Holman Rd. Debacle

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  • #67552

    PlantLover
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    I just tried to run over to the Hillbilly QFC. Holman is closed in front of it for the extended median they are building and cars are all over the place trying to get around it. Plan extra time if you have to be in the area. What is normally a 5 minute drive turned into about 20 minutes. Condolences and apologies to all who live close by. I did not want to queue up with 20 other cars in front of your houses. Hopefully they will get it done quickly. And a warning to those farther west near Holman – extended medians are coming to you too.

    #67553

    pennygirl
    Participant

    I’m on one of the side streets that people are having to use as an alternate route, and it’s been a non-stop traffic jam all day long! On the plus side, my neighbor is having a yard sale, so she’s getting plenty of extra people driving (well, crawling) past.

    #67554

    oldguybc
    Participant

    Soap box derby?

    #67555

    pennygirl
    Participant

    People are actually getting annoyed out there. I’ve heard a few shouting at the car in front of them. Which is kind of silly, because that person also has a car in front of them, and so on!

    #67556

    Shelley
    Moderator

    FWIW, the handout I got from SDOT said there is another weekend closure slated for Holman. They are doing something or other to the expansion joint(s) on the “bridge” (I had mistakenly been calling it the overpass) over 8th. However the web page below says only one weekend closure. There was hardly anybody in the QFC this morning when I popped by.

    http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_holman.htm

    Holman rd detour.

    final diagram

    #67560

    PlantLover
    Participant

    What a good idea to have a yard sale. Making lemons into lemonade (and maybe selling the lemonade too)!

    #67562

    pennygirl
    Participant

    She didn’t plan it, but it worked out really well!

    #67563

    SunsetHillGuy
    Participant

    that would explain seeing some RapidRide buses on 85th

    I sure up they finish all these “improvements” some time before they decide to disband Bus service to the north end completely

    #67567

    phoo
    Participant

    Ooh, that’s a great idea! Bring out and sell food and tasty drinks to those stuck in cars. They may not be so impatient and short tempered if their bellies are full and their thirst slaked. (Yes, I know there could be legal issues, but profits could always go to a local charity like a bake sale does).

    I knew about the closure and planned not to need to use that road, but plans changed. I hadn’t realized how far the closure went, so when I shot up aurora from 85th, I got a surprise! However, traffic on 85th and on meridian was not bad, but it was also 8:30 in the morning.

    Come to look at the map, it doesn’t seem to indicate that you can’t turn right on 105th from Aurora, but the closure went all the way to Meridian (at least in the east direction).

    #67581

    LY
    Participant

    I got caught in that mess trying to hit low tide at Richmond Beach. Was diverted onto a side street where a kid was actually selling delicious lemonade. I turned around and bought some (he says the grapefruit juice is the secret) then headed back south to skirt around and off to Greenwood. Hope he made bank.

    #67608

    Darth Satan
    Participant

    Got stuck in that mess too, kid on the sidewalk sold me some awesome meth. He said cayenne is the secret ingredient. I hope he makes bank.

    #67610

    pennygirl
    Participant

    Find another hobby edog.

    #67615

    teigyr
    Participant

    105th from Aurora going East has been closed for a while. To get on the express lanes when I go to work, I have to go about a mile out of my way which wasn’t bad until they closed 125th for a bit! You’d think they would plan it better.

    #67616

    Darth Satan
    Participant

    What’s wrong with stamp collecting?

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