Seattle, Komo, Ship Canal Bridge discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
Komo Suzanne Phan takes closer look at the traffic alternatives and the expected chokepoints Monday morning, the detours around the city and region could see a major crush of traffic that'll be rough. But we'll we'll survive. This is a longest closure we've ever had in Puget Sound. It's going to impact all of us, even if you live in Bellevue or you live in Lynnwood at the city's transportation management center workers will monitor traffic twenty four seven they'll be watching for any problems and trying to keep the roads. Clear embarrassment finding alternate routes if you're commuting in and around the city, here's what you can expect first and fourth avenues might be an option for people living in west Seattle. But I five is likely to see most of the diverted traffic people coming from the south Mike choose to go around the city on I. Four five that too. Could see some serious backups though, when divide shut down in two thousand sixteen some alternate routes through Seattle were overwhelmed. The data comes from traffic consultant firm in Rick's, first and fourth avenues between the stadium and Spokane street so travel times jumped twenty nine percent that could add twenty minutes on an hour-long commute the commute from the north came to a crawl drivers move forty four percent slow around the ship canal bridge, a one hour trip became one hour twenty five for those who took I four zero five from Renton and beyond that detour was also hit hard between state route one sixty seven and I ninety bridge trip times grew eighteen percent. That added twelve minutes to an hour long drive. But the worst jams by far those coming on I five south of the city travel times, they're increase fifty-one percent drivers all across the region are going to feel the frustration city leaders cannot emphasize enough give yourself a lot of extra time to get to and from your destination. In Seattle Zan fawn. Komo news smart advice. The date is February fourth that is the target for work to be done in the new tunnel to be open. We'll give you continuous progress. Reports on the work to join the two mile replacement tunnel highway ninety nine on both ends and during the viaduct shutdown expect major parking restrictions in downtown on second and fourth avenues from six in the morning until seven at night. The parking restrictions are meant to keep traffic and city buses moving after the vita closes those stay in place until the new tunnel opens early next month. And be sure to listen to KOMO News Radio during the viaduct closure will keep you posted on where the congestion is. And how you can avoid it. We check traffic every ten minutes on the fours, and it's time right now to do just that with Evans Smith. Still looks like we are blocking one lane on one thirtieth the northbound left lane just north of this on Greenwood avenue just north of thirtieth actually taking a left lane here looks like a disabled vehicle other than that looking pretty good on the roadways gist. A little bit of slowing on southbound at the Seattle squeeze making way between say Lake City way in the ship canal bridge and and report the west Seattle.