools get out two hours early on Wednesday (October 26th).

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES MEETING THURSDAY: 5-6:30 pm Thursday (October 27th) at The Hall at Fauntleroy (in the historic schoolhouse at 9131 California SW), WSF comes to Fauntleroy to talk with you, open-house-style, about the latest round of traffic challenges related to the terminal.

ADMIRAL TRICK-OR-TREAT FRIDAY: The sidewalks and crosswalks in The Admiral District will be extra-busy 3-6 pm Friday (October 28th) for the annual business trick-or-treating event.

7:55 AM: Just spun through the live cameras; the low bridge is moving a little slower than the high bridge, but otherwise, no incidents.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend preview

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:18 AM: No incidents in/from West Seattle right now.

For this weekend, the Spokane St. work postponed because of last weekend’s weather concerns has been rescheduled – according to the SDOT Construction Lookahead, that means starting at 7 pm tonight:

SW Spokane St. will be closed between E. Marginal Way S. and 11th Ave. SW while crews remove abandoned railroad track and repave the roadway. The westbound off-ramps from the West Seattle Bridge to Harbor Island will also be closed.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Rainy Thursday

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:02 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in or from West Seattle so far, but it’s a rainy morning following a rainy night, so please watch out for puddling (or worse) in some of the usual spots. (Via Twitter, Meg mentions Fauntleroy/Raymond.)

7:26 AM: If you’re at or near 35th/Avalon, you might be noticing multiple fire units on the west side of 35th. It’s an “automatic fire alarm” call at 4435 35th SW (Aura).

8 AM: Thanks for the tips. Emergency response at 47th and Genesee, possibly involving a bicycle rider. We are on our way to find out more.

8:25 AM: We’re at the scene. Westbound Genesee is closed at 46th. Eastbound is open. We’ll be writing about the incident separately shortly. (Here’s the link.)

8:38 AM: Police say Genesee will reopen shortly.

8:45 AM: If you haven’t headed out yet – it’s now raining very hard, so be ready to travel slowly to stay safe.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

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

7:44 AM: Still nothing out of the ordinary. The low bridge has been closed to surface traffic for about 10 minutes – remember we have a link atop traffic coverage every weekday morning that you can use to check its status (@SDOTbridges tweets when it closes & when it reopens). @KevinFreitas just tweeted this photo from the bicycle queue awaiting its reopening:

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7:47 AM: Back open to non-marine traffic.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday alerts & updates

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:58 AM: Good morning. Trouble on northbound Highway 99 right now – SDOT reports “a disabled semitruck blocking the bus lane” near Royal Brougham.

7:10 AM: SDOT just tweeted that the stalled truck has been cleared. Meantime, its “low bridge” camera is malfunctioning this morning – stuck on a view from yesterday – so we’ve had to replace it in our field of four featured cameras above – instead, you’ll see the camera showing the intersection with the west end of the low bridge.

7:15 AM: What’s on the 911 log as a medical call at West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way is blocking a lane of the latter, according to a texter. No cameras in that area so we are heading that way to check it out.

7:39 AM Scene is clear.

8:12 AM SDOT reports a crash at 35th/Kenyon. No SFD callout.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates & alerts

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:02 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported right now in/from West Seattle.

7:30 AM: Just spun through the live video feeds from the city map – all WS views look OK.

As for road-work alerts – the city called off the Harbor Island closures for the Spokane Street repaving project last weekend because of weather concerns, so we’re waiting to hear where that stands this week. Admiral Way striping west of California still has some work to be done, particularly at the Alki end of the project zone. If you see any other road work of note, please let us know, when you can, since it’s not all pre-announced … 206-293-6302 text or voice, editor@westseattleblog.com e-mail – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE STORM WATCH: More trees down; Saturday’s wind warning; power-outage updates

5:55 PM: Continuing our ongoing storm coverage into the evening (see our afternoon coverage here) – first, thanks for the tips about this tree-caused blockage:

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That’s Nick‘s photo of tree(s) down on 48th SW between Seaview and Lowman Beach. (If you are in the area, please let us know if/when you see it reopen – we might not be able to get down that way for a while.)

More tree trouble – from Charlie, at 33rd SW and SW Spokane in East Admiral:

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Charlie says, “A large tree snapped at about 4pm at the corner of 33rd Ave SW and SW Spokane St, right at the corner of the new development going on. Likely because they’ve cut down all the other trees which protected it in prior storms. The tree is now hanging on the power lines (which is the only thing keeping it up). I’ve already called both SCL and SDOT (since when it falls it will block the roadway). A lot of people tend to shortcut through this neighborhood – please don’t – the tree could fall at any moment and land on a car or pedestrian.” (This is the same site shown in our morning traffic/weather coverage because of muddy runoff.)

And near 46th SW and SW Charlestown, MT reports this:

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“Homeowner stated he was home at around 2 pm. When branch broke, bounced off his roof. Big fear is tomorrow more of the tree will come down on his home.”

No photo, but while traveling northbound on Delridge a couple hours ago, we noticed a tree down outside a house just north of Pearls.

POWER OUTAGES: Seattle City Light’s map still shows almost 3,000 homes/businesses without power, down a third from the original number who lost it. As reported in our afternoon coverage, the west side of California SW is out in The Junction, so some businesses are closed; the east side remained on. And we’re told the signal at California/Alaska is now functioning.If you want to check the current status of outages around West Seattle and the rest of the city “live,” City Light shared this version of their map with us – zoom in to get close, and grab the map with your cursor to move around:

6:09 PM UPDATE: Multiple tweets say power’s back in The Junction. Waiting for the SCL map to reflect it. Some businesses might just stay closed for the night on the west side, though (Junction TrueValue, for example, told us that was their plan), so if you’re heading out, be ready to improvise.

6:19 PM UPDATE – THE FORECAST: Before we get to more photos (thank you to everyone sharing photos and video!), here’s where the forecast stands. A High Wind Warning remains in effect for 3 pm Saturday to 2 am Sunday. Excerpt:

* TIMING…GUSTY SOUTH WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WILL EASE THIS EVENING. A PERIOD OF STRONGER WINDS IS EXPECTED LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SUNDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY BE DURING THE EVENING.

* WINDS…SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL EASE THIS EVENING. SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE LIKELY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

7:23 PM UPDATE: Looks like West Seattle is down to a few scattered outages affecting ~120 customers. We are now at SW Athletic Complex in Westwood for the Chief Sealth-WSHS football game and the weather has calmed – a little showery, a little breezy, nothing at all like this afternoon. The almost-full moon is even starting to peek from behind clouds in the eastern sky.

7:37 PM: Adding some contributed imagery from a bit earlier. First, Jamie Kinney tweeted this video of pre-dusk storminess:


7:43 PM: 48th SW is reported to be open again. Meantime, thanks to Jen Lee for the photo from Constellation Park during this afternoon’s confluence of big wind and high tide:

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One more time – if you’re on the shore or preparing to be, be aware of the full-moon high tides ahead as more high wind heads this way – the times and numbers are here.

ADDED EARLY SATURDAY: One more toppled tree we almost missed in the mailbox – thanks to Rod Moody for this pic from 47th/Brandon:

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With saturated ground and potentially higher gusts, we could see more of this later today. Forested parks are a good place to avoid until the weather calms.

TRAFFIC & WEATHER: Wet, windy Friday updates

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:43 AM: The weather didn’t cause much trouble overnight (here are our notes). But the rain has resumed and it’s going to be a messy commute. First evidence, Meg just tweeted: “The onramp to the bridge from Avalon (EB) is FULL of water. Bus had to slow way down. Yikes!”

As we’ve been mentioning all week, no classes today for Seattle Public Schools – a long-planned staff-development day – so that will lessen traffic somewhat.

7:43 AM: The only problems we keep hearing about: Water, water, water. We’ll be heading out shortly now that there’s some daylight.

8:30 AM: So far, we’ve been down Fauntleroy, Avalon, Harbor, Alki. Not much traffic, and a break in the rain seems to have helped with the drainage. It just started up again, though, and there’s no shortage of storminess to the west:


9:06 AM: While out, we also looked into the muddy runoff coming downhill on Manning toward the Admiral/Avalon/etc. intersection. It’s from the site recently cleared for the 14-house 3601 Fauntleroy Avenue subdivision:

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Seattle Public Utilities was on site when we went by. Drainage was one of the concerns neighbors of this site raised in an appeal that was settled before going to a hearing.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7 AM: Good morning. The rain continues, and the National Weather Service says the first round of wind is on the way, with a High Wind Warning from 6 pm tonight to 7 am Friday.

If you are heading TOWARD West Seattle right now or soon, be forewarned that a crash has closed the southbound Battery Street Tunnel.

7:40 AM: That crash has cleared. Nothing else reported on nearby routes except general slowness. Meantime, forecasters say that while the wind warning starts at 6 pm in our area, the worst isn’t expected until late tonight. We will be on storm watch through the night and into early Friday. (Another reminder that school’s out tomorrow – long-scheduled day of no classes for Seattle Public Schools.)

7:48 AM: Texter warns of especially slow traffic on Admiral Way getting to the bridge.

7:55 AM: Could be related to that:


8:11 AM: Texter (reach us at 206-293-6302 any time) says the light on Cloverdale at Highway 509 is out, and that’s causing some backup on the 1st-to-Olson-to-Roxbury hill.

8:28 AM: Iggy reports in comments that the Route 22 bus has lost a tire, south of Morgan Junction, and is awaiting Metro maintenance. Until and unless a replacement has been brought in, could mean delays for people waiting to ride elsewhere on the route.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday updates & alerts

October 12, 2016 7:00 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported right now in/from West Seattle.

Weather-wise, it’s “calm before the storm” phase – early this morning, the National Weather Service raised the alert level to a High Wind Watch, with gusts up to 55 mph possible Thursday night into Friday morning.

As for road-work alerts – the SW Admiral Way work west of California continues. We noticed restriping complete on part of the route between the Admiral District and Schmitz Park, but more ahead to the west.

FERRY MEETING: Last night at the Fauntleroy Community Association meeting, we learned that Washington State Ferries plans a series of community meetings, including one in Fauntleroy on October 27th, later this month. Full report coming up later this morning.

7:38 AM: Just spun through the live cameras (lower-right dropdown here). Still OK – the usual sluggish spots, eastbound low bridge and 99 exit lane on high bridge.

8:38 AM: Still quiet. A few more reminders:

–Sounders FC vs. Houston, 7:30 pm at CenturyLink
–No school for Seattle Public Schools students on Friday

ROAD-WORK ALERT: Closures, detours this weekend for Spokane St. project

It’s the third month of work on the lower Spokane Street Paving Project, and this weekend will bring closures and detours that SDOT and project managers want to warn you about early:

Westbound SW Spokane St at E Marginal Way and the off- ramps to Harbor Island from westbound West Seattle Freeway and from southbound SR99 will be closed this coming weekend beginning Friday evening, October 14, at 7 p.m. The roadway and off- ramps will be reopened Monday morning, October 17, by 5 a.m. The closures are needed in order to remove an abandoned RR track crossing and to perform full-depth pavement repairs on SW Spokane St.

• Motorists who are not in large trucks/commercial vehicles can detour by taking the high level West Seattle Bridge, using the Delridge Way exit, then taking the right onto Chelan Ave SW, another right onto SW Spokane St, and eastbound across the Duwamish (River) and back onto Harbor Island.

• Large trucks and commercial vehicles can take the “official signed” detour route because it is primarily intended for large trucks that are unable to use the detour described above. The signed detour will direct motorists to go south on East Marginal Way S, across the First Ave S Bridge. They will be directed to take the first exit after the bridge, looping them back onto northbound 2nd Ave S, and onto W Marginal Way SW. After passing underneath the West Seattle Bridge, they will be directed to take a left turn onto SW Spokane St, which will take them eastbound back across the Duwamish West Waterway and onto Harbor Island.

• Eastbound through traffic on SW Spokane St is advised to use alternate routes into Seattle. Eastbound SW Spokane St will be closed at 11th Ave, where motorists will be detoured up onto Harbor Island in order to turn around and continue eastbound via SW Klickitat Way and SW Manning St.

The pavement repairs are part of the SDOT project currently repaving SW Spokane St from SW Klickitat Way to East Marginal Way S.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates & alerts

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:59 AM: No incidents in/from West Seattle so far.

7:39 AM: Still relatively quiet. Took a spin around the live video cameras – the eastbound low bridge looks a little more sluggish than usual.

8:17 AM: First problem of the morning. Thanks to Steve for the tip – a collision between a Microsoft Connector bus and a car. An SDOT camera shows them pulled over just past the 99 exit on the eastbound bridge. No SFD callout for this, so apparently no injuries.

8:55 AM: Not resolved yet – now the camera shows a second Connector bus pulled up alongside the one on the shoulder, and an SPD car at the scene:


8:58 AM: And both buses have left, leaving the car and an SPD motorcycle on the shoulder, for now.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates & alerts; 35th/Fauntleroy signal trouble fixed

October 10, 2016 7:06 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:06 AM: Good morning. We have a report that the light at 35th/Fauntleroy is broken – on the way to look.

Also: If you take 4th Avenue into downtown, be aware of a crash at 4th/James. Otherwise, no incidents on the major outbound routes from here.

Road work alerts:

ADMIRAL WAY: The rechannelization of SW Admiral Way west of California continues into this week. Last week, crews finished removing the old striping, but hadn’t started with the new. This means parking restrictions continue, too.

SPOKANE STREET: The project east of the low bridge continues – this week’s plan is described here, including closures/detours next weekend.

7:09 AM: SDOT says 4th/James has cleared.

7:15 AM: The SDOT live-video webcam accessible here (via lower-right “West Seattle” menu) confirms that 35th/Fauntleroy is in flashing-red mode both ways. SDOT says via Twitter that a repair crew is on the way as is SPD to help direct traffic.

7:31 AM: Still flashing at 35th/Fauntleroy. Camera now shows – for those heading westbound, into West Seattle, from the Fauntleroy end of the bridge – that the turn lane onto southbound 35th is coned off.

7:37 AM: SDOT says the signal has been fixed. By the way, if you encounter a malfunctioning signal, 206-684-ROAD is the best way to report it.

7:59 AM: Some fog out there as you head east:


TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree trouble on east Admiral Way hill

2:36 PM: Thanks for the text – 206-293-6302, any time – a tree is reported to be blocking the downhill lanes on the east Admiral Way hill (north of the West Seattle Bridge).

4:45 PM: Finally got a chance to go look – all clear.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; Viaduct closure tomorrow & Sunday

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:59 AM: Blustery Friday morning! Here are the reminders and alerts:

WEEKEND VIADUCT CLOSURE: 6 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday, West Seattle Bridge to Battery Street Tunnel plus a Saturday closure north of the BST, and the Highway 520 bridge will be closed too.

ALERTS:

Admiral Way Safety Project work will extend beyond today because of the weather, SDOT says, in reminding people to keep heeding the no-parking signs.

We’ll be checking on other projects, as we did yesterday.

–Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth state-ferry riders should be aware that the smaller Tillikum has replaced the Kitsap, which had to be moved to another route in a domino effect from a ferry problem on the Bainbridge run. Thanks to Gary Dawson (ferry-issues point person for the Fauntleroy Community Association) for the heads-up.

7:15 AM: SFD has a crash call at 1st Ave. S/Spokane.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates; weekend Viaduct closure

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:52 AM: We’re checking on a police/fire response at 34th/Myrtle, logged as a medic call. Meanwhile, today’s alerts/reminders:

WEEKEND VIADUCT CLOSURE: 6 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday is the schedule for Highway 99’s twice-yearly inspection. WSDOT’s alert says the Highway 520 bridge will also be closed.

ROAD-WORK ALERTS:

–Paving scheduled today and tomorrow on 39th SW between SW Oregon and Fauntleroy Way in The Junction

Admiral Way Safety Project work is scheduled

7:06 AM: Police had cleared the 34th/Myrtle call but we caught the last SFD crew there. They told us the call involved a person in crisis, taken to Harborview. The area’s now clear.

7:40 AM: Out checking on the road work. Confirmed that Beach Drive SW repaving is done, 61st to Charlestown. On Admiral, line removal has been done between 47th and the left-turn “pocket” that will remain. Crews are working right now on the lines at the west end of the project, 62nd-63rd.

8:08 AM No crews at 39th SW yet.

8:27 AM: Couple other things sighted: Hudson is blocked just west of Fauntleroy, while a crew digs up the road. And 40th SW is blocked between Alaska and Edmunds – looks like a portable crane has arrived to take down The Whittaker’s remaining tower crane (we’ll update when we have verified that).

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9:18 AM: As Justin pointed out in comments, and as we have since verified at the scene, this is indeed crane removal, which could continue into tomorrow.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; road-work alerts; weekend Viaduct closure

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

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:59 AM: Good morning! We start again with alerts and reminders:

WEEKEND VIADUCT CLOSURE REMINDER: Highway 99’s twice-yearly inspection is planned for 6 am-6 pm Saturday and Sunday, and WSDOT’s alert points out the Highway 520 bridge will be closed too, which means I-5 will likely have some challenges through downtown.

ROAD-WORK ALERTS:

–Beach Drive SW, south of 61st SW: Last scheduled day of paving.

–Tomorrow and Friday, paving is planned on 39th SW between SW Oregon and Fauntleroy Way.

Surface Spokane work east of the low bridge continues.

7:23 AM: Thanks to Gina for also reminding us that this is the rescheduled start date for SDOT’s Admiral Way Safety Project, though, as noted in the rescheduling announcement last week, it’s weather-dependent, so that could slide.

9:22 AM: Another crash at Olson/Cambridge, same general area as Sunday. (Thanks for the text alert!)

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