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"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"West Seattle Bridge South 25 into Seattle struggles from 80 £50.4 or five bumper to bumper from 5 20 into Newcastle. Next KOMO traffic at 3 14 checking the weather Now. Here's meteorologist Kristin Clark. A few lucky ones had light rain this morning. But that rain chances now long done here in Western Washington, even though we're still tracking showers and isolated thunderstorms. In the far northeast corner of the state this afternoon. Now that is a concern, because any lightning from thunderstorms could ignite additional brushfires east of the Cascades. Something to be on the lookout for for the next couple of hours, otherwise or whether remains quiet here west of the Cascades through the rest of this week. We stay comfortable in the sixties low seventies for another day tomorrow before a subtle warmup takes us into the eighties. For the upcoming weekend Weather Center meteorologist Kristin Clark. Partly cloudy skies here at Seattle Center We have 70 KOMO news time. 36 are in the middle of 20 minutes of nonstop news on comic an afternoon Lisa. Hey, good to be with you this afternoon. It's gorgeous out there isn't it And we are several days into Washington's new mass policy. You only have to wear one. If you're not vaccinated, but has come was Brian Calvert found out there's at least one industry still requiring face coverings vaccine or not, it seems like a no brainer to this woman. Our industry. It's still highly recommended. She owns a salon hair, Manny's and Pettis. It's a very intimate close contact service, right? We have no way of social distancing. And some appointments run longer than three hours. She's requiring masks for everyone. Other businesses are choosing to do the same in customers. If you go inside any large store around here, the majority of customers are still wearing masks, even though we know many of them are vaccinated. Every single life is somebody somebody right and I include myself in there that my grandmother died of Covid meet.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"The West Seattle Bridge of Crash there was blocking the H O V lane. No one has. It's still a bit hesitation right behind that, too. About the opera curve. Our next report is a 1 34 Men stuff. Come on Traffic. This afternoon. Very pleasant around Western Washington. Of those mostly sunny skies highs today low to mid sixties and then overnight we're gonna drop down to the mid forties is clouds increase than tomorrow. Most of Cadiz guys and showers, especially during the afternoon in the cup of the center of the Rings on Come on news, NBC Entertainment news Going down. She was the daughter of Greek immigrants. But it was playing shares meddling but well, meaning Italian mother in the 1987 romantic Comedy Moonstruck that one Olympia Dukakis, the best supporting actress Oscar at age 56 head, Merlyn Slop. Other memorable film roles included Steel Magnolias, Mr Holland's Opus and Away from her, A Family statement says Dukakis died after months of declining health and his quote. Finally at Peace. Olympia Dukakis was 89 night Cord signed off in 1992 after nine seasons, but we're getting a reboot of the legal comedy with deadline reporting Former the Big Bang theory. Starr Melissa Roush will stop. Arias judge every stone daughter of the original Syria's Judge, Harry Stone, played by the late Harry Anderson. No word on a debut day to smoldering intensity and Dwayne The Rock Johnson is 49 Sunday. I'm Christopher Watson, ABC News Art Sanders with another co Moh extra restaurant delivery and take out doesn't have to be so wasteful, says King County ICO Consumer Tom Watson. One of the best way is to reduce waste with your restaurant, take out and delivery. Is to opt out when you can, from the unwanted plastic utensils, napkins and condiment packets that would otherwise come with your order..
When will the West Seattle Bridge be fixed, and how much will it cost?
"Has been nearly a year since the West Seattle Bridge closed down because of the cracking concrete, and now we're getting some prediction on when it might be open again. Here's Chris Sullivan, and that prediction is the end of June 2022 that is the target goal for returning traffic to the West Seattle Bridge, But that's about a space Civic is the city can be. I would like to be very, very specific about the time and date when you will be able to drive across the bridge. I cannot give that to you today that Seattle's mobility director, Heather Marks, who also also cautions West Seattle residents that include herself that even when the repairs are complete, that doesn't necessarily mean the traffic is going to immediately return. This is not a repair where we're just going to drop tools when we're done and open up the bridge, too. Traffic. We want to make sure that this is safe and we want to be able to measure and see how the bridge and the repairs respond to additional live load. Drivers should expect that the lanes to will open little by little over the days and weeks after repairs are complete, primarily just for safety and to prevent backups. We also need to think about how to create the conditions under which when we open up that first lane Everybody doesn't you know, heard to the bridge and we have backups from follow. Right, Fareed I five. So we need to think about that to the city has reached the 30% design Fresh Holden milestone on this project, and the request for bids went public yesterday. It's gonna be an interesting partnership. The way that they're doing. This is that they're bringing the contractor on board at this point. That will allow the contractor the winning contractor to work with the city on final design, from 30% completion to the end that allows them to see any potential problems and design as they're doing it that also helps speed up the process. It's expected that the repairs we will begin in November, repairs to the lower Spokane Street Bridge or also included in this contract that needs a little shoring up works and cracked filling, and it also might need some repair to the center locking mechanism. Mark says. It is possible that there will be times when both the high and the low bridge will be closed the same time, But she expects those to be brief. To the extent that we have to close the low bridge. We're gonna aim for weekends or holiday weekends to make sure that we're disrupt. Thing as few people as possible. Now, Speaking of that low bridge discussions are ongoing about how to allow more access to that lower bridge on call. Medical workers have been added to the list of people who can use that bridge while racing to the hospital. But they end up getting it a photo enforcement ticket and then have to prove they were an emergency call to get that wiped away. Not really the most efficient way to do things. Seattle police have told me that automated photo enforcement issued more than 7500 tickets in the 1st 15 days of February. That's just a two week period. But since then, and more the word has gotten out. The city says that more than 2000 fewer vehicles a day are now using that bridge, which means okay, maybe we have a little extra capacity. And there's a big push right now to allow people who need life saving medical care like chemotherapy or dialysis to use the bridge, but The problem is Terminal five, is going to reopen for business on Harbor Island next year. And so the city is worried that if they allow more access now, they'll have to take it away later and they don't want to do that. They don't want to carry that. Briscoe start opening a lot more. We'll be exactly because they're going to see significant amount of freight traffic. And because of that, they're going to see the capacity go away. As for the money, the dollar figures in all of this $175 million is the budget. That covers the repairs to the West Seattle Bridge. The lower Spokane Street Bridge also includes the money already spent for the showing process, traffic mitigation improvements being made in West Seattle. The monitoring work city already has about 124 million of that, and it's aggressively looking for Mawr's, according to Sam, Zimbabwe, the head of the Transportation Department. We're moving are a lot of different paths forward. We don't project that funding is going to be the challenge that Holds us up in this, but we still have some some fresh holds across and make sure that we have the resources needed to bring this resource back online.
Seattle to open more permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Lumen Field Event Center
"Seattle is setting up permanent mass vaccination sites at the lumine field events center also in rainier beach and west seattle seattle mayor. Jenny durkan says the expansion will reach thousands more vulnerable residents each week and thousands more with enough supplies. And i spoke with mayor durkan about this expansion and why it is so needed here. Despite the fact that seattle was the first to kind of experienced both hospitalization deaths of covid because of the hard work sacrifices that the businesses and residents have made we have for the top thirty cities or so in america the lowest level of disease in hospitalization and part of the reason for that is. We're able to stand up just a first in class testing system. We wanna first in class vaccination system and so we're building the infrastructure to make permanent some of our vaccinations sites and to be able to be one of the first cities in the country to vaccinate all of its residents that need to be vaccinated and of course it requires us to get a steady dose of the vaccines. But it's looking like we will in some very excited. They will make a couple of our vaccination sites permanent We'll stand up a mass vaccination site and we'll open additional sites as time permits well. We're the new mass vaccination site you're talking about coming online. The new the new mass vaccination side is going to be what's now called. Bloomfield used to be centurylink people. Think of where the seahawks play. And how about what's going to be going on at the rainier beach and west seattle facilities those way. We'll make the rainier beach and west seattle facilities permanent vaccine sites It's incredibly important just to be able to reach all parts of our community particularly those who've been hardest hit by the virus and we know clearly from the data that Our communities of color in particular have been hit by cove not just the health impacts but the economic impact and the health impacts have been significantly disproportionate. So i'm very excited. We'll be able to keep that rear beach Facility open and have it as a permanent vaccine location and also very excited that we can keep west seattle open because as you know not only are the number of underserved communities in that area but it also because the west seattle bridge it's access to other parts of the city has been significantly diminished. So we've got to bring the vaccine to the people that need it absolutely. You mentioned the communities of color. Do you know what the vaccination rates are looking like when it comes to inoculating these communities much more percentage of the population. Getting the disease and much lower portion. Actually getting the vaccines. That's why the city of seattle has stepped up and are are. We are really providing that equity lens or vaccinations and really proud of seattle fire department. And all the work. They've done but very proud of the community based organizations who have stood up helped us implement a program so that we've been able to do pop up clinics in the communities for those who've been under served and seventy percent of the vaccinations that we've been able to deliver have been to buy pock community. We're really pushing with our community. Based partners to get those people who might not have access to healthcare. They might be hesitant to get the vaccine or have language barriers and by doing that. We're we're reaching the people that that are most vulnerable and need the vaccine. Will you mentioned hesitancy in the groups that you've had discussions with we've heard a lot about this certain communities of color just being simply afraid to get given the us history and medical practices here in our country. But do you really think it's an issue or are we just talking about lack of access to the vaccine. So i think it is both i think right now because we are in the period where they're scarcity. We're working hard to make sure that we get the shots arms and and and getting them to the right people so using the lens for that soon. I think we will have enough vaccine to deliver. And then we'll have to shift to try to get people who would be hesitant to come. You have to remember that. For the last four years the federal government waged war against are immigrants and refugees. It's hard to then turn on a dime and tell them they can now trust government. And so that's why it's very important to have community based partners that people that speak the language or that are trusted messengers and has the new mapping tool created by the university of washington helped you achieve these goals or is there something more that can better serve these bypass communities the tool has been very helpful because it gives us the actual data showing Vice zip code where the disease is most prevalent and so we can see using that tool that we have not been able to reach some of the communities most at risk for the disease that helps us target zip codes but we still need the community based partners who can work with people that they trust to get them to the vaccine sites.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"On the mortgage industry and all things real estate. This is street talk now, with an ear to the pavement of our Northwest stomping grounds. Here's your host of street talk Chris Davies for taking the time to listen to us this morning, talking all things real estates and Right now. Some interesting information from realtor dot com talking about what they consider be considered to be the top 10 markets in the country on essentially, what they're talking about. Here is they're talking about the ability to work from home on not having to go into the office five days a week. I mean, the certain companies like we talked about it many times before where they're saying This is gonna be more of a permit thing. However, people are still gonna want to go into the office, right? So in their in their view, Sacramento's the number one market. Uh, in the country with the median price of 554,000. Its proximity to the Bay Area is one of the primary reasons Why on the fact that obviously it's it's You know if I don't say cheap because I'm not cheap, but it Zamora affordable. The other ladies. Oh Sisko prices. You could call it exactly exactly on that. You know, the number two market is San Jose. The median price point there There was 1.2 million. And that's just because of what it has to offer. Yeah, It's a little bit a little bit insane, However, the interesting thing Regardless of what kind of article you look at that talks about, you know the top 10 markets in the country. One thing of note is Seattle's always in that market. You know, In this particular case, Seattle's number five Boise was, it was the number one market according to them in 2020 on, We certainly heard a lot about Boise. People moving into moving moving there from California, for example, Uh, Charlotte is another popular one. Surprisingly, though they didn't mention any of the Texas City. And I consider the fact that You know, depending on who you talk to. The appreciation in and around Seattle Low people are saying 67%. I have a feeling it's gonna be a little bit higher than that. Well, you had a prediction on the show last week, and I recorded you and I've got a steak dinner on it for 10 years that the median price in Seattle will be 1.6 million in 10 years because you were saying everything doubles in 10 years, So I'm betting on that. Were casting in on this, said Steak dinner in 10 years from now as well, That's true. Maybe the state will be worth about $1000. By then. I already owe Rebecca and Pat a steak dinner from a bet about interest rates. It's going to be a camera your dinner, but it's gonna be Oh, I like that. They those those those are pretty cool. No mortgage to get one of those dinners. That's funny. Um, you know, one thing that we haven't talked about much here is You know, in the summertime when the Conversation was grossed about the West Seattle Bridge. I'm about how it had to be repaired or they weren't quite sure what they were going to do. There was a lot of euro with call of calling into the show. Talking about how they were gonna sell how they were going to liquidate the real estate holdings in West Seattle. And now it's interesting to look back upon and do just for six month review. There was an article that times about it really well. While the appreciation was just a little bit less, there was still appreciation. Compared to this compared to the Seattle core, Andre It was the effect of the bridge. We're home. Holden, west Seattle. This in 2020 then did in 2019. So I mean, you could look at it from a couple of perspectives. Yes, there were people that left because of all of that, And but There are people that left all over the city going further east further north or even in another state altogether for West Seattle, the appreciation to just be slightly affected and yet have more sales. We all stop people moving into west Seattle that once that sort of Ah, you know, the bridge did not matter to them. And to be honest with you. We have, you know, it's we don't have some of the same. Issues with encampments and stuff in in West Seattle and the crime that we're seeing elsewhere in the city, so it's just become sort of a little destination community. I couldn't agree more will touch a little bit more in the next segment Spokes. The number to the show is a 44 talk one on one or you can email us info at street talk and w dot.
Seattle car tabs: Designate for bridges only
"Tabs, right? We wanted to talk about car tabs and how In the Seattle City budget yesterday, the council budget that they passed there's that $20 extra car tabs. Just when we found out that car tabs you know what I 9 76 working. We were going to get a break from that. So Seattle added another 20 bucks. To their car tabs, but It was about what it was going to go for. So this was all page towards the end of the budget process. And essentially Lisa Herbold wanted it to be out there to cover some of the investments in bridge maintenance. Because Seattle got a terrible city audit, saying they should be spending 34 million or so a year on maintaining the bridges and which is, of course, a big deal because of the West Seattle Bridge right now and all of the other bridges. We're only spending the only spent 6.6 million a year. They're supposed to be spending 3 34. So you know, she said, Let Z do this. This 20 bucks car tabs of the wood. I think it would bring in 3.5 around million dollars next year and then double that for the years after so, But then they got all all mucky because of the last minute they wanted to say, You know what? Let's wait. Let's go ahead and have a stakeholder group get together and we'll see if we want to give it to the people who want to ride the transit and walk and bike. Um, you know, and or do we want to put into the bridges? So when this captivated yesterday, we obviously had issues with Lisa Herbold, who was concerned, concerned that the council is handing the decision of whether we should provide funding necessary to partially implement auditor recommendations to a stakeholder group who might decide that the fund should be used for other purposes. Now. Councilman's Camels Council member, Alex Peterson was also not very happy, disappointed. The initial proposal on the dedication of these resource is for bridge maintenance didn't go through. I will be voting in favor again today at the full council, but remain committed that if not this funding resource at the end of the stable or process. That this council continue to look for for ways to find additional resource is to meet the The greatness of funding goals outlined in the recent audit on four bridge maintenance on that this still be considered a potential source as we go through the community stakeholder process. So he wants to keep that on the table, even wrote an op ed. I believe about it in the times today, just like right got done with that vote and said, When I hadn't wrote it wrote it up, but he wouldn't He voted for it now. The other controversy here was Really? We're gonna add more taxes to people right now that Mork our tabs, But Lorena Gonzalez made this clear oaks through the end of the year will be paying $80 and their vehicle license fee is starting in 2021 that will be reduced to a total of $40. So this is not an increase. So that's because the $60 car tab that everybody pays in Seattle right now to pay for bus service expires at the end of the year, leaving the $20.1 that exists, and then that this new $20.1 so you're going from Haiti to 40 is what your point is. So it could
Seattle Mayor Selects Repair, Not Replace, for West Seattle Bridge
"The west seattle bridge is getting a second life. Mayor jenny durken opted to repair the bridge. Instead of immediately building a replacement city is projecting the bridge to open again in twenty twenty two and will start work on designing permanent replacement soon. Durken's said she hopes the repairs might by the city time to get funding for the project from congress
The West Seattle Bridge will open to public traffic by mid-2022
"On what to do with the cracking West Seattle Bridge Repair is how the city's Department of Transportation will proceed there. Jenny Durkin says the big concern with a replacement options was that they wouldn't be able to get the money permits and environmental reviews in time to keep up with the tight schedule, Durkin says they also have to plan for the future. The greatest risk with the repair scenario is that we don't know how it will operate on Their load conditions, so Seattle Department of Transportation we'll continue with studying a replacement for this bridge. Engineers have said that this will last between 15 and 40 years. They also have to be prepared to switch to replacement option if the repaired bridge can't handle the load. Repairs are expected to get the bridge re opened by mid 2022. In our first
West Seattle Bridge: Mayor Durkan OKs repair job instead of replacement
"Way way the the city city will will move move forward. forward. Almost Almost Ryan Ryan Harris Harris has has more more of of the the decision decision to to repair repair the the bridge. bridge. After After weighing weighing all all the options. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin says full replacement of the bridge would take money they wouldn't be able to get without pushing the reopening schedule back, which she says would further inhibit port and other critical traffic. So she says, repair is the way with money they can get and a reopening projected for mid 2022, as well as a move toward reduced car traffic. 10 50. In 20 years from that we should be a city that is not reliant on vehicles and cars. We need to be moving to, um, or climate friendly options. The work on now to stabilize the bridge is part of the repair plans. But it still leaves the option of replacement on the table because how the repairs respond to weather changes, and the way to full traffic could force them down a path of replacement. Otherwise repair is expected to keep the bridge working another 15 to 40 years. Ryan Harris come on news to new covert testing sites are about to open in King County, Dr. Mark
Mayor Durkan wants to repair, not replace, the cracked West Seattle Bridge
"Bridge will be repaired, which is expected to get it reopened the most quickly by mid 2022 Mayor Jenny Durkin says she weighed safety cost and timing and that repair is the best option because of the risk that permitting and environmental studies could slow the process. This corridor is just too critical toe let the schedule slipped by months, let alone years We know that repair will get us reconnected the fastest, But I also know that we have to plan for redundancies and the future the repair option all Who buys them time to secure funding and design and eventual bridge replacement That might need happen sooner if load and whether tests on the repairs don't go as planned, Otherwise they expect the bridge will last between 15 and 40 years after repairs are completed.
Seattle City Council backs new $20 car-tab fee but debates how it should be spent
"A new Seattle car tab fee questions how the money raised should be spent almost Corwin Hank reports. One proposal upsets climate activists, members of the City Council Budget Committee have approved renewal of a $20 car tab fee to replace an expiring fi. Previously this money has funded transit and walk ability. Improvements correct about dedicating the source for bridge maintenance. That's Kelsey Beshir in public comments, noting that some on the council support dedicating some of the proceeds to Maintaining the city's older bridges bite the pandemic. There is still a lot of transit need out there, and the $20 increase in the deal left could provide tens of thousands of hours in critical access for people during this time. At the same time, problems with the West Seattle Bridge illustrate the critical role bridges play in overall mobility. If the full council passes the car tab fee as expected, more discussion is expected on how to spend that money.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Repair the cracking West Seattle Bridge. What does that all mean for you? Let's bring in our traffic guru Chris Sullivan for details. Traffic traffic No more trap. Hey, sully. Morning, guys. How we doing Good. So was this a big surprise? There was this the way they were leaning all along. Well, Was it a big surprise to me Because I was I spoke to the mayor last night on. She gave us her decision last night, but we were asked to hold it until nine o'clock this morning when she had her press conference, But I kind of have been flowed back and forth. I think, as she did, throughout this whole process of what you thought was best. Very placement sounded great. But boy was going to take really long repair sounds the fastest and it's the cheapest but will it really work? So in the mayor admitted she was leaning replacement, especially when we got that rapid replacement issue coming up, you know, late in the game, or we can get this done Brand new bridge. We did it in New York, and it's only going to cost you only gonna take three years. Um, and then everyone kind of realized. Well, I don't think we can get that done in the Seattle process with the permitting and all that stuff and Repair makes the most sense for west Seattle. The bottom line is we got to get a lifeline back to West Seattle. Those that community is just just getting just getting hurt. Big time. I mean, you talk to all the businesses over there. They are barely making it By plus all the neighborhoods that are taking all the extra traffic repair makes the most sense. But We don't know if it's 100% feasible. I mean, the city says it can get 15 to 40 years out of it will see. Well, you just brought up my next question, which was get 15 to 40 more years. It doesn't seem like that's such a prudent. Financial decision given that this bridge that was supposed to last us what 75 years, 100 years didn't even make half that or made half that? Yeah, it was. It was supposed to last 70. We got about 35 out of it. Now you take things into all the engineers, even the outside engineers that were brought in to look at this believed that this repair can get 15 to 40 more years out of it. The on Lee X factor we have At this point is the fact that the shoring work that's not going under way, which is technically part of the repair work and the stabilization. The post tension ng of the steel Inside hasn't gone through a full winter cycle. We haven't gone through a full winter when we know how that changes. The cold weather changes the way the concrete reacts, and so if they realize come March You know, it didn't really do too well over cold weather. They may have to just go right to replacement anyway. So the proof is going to be in the pudding over the next couple of months as to whether or not this bridge will be able to Maybe get At 15 to 40, and then they'll be able to go forward with the bottom line is we get people back on that bridge if this works by 2022, which is really important for the people of West Seattle. You have a special number to call the mayor because we've been trying to get the mayor on our show. He talked to her last night. I just want to let you do that. Well, our transportation reporters we We have our ways to speak with the mayor. They actually set up something for us to kind of get a head start on this so we would know the transportation reporters. There aren't many of us. Who concentrate on this, so we were able to speak with her last night. It's not like I called her up and said Hey, mayor, what's up? No, I It was set up for we believe me are selling. Let's get down to brass tacks, man. Look, I know. Look, this is great. This is awesome. This is amazing for all the great people with Seattle. They need this. I'm glad they're not gonna be replacing that are gonna be repairing it. All right. What's the ticket man? What we're talking about. What's it was to take you? What? What is it gonna cost on our on our pockets? Way? Get regular attacks there. Get maybe some more tabs. Tell me what's the deal, man? Well, right now the city of this council has already set aside for $70 million. They kind of moved funds around to help begin. The repair the shoring work that's underway. They have authorized $100 million in debt that they could go for next year. Doesn't we're not going to be there isn't going to be some special tax for the West Seattle Bridge. However, the discussion this week of Seattle at the City Council of that $20 car tab feet, potentially going toward West Seattle Bridge amongst other things is still kind of in play, so you could see that go up and it's $47 million on the front end to build up. The problem with the repair over replacement is that there is longer term maintenance that we're gonna be paying for this bridge over its life span to make sure that the repairs sticks. S O. There is going to be some back end that they haven't quite estimated how much it's gonna cost. I would not anticipate a new tax in Seattle. But this is the Seattle City Council, and we know how much they like taxing, so we'll have to wait and see. But right now it doesn't look that way. Actually, there is that one proposal about $20 additional in car taps, and that would be to pay for road maintenance. Record in the West Seattle break. Exactly so I think right now there are three City council members behind that. Yeah, And they were also going to look at whether or not to reinstate the $60 car tab that everyone has been paying in Seattle that goes primarily to transit. They held off on that.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Says That amount is similar to levels we saw in March and April, The Special Board of Health Meeting will take place at 5 30. You can watch it online. We'll have a link for you at Cosmo news dot com slash hot links It took several months, but a Tacoma native, has finally been reunited with his girlfriend and new born son. Almost Brian Calvert reports. The family was separated because the pandemic earlier this year too common native Aaron Johnson and his partner, Carla decided she should go to Mexico and have her baby there's around by her family. That's right about the time covert 19 was making its presence known across North America. When it was time for Carla and Baby Lucas to return stateside. They couldn't even though Lucas was a U. S citizen, they didn't have the proper paperwork. Aaron tells the news Tribune. He tried to submit everything. Lucas is birth certificate. And all we got back from them, Wass. We're shut down in death. No, Erin was able to get to Mexico for a short visit to see his newborn son the first time that I've picked him up and then then I laid him down and I saw me and he just got a smile in space. By tearing up thinking about it. They tried all summer, and finally, with help from a congressman. They received a passport for Little Lucas after seven months. The family was reunited last week. All three are now in their new home in Colorado. Brian Calvert. Camo News. The future of the Hunt, Stable West Seattle Bridge is still unclear here. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin. We gotta get this saying up on going eight months into the closure of the West Seattle Bridge, and the decision to repair or replace the cracking structure can't come fast enough. The impacts of this bridge being out cannot be overstated hundreds of businesses without critical immediate access to the city. Neighbor spending hours and traffic. We need this bridge restored as soon as possible after more than a dozen meetings in the near 100 page, cost benefit analysis of various options to consider many task force members sharing their verdict repairs really the best decision leaning towards replacement because I think we have to Sooner. These long term almost Cara costume, it says Task Force members are evenly split. On what to Dio Comeau news time. 5 34 time to check the drive like we do every 10 minutes on the fours, and here's Tammy Bennett. And the driver out of west Seattle so far isn't looking too bad. But Del Ridge is pretty heavy today. Our big deal is.
West Seattle Bridge still closed
Repair or replace? 7 options to fix West Seattle Bridge presented Wednesday
"Seattle Bridge Community taskforce, inching closer to making a recommendation on whether to repair or replace the bridge who repaired bridge could safely reopened by 2022. For roughly $47 million, but maintenance and other costs skyrocket. A partial replacement could be finished by 2026 potentially last 75 years with a price tag of roughly $383 million. Other option has emerged over the last week is being called a rapid replacement that will replace the superstructure in three years. The task force will meet again next Wednesday. Two
Decision time for the West Seattle Bridge
"About what to do about the West Seattle Bridge are scheduled Wednesday, A city leaders decide whether to repair or rebuild. The city's Department of Transportation indicates that replacing the bridge might be the best option where Jenny Durkan is expected to announce whatever the final decision is in about 10 days.
SDOT promises smaller projects to help cope with West Seattle Bridge closure
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Region. Carol the accuser, she tweeted. Resident trumps six Bill bar against her. It's time to check the drive on this Wednesday morning, then tougher. Cuomo TRAFFIC update with Kira Jordan With all of our wild fires, we have a lot of road closures and the Sumner and Bonney Lake area so some of the bigger roads that are closed include highway for 10 between Anja Line and 166. The summer taps highway close between 68 then sell taps drive. South taps closed from Sumner taps to Myers Road and then Myers Road that's blocked from South taps. The highway for tense is sort of a big square there that's blocked off south of that area. McCutchen that's closed from 96 2, Fennel Creek roads like road that's quick block between McCutchen and Angela. I'm also highway for 10 that's blocked east of Eden Club between Mile post 29 33. Worth 95 slowing down. Traveling through Tacoma City Center, We find ah little bit of crowding right in the seat Tack area and then busy again, often on from the West Seattle Bridge to the convention center North and 167 will be slow and go between highway, 18 and Willis Street crowding again right at four or five in north and four or five continues to build around sunset. Our next Cuomo traffic at 6 24 traffic This time is brought to you by only Orth o the world class physicians that only Ortho asked the South sound. Why take a long, stressful drive? When Ali Ortho was right in your own backyard? Only Ortho has your back your knee, your hips, your shoulder, you get it. Only Ortho dot com Your life in motion. There's the Cuomo forecast still dealing with an air quality alert in effect until tomorrow morning, so there's a little bit of Apache smoke essence in the air. Much better than yesterday..
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"The West Seattle Bridge. Or found four or five remains Pack from the Valley Freeway all the way into Newcastle. Our next Comeau traffic up 8 24 and there's the Cuomo forecast another beautiful stretch of weather. Continuing sunny skies a high today about 75 increasing clouds Tonight You may see partly sunny skies when you wake up in the morning, then gradually clearing high about 78 Sunny and 78 for Friday for the weekend, maybe some morning clouds but still looking at clearing and highs in the mid seventies. Days this weekend. It is sunny in downtown CF 58 right now. Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on ly 24 hour news station. Comeau News 8 16 right now. But thanks for starting your Wednesday morning with the CO Mo Morning news, along with Manda Factor, I Greg Hershel. Frank lenses that the editors Hurricane Laura is expected to be a Category four storm when it reaches Texas and Louisiana tonight. It'll bring catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding. Forecasters are warning people they only have a few more hours to protect, prepare and protect both life and property. Some areas they say, could see storm surges highest 20 ft. Laura's maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour to become a cat four storm, They'll go up to 130 or higher. Two people were shot to death and a third person was wounded and overnight protests in Wisconsin over the police shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend. The Kenosha shot a county sheriff says the shooting occurred near a gas station. The FBI's investigating.
Seattle City Council committee votes to loan $70M for West Seattle bridge repair
"Threats from lasers and the Seattle Police Foundation is doing something to protect them. Sherry's gag her with the foundation says they've started a got your six campaign, which means got your back. She spoke with Jon Carl's from from our sister station K. V. I. So our goal without you sick is to raise 365,000 over the next month to show Seattle police officers that the community has their back 365 days of the year. And our first commitment is to purchase laser eye protection for all SPD officers. So far they have raised more than $80,000 toward their $365,000 goal. Student teachers say they
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"The Corona virus deaths here. Frank Lindsay CAMO news Seattle Department of Transportation, calls it a major milestone and its effort to either repair or replace the West Seattle Bridge. The department has selected the infrastructure solutions firm HNTB Corporation. To design the West Seattle Bridge replacement. The work will be needed regardless of whether the city of decides to repair or replace the bridge is the next step, or the firm's tasks will be to complete a study in order to determine the type size and location of the bridge or tunnel replacement. The city shut down the bridge March 23rd after diagonal cracks grew 2 ft in two weeks. Another busy bridge won't be available for your use. This weekend. The Department of Transportation is shifting lanes on the 5 20 floating bridge near month like Boulevard. To create work zones for the construction of a new lid over the freeway. So the 5 20 Bridge will be closed in both directions this weekend, starting at 11 P.m. Friday until 5 A.m. Monday 704 and coming up on the co mo morning news, taking attendance and counting grades. I'm Carleen Johnson, Seattle School superintendent revealing more details about the new remote learning plan. Now let's talk about the traffic with Cuomo. Traffic update from Pierre A Jordan Well, slow drives Continue on eastbound 5 12. Working your way between the mall and pioneer in the north bound 167 will be slow and go from highway for 10 into Pacific. Some pockets of slowing from highway 18 2 to 77th and then heavy again right as you're approaching 405 nor found four or five working the brake pedal, starting just south of state Route 1692 about northeast 44th. Well, not much, slowing it down south down four or five into Bellevue. But South and I five that continues to get heavier from the four or five split much of the way to state route 104 amount like terrorists North on I five is slow going through Tacoma City Center. It's a busy drive in Seattle from the north End of Boeing Field to Seneca North Bound 99 is still busy around the First Avenue South Bridge, and we've been working with power outages in the Georgetown area of Seattle. So if you come across a dark traffic light, just treat that as an always stop and use extra caution. Our next to Cho Mo traffic got 7 14 traffic This time is brought to you by only Ortho. Passionate, prompt, personalized care for whatever pickle you're in holy orders. Rapid urgent care for orthopedic injuries is open seven days a week from 10 A.m. to 7.
Metro Transit Releases Action Plan for West Seattle Bridge Closure
"Get get in in and and out out of of west west Seattle Seattle while while the the high high level level bridge bridge is out of commission. The agency's first plan assumes the lower Spokane Street bridge will stay open. If recent issues with the lower bridge though, force it to close, Metro warns there second plan would be much more disruptive and would involve rerouting all downtown bound buses to West marginal and on to First Avenue South. Lifeguards returning to the
SDOT expected to complete 'important work' in stabilizing West Seattle Bridge Monday
"Cruiser installing work platforms on the West Seattle Bridge, which has been shut down since March because of cracking it's all being done so that crews can get up there and stabilize the bridge for any work that may come next. New work platforms can each hold 10 people and once those are up in underneath the bridge each will be fastened to the bridge with breaking cable said the platforms can be moved back and forth. That way. They can access different areas of the bridge. This's going to give Cruz The access they need to reach those cracks. They're going to inject a poxy into each of the cracks. Also, they're adding some steel cables for stabilization work platforms will be under the bridge for at least the next three months, when the next step of the replacement puzzle should come clearer into view. There are three options to replace the West Seattle Bridge being considered. Three more to repair it. That's almost Denise Whitaker.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. My alright will be prepared for it around the sound now ever. It's 70. We have 76 in Tacoma. And 75 in downtown Seattle. You're in the middle of 20 minutes of nonstop news on co mo it six of six It's an emergency. That declaration from Mayor Jenny Durkan aboutthe cracked and closed West Seattle Bridge Cuomos to Romero as Maura mayor signed an emergency proclamation opening the door for state and federal aid for repairs and the ability to expedite that work. The residents feeling trapped without the bridge for nearly four months, Heather Marks with the Seattle Department of Transportation says Honestly, it doesn't mean very much to them accepted it traditions their department of Transportation. Better to access the things that we need. To both fund and address the problems with the bridge. She says The declaration may help get federal aid faster, but more importantly, it increases those funding options. Mark says. There's still no decision on whether they'll fix or replace the bridge so she can't say what dollar amount they might be asking for. In federal aid. See Romero Comeau News. Meantime, this weekend repairs will happen in one of the main alternate routes to the West Seattle Bridge. Almost Paris. Jackson Moore on the partial shutdown of the First Avenue South Bridge. Start planning Now this Sunday, Major repairs get underway on the North bound side of S R 99 along the First Avenue South Bridge the decking is wearing and so we're going to replace 14 of the steel panels. That make up the bridge deck. The closures will be Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Don't worry about construction on Fridays and Saturdays. Tom Pierce says the product has been in the works for about a year but for drivers and unfortunately coincides with another significant closure. The West Seattle Bridge. This is gonna be a big deal for people who travelled from the West Seattle area and then south of Seattle because this is the main route in now, with the West Seattle Bridge closed washout is working with Seattle Dio ti to give you other travel routes. They just say plan ahead. The lower school can. Street bridge will be open to traffic, but we're really encouraging drivers to think about where they want to go. Perhaps too cool. International Boulevard might be a better option. Also consider the South Park Bridge or five. Paris Jackson come, Onis appears county couples still recovering from Cove in 19 sharing their story in hopes other people could learn from their experience. Here's.
Mayor Durkan declares West Seattle Bridge a city emergency
"Six It's an emergency. That declaration from Mayor Jenny Durkan aboutthe cracked and closed West Seattle Bridge Cuomos to Romero as Maura mayor signed an emergency proclamation opening the door for state and federal aid for repairs and the ability to expedite that work. The residents feeling trapped without the bridge for nearly four months, Heather Marks with the Seattle Department of Transportation says Honestly, it doesn't mean very much to them accepted it traditions their department of Transportation. Better to access the things that we need. To both fund and address the problems with the bridge. She says The declaration may help get federal aid faster, but more importantly, it increases those funding options. Mark says. There's still no decision on whether they'll fix or replace the bridge so she can't say what dollar amount they might be asking for.
Another West Seattle Bridge in Trouble
"There is now a second west. Seattle Bridge with cracks in it. The low rise bridge that sits in the shadow of the badly cracked high-rise span is also needed repairs. KYW's John Ryan reports. The low bridge is the only direct link between West Seattle and downtown now that the high bridge is closed repairs and possible demolition Michael Harold with the Seattle Department of Transportation says the low bridges cracks can be repaired, and this bridge can stay open at this moment time it is not deep cracking, and it is not even remotely analogous to the situation happening. Happening on the High Rise Bridge even so the city is lowering the weight limit and speed limit on the low bridge to reduce wear and tear. The city is known of these cracks for a year more a preliminary study in April found that parts of the bridge near the cracks weren't strong enough to support traffic engineers then did a more detailed study, and the city concluded in June that the bridge was safe to drive on records, requests and reporting by the Seattle Times led the department to publicly discussed the cracks for the first time on Tuesday
Tolling in the mix as a funding option to pay for West Seattle Bridge fix
"Have started talking how to pay for repairing or replacing the West Seattle Bridge and yes, what's in the mix Tolly. Bortles. Chris has the latest on this. We don't know what the total B no, but it's being, but it's being wrapped up like a gift so that it can When it's open, weaken under a pit and see this beautiful new bridge. Well, maybe maybe not paid for it. Yeah, because right now we don't know if we're going to replace it and repair it. That decision still hasn't been made seriously. There's still talking that yes, they think this wrap could actually make it traffic worthy o. The rap would allow them to get it on there tool to make whatever fixed I think that all of the rap is going to do is to keep it from crumbling on its own and to pray, give a little extra ability to put load on it to see what they could do to try to repair it. But we haven't made that choice yet. Right now. We're talking about financing whatever decision They do come up with in downtown mobility Director Heather Mark says. Everything is on the table. You need to explore every funding option because my favorite joke about this is we're going to need five bucks from everybody. It's unlikely that anyone funding option is going to be enough. So we have to pursue every funding options. And if you alluded to day that includes the T word, which is now tolling. Right now. There is no real understanding of what tolling would actually mean for this project, or how much tolling would be needed to help fund it. Mark says. A complete investment grade traffic and revenue study will be done to get at those answers. It's gonna investigate tolling scenarios and related traffic diversion. That traffic diversion has an impact. And so this study would help us described and understand what kind of impact that diversion would have on the rest of the system. As you would imagine. Even the thought of tolling is that something that people in west Seattle are really fired up about one in terms of being for it. Dan Austin runs a restaurant in West Seattle. His Well, his customers have been telling them. Yeah, I don't think people are gonna riot. If there is a toll is been very clear from my customer base in evil I speak with, he says West. Seattle's been through enough, West Seattle said 12 years of traffic disruption between the Spokane Street whitening Vaida tear down, And now this this wonderful project we're going to get charged for being disconnected from the rest of the region. It's gonna It's gonna be a hard sell for folks. So when we say everything is on the table, I mean, we're talking federal dollars grants, loans moving current dollars from other projects and priorities, and you know the shell game that goes on there. There could even be a citywide ballot measure to approve new taxes to fund this project. I mean, they're grasping at straws to try to find ways to finance this certainly concerned the way that the federal component of projects like this has gone down over the last several decades, and you know through a pandemic. It's not like people are opening up their wallets to these kinds of things. As for the bridge itself. Contractor task was shoring up the cracking span is close to getting the first sections of carbon fibre rap installed. We are excited to be on the bridge and doing this work to stabilize it on significantly mineral minimise the risk of collapse in the future. City Bridge. Engineer Matt Donahue says the contractor should be hoisting the work platform into place on Monday. They're cutting holes in the bridge. So that we can take wire rope hoists that air amounted to steel frames. Place them on the top of the bridge, dropped those wire ropes down through the holes that we cut for access. Then pick up a lifting frame that's currently sitting next to the bridge. Then they're going to do some post tensioning work to try to shore things up. Take the load off. The bearing that's having the problems there on the on one of the piers, get it out of the way, and then they're going to start with carbon fibre rapping. As for the replacement side of the equation, the city will take a complete look at the tunnel option that was made clear during the task force meeting yesterday. That's going to be added to the cost benefit analysis, So it appears the tunnel is going to get at least a fair shake from the experts as a potential replacement. Going forward to this cracking span. I'm trying to imagine how this is gonna work. So there's this carbon rap doesn't come on rolls like cellophane, and they just wrap it around the concrete. It's basically I think, as I describe it to you before it looks and feels too. My best guess kind of what you do with a cast these days. You know that kind of the you know the ones that colored cast And you and yes, you mean you wrap it around, and what it's trying to do is, you know, keep the cracks from moving at a little, You know, add the support to it so they can actually put people up on the bridge safely. That will help mitigate Yes. So they're basically going to wrap it there. Some pictures will be upon the bridge just to wrap it. Don't that is correct and underneath. That's what this lifting platform is going to do. I mean, they're going to put the giant Hoisting mechanisms. They're on the bridge. But and then you know, short up from that way from underneath and around and then do the post tensioning. So it's It's Yeah, me. Basically, it is what it is. They're just going to wrap it in this carbon fibre to make it as strong as it possibly can be to handle the extra load and see if they can Restricts some of this. The cracking in its start turning this thing, the other
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Medford said it's having enough cash reserves on hand to make it through the closures and slow re openings Charlie harder komo news well the damage west Seattle bridge remains closed a low bridge might be getting busier so right now the low bridge is for first responders buses and freight only but with the high rise bridge cracked and closed for the foreseeable future the west Seattle bridge community task force is looking at ways to mitigate traffic before it gets heavier heather marks with the Seattle department of transportation says they're recommending the low bridge be open to school buses and to all traffic from nine PM to five AM seven days a week this hopefully will reduce the stress that some parents are feeling wondering how they're going to get their kids to school in the fall the department said last week that all its monitoring equipment on the bridge gave them no reason to believe that they couldn't repair it but the task force is looking at whether it should be repaired C. Romero come on news six thirty four let's get over to channel four for a check now on our come traffic good evening we Stalin Bellevue's southbound four oh five it's just before south east eighth street it's taking up the HOV lane there is a state patrol unit there on the scene and that's causing a bit of a distraction in the five areas still seeing some slowing on southbound fight between Porter way and fifty fourth Avenue that's going to add an extra five minutes your commute and we still have a crush in Puyallup on westbound highway five twelve that's right there at highway one sixty one sticking up the left lane traffic is backed up from highway one sixty seven this report is sponsored by Michael shipping go Michael shipping goes back and they're practicing safe social distancing this may be the new normal but you can still have fun at Michael shipping out there open and hope to see you soon I next contract back at.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Everybody Mason might hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday nine eight ninety seven threes the state roofing tacks line if you want to be a part of the conversation that's a great way to reach out to us during the show Mike I'm I'm very excited to to talk to our next guest here we we all know that the west Seattle bridge is closed it has been closed since March twenty third and what are we going to do about it seems to be the big question and so now there is a a citizen task force that has been assembled it is it is co chaired by Paulina Lopez she's a do I miss river community advocate and a former mayor of Seattle Greg Nichols and they are going to sort of contribute some ideas listen to some ideas and figure out how we can solve the traffic mess that day is going to be happening now that this bridge is going to be closed and probably need to be replaced and so joining us now Cairo nights is former mayor of Seattle Greg Nichols thanks for talking to you good evening mayor Nichols this is still a question on about whether or not the bridge can be rehabbed and eke some time out of it while long term plan is put in place or a question of whether or not just bite the bullet now tear it down and start on something new is a community task force going to be dealing with any of those issues are just primarily how do we manage in west Seattle without our major arterial to downtown Seattle no we will be advising the mayor on a range of issues including whether we think that the repair of the current bridge makes sense from a cost benefit analysis or whether we should go immediately to opt for a permanent replacement for it we were going to try and figure out how to mitigate the impact on people who relied on the bridge and on the neighborhoods in the south a two one ratio area who are impacted by the new traffic that's going through their neighborhood so we're gonna look at that peace and then we're gonna take a look at what you know what should be a replacement lookalike whether it's done now or in a few years when repaired bridge would would hit the end of its useful life which is no more than ten years what I mean if you had to when you first saw this and thought all playing out not to presume what the community task force is going to come up with but I mean on the natural lease from my point of view seem like why not just devote yourselves to replacing it because that it's just such a short lifespan when it gets fixed and it's gonna take a while to fix anyway does it does it in any way speeded along if if you move directly to a new bridge orders or am I misunderstanding the situation no you're you're you are expressing the questions that were going to try an answer through this process how difficult would be repaired me how expensive would it be how reliable would it be verses going directly to either a full replacement or if there are parts of the bridge that are still good but partial replacement looking at the seventy five year a life so so those are unanswered questions and we're gonna be working very very hard to try and find those answers share them with the public and and then give our best advice to the mayor on how to proceed I know there's been discussion for a long time and about light rail and getting light rail to west Seattle to connect that there is there is there any talk any consideration about maybe incorporating that into a new bridge plan yes that'll be one of the one of the things that we we look at whether that makes sense if it if it saves a significant amount of money and potentially hi in then that's something we'll look very very closely at on the other hand one of the things you lessons perhaps we've learned here is redundancy if we had for instance kept the old four lane west Seattle bridge that was still working even after the ship at the other one we would have four lanes coming in and out instead of the two lane swing bridge that replaced it redundancy in a transportation system is is a benefit and will lead the way that the potential cost savings along with the potential benefit of the logo of redundancy like rail went out we still have the vehicle bridge of the vehicle bridge went out we still have the light rail that can have a question what about the the ancillary traffic movement ideas are used specifically going to stay with the bridge and focus tightly on that or are you folks also going to have discussions about expanded water taxis rerouted fairies chains to surface street configuration all of those.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Sheeran's find your momentum insys here and this is twenty four seven news on komo news take a live look at the west Seattle bridge tonight we'll have to wait until next year to find out if the bridge can even be repaired that decision will be made until after the Spanish shored up and stabilized to prevent more cracking for now it's closed to traffic in the work to stabilize the bridge won't be done until next spring at the same time as we are doing some of the design work around shoring and design this spring we'll have a better understanding of whether and if the repair is possible and as you might imagine figuring that out let's go to the expense of the city could spend thirty three million dollars just to stabilize the bridge and ultimately decide not even to use it again estancias repairs would only give the bridge another ten years of life right now researchers around the world are working on a code nineteen vaccine when it's available you could get protection without a shot 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their approach gets the covert nineteen protection we need into our systems through the skin but despite relying on hundreds of tiny needles the patch avoids the pain of shots we all hate and they don't cause any bleeding the needles are very short so there just long enough to penetrate the outer layers of the skin so that we get good delivery but not long enough to hit any pain receptors or blood vessels that's just one simple side benefit the vaccine and delivery system they're developing a pet also uses inexpensive material doesn't have to be kept cold for shipping or storage and it's simple enough to potentially be administered without a health care worker but the big deal is how quickly and easily scientists say it can be manufactured and put into the hands of people who need it once it's approved the pending because the low over the water so we potentially need for beyond that those of exceeding that which you have provided we know it's going to be able to manufacture in the short time ideally event scene that leads to the manufacturer is scalable technology and that's the difference maker here the scientists said the patch would be easy to scale up right now with just one worker in one lab they say they've got the ability to crank out one hundred doses a day and industrial lab could potentially do thousands of times that work you can distribute this worldwide globally very quickly while other vaccine experts tell us no major manufacturers currently have the technology to make this kind of microneedle vaccine in large scale it says it can't be done inexpensively and quickly with three D. printing but like other institutions in the race to find a vaccine this team still needs to conduct clinical trials with collaborative research continuing potentially for months even a year or longer and we need to bring all those scientists together from different areas working together to be successful in this effort scientists working together to find success against a global pandemic with one tiny patch I'm Josi Starman for spotlight on America and taking things one step further those microneedle patches are also being discussed as an option for the measles and rubella vaccines as for working across the virus vaccine one trials underway right here in Seattle at the Kaiser Permanente Washington health research institute last month volunteers were injected in the first phase of a clinical trial Redmond is the latest city to cancel summertime events hosted by the city like derby days permitted events are also cancelled through the end of August to Bellingham in Ferndale have also cancelled summer events after a recommendation from the walk in county health department it might have gone exactly as planned but this happy couple decided to make the most of their wedding day was nice day outside to Joe Rosen is fiancee Chloe tied the knot in downtown Seattle today the couple said they didn't want to change their date because today is the tenth anniversary of our our original plans a gotten canceled because of all the staff we still want to make this happen so we got a couple of our friends together and stayed sixty apart and did a quick wedding and did we could do a matching mask ensures that we'll never forget that shows a nurse at Harborview said his co workers came together to provide a couple of food a homemade cake to celebrate their special day job when Chloe still plan to have a celebration once the stay at home order is lifted meteorologist a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest you know springtime wedding the fact they were able to pull it off in the sunshine in April is is no small feat yes definitely counting their lucky stars for that it was a beautiful day today and you're absolutely right often we would be having a good chance of getting soaked on any given April afternoon but not this year this was kind of out of sorts in fact it hasn't been this drive a start to the month of April in nearly seventy years we did get a little bit of rain over the weekend but not too much we're still nearly two inches behind where we're supposed to be so we need to play some catch up here in a pretty major fashion around the corner.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Be paid a fifth of Seattle's population will have to find a new way to get downtown to the end of twenty twenty one after a prediction that's that's the earliest possible re opening of the west Seattle bridge we need more information to determine if the the repair of the bridge is feasible yep it's not Sam Zimbabwe at the Seattle department of transportation says the entire span would have to be replaced the bridge connecting west Seattle with interstate five was closed in late March after cracks were discovered at its highest point straight ahead rushing through a new payroll tax on Seattle big businesses I'm Carly Johnson why this one could be repealed proof plus two popular outdoor markets plan to open this weekend I'm Brian Calvert and supporters call this a big step towards returning to normalcy is nine thirty four and we need to update John traffic here to do that forced here Jordan it looks like a couple of our earlier blocking problems have now cleared out of your way we had a crash in Tacoma westbound sixteen near union that right lane has been reopened we also had a much earlier car fire in maple valley eastbound eighteen approaching to fortieth and that's been cleared out of the right lane as well now we do have a couple of roadwork projects that are causing closures at a maple valley only the state route one six nine are currently blocked between two hundred and fortieth and wait but that's due to roadworks and then that we have our east and westbound traffic alternating right now in Redmond on state route two at two twenty fourth and that's causing a bit of hesitation there our next to come traffic at nine forty four and updating a couple eagle roof forecast for you here's Kristen Clarke full sun from sunrise to sunset today means that we'll see optimal warming with conditions meaning close to seventy.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Do still have the long term closure both directs the west Seattle bridge due to a major repair project going on there Curtis Calvin Coolidge Avenue now the como eagle river forecasts for looking at nice dry conditions here and boy talk about April really hit the throttle on warmer temperatures for Easter expect lots of sunshine today slightly blustery in some areas highs upper fifties to low sixties continued sunshine here for the upcoming week by Wednesday some morning clouds and fog but looks like we're getting into sunshine Monday Tuesday temperatures in the low to mid sixties Thursday or Friday because the closer to seventy that's the latest from the cold weather center Jason this is sort of a we see right now is going to help out with some TV watching here for Easter weekend lots of new stuff to watch she's got the list all right go ahead using two different love stories on Netflix romantic comedy love wedding repeat stars Libya mon and Sam Claflin tiger tales from anyone in master of none director Alan Yang those are up to date along with the Coachella documentary twenty years in the desert a new two on Sunday and Tuesday eight the Emmy winning drama killing eve returns for season three on AMC and BBC America a new season of the Easter break comedy insecure on HBO the second special drops on Netflix April contest and gravy a premieres on epix a new series from Downton abbey creator Julian Fellowes Jason agents and ABC news Hollywood these your political insights from ABC news guiding new York's coronavirus response governor Andrew Cuomo trying to put to bed the speculation.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Traffic report brought to you by Chevrolet of Everett awfully cold out there. Okay. Let's talk about what's blocking right now. Eastbound lanes are blocked on Boren between olive and pine because Beth metro buses that can't get out of the roadway. They're just heard from Snoqualmie pass that eastbound lanes are shut down now and that's between north eastern because a multiple wrecks and dangerous driving conditions. No ETA on when they're going to have a both east and westbound ninety open. We're also watching a couple of problems one of which is out in port orchard. We get a sell this blocking the eastbound lane at Sierra one is sixty out near highway sixteen. You're also going to run into this issue on westbound eighteen all lanes are still blocked at Hobart road. However, you can still use the exit and the on ramp to get around this closure. Eastbound still has a lane blocked as. Well is encountering a few delays on the west Seattle bridge. I am seeing lots of tweets lots of tweets of stalled out vehicles on the west Seattle bridge because of the driving conditions just heard from Bothell PD two hundred and twenty eighth is closed. Westbound between Meridian and ninth avenue, southeast crews are working to get that salted sanded and plowed reopened here shortly. However, we are own they just cleared the west Seattle bridge at delridge, that's good news on that front. However, a you're still gonna find some delays. Now, I'm hearing about ereck. That's the west Seattle bridge and harbour avenue that's partially blocking the westbound offramp. All right. We're going to have more on the road conditions, especially for those of you in parts of Pierce, and Thurston. And Lewis county is coming up here in after Heather's headlines at five thirty three traffic brought to you by Chevrolet of Everett. In puyallup. The biggest selection of Chevy's or at the Harnish auto families Chevrolet of Everett in Puyallup stores by new roads. The no stress way Chevrolet of Everett and chevroletofpuyalluPcom. Kiro radio realtime traffic, I'm Tracy. Taylor this hour of the candy Mike and Todd shows brought to you by heritage distilling batch number twelve bourbon gin and vodka selfless service is the guiding principle that drives army.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Woman who was badly injured in a crash caused by her ex husband, and he gets out of jail. Radio realtime traffic. I taylor. So I'm hearing from Seattle DOT that we do have some heavier traffic on some of the downtown streets. Like Merthyr getting up to I five you're gonna find it on the west Seattle bridge from highway basically from ninety nine out to I five northbound five and southbound I five for that matter, basically a right around the downtown corridor. How wanna talk about the first avenue south and fourth avenue, south drives because those have definitely filled in outside of the stadiums. I f from just after t mobile park and heading out towards Spokane street four thousand not that airport way, south might be the way to go. I'm starting to see some heavier traffic on beacon avenue south as well. All right drivers. Let's talk about these lineups. And these drive times trying to get out of the city are derived from Seattle to Everett sitting at little over an hour. None is some heavy traffic outside of the convention center pretty much off and on up towards Northgate once again as we get into Mountlake terrace. The real lineup starts from just after one twenty eight and that's pretty much all the way into parts of Marysville. I'm looking at a north on highway nine drive to be brutal after one. Eighty eight and that continues in Snohomish your northbound four zero five drive difficult into Kirkland, southbound four zero five slammed outside of view and heading in towards Newcastle. And of course, the valley freeway valley freeway drivers are finding nothing but brake lights from the valley medical center heading out towards two seventy seven and it's going to take us a while to recover on southbound I five about mid Boeing field all the way up and passed it can Moines interchange. That's because we had some earlier issues there you've been texting me at nine eight nine seven three about some trash that's been all over the roadway. And so that's made it a little on the difficult side. Traffic brought to you by muckleshoot bingo Fridays are red hot at muckleshoot bingo. Muckleshoot bingo, the destination for machine go. Kiro radio realtime traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. Now from the KIRO.
"west seattle bridge" Discussed on KOMO
"Working with a crash on the shoulder in Seattle northbound I five hundred the convention center, and we're dealing with this very slow drive from about mid Boeing field. Now, I'm hearing of a new issue that sitting over on the west Seattle bridge. So that's not going to be helping out our drive very much northbound I five is also slow out of Federal Way into Southcenter Federal Way to Seattle that's coming in and about an hour. Also want to mention northbound I five with delays around the Nisqually area. And then in Tacoma crowded around fifty six and again at the Tacoma dome. Now southbound I five that drive is moving very slowly from about four zero five through shoreline. Lynnwood to Seattle at thirty seven minutes about the about thirty five minutes, and it looks like we've hit ten dollars now in the toll lane northbound four zero five that's going to be a pack dry from Talbot. Northeast forty fourth eastbound five twelve is now rough between the mall and about one six seven. Then we'll find this off and on slowing northbound one six seven through Sumner toward Pacific between highway eighteen and five sixteen. More congestion around four oh five and we've been working with a crash in Seattle at fifth in Seneca. But it's improving looks like just one southbound lane is now blocked an olive are westbound lanes are back. Open are next. Komo traffic at six fifty four. This check on traffic brought to you by Mercedes Benz of Seattle. Well, it is going to be a wet day today. And it already is starting to be in some places in from Seattle southward and definitely to the west plenty of rain just starting to move into the area increasing this afternoon. Getting windy, especially on cascade foothill, some gusts up to fifty miles an hour are possible. High today around forty five degrees, rain overnight and other rainy breezy day tomorrow, and they're getting some snow this morning. Parts of central Washington from Yakima scattered sort of up toward the the Wenatchee and the Quincy areas right now in downtown Seattle. It's thirty seven degrees. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news. Powered by triple a roadside assistance. 647? It's the KOMO morning news..