High traffic continues on the detour route around the 15th Avenue Northeast bridge closure, and apparently the police are aware of the problem.
Here’s a second on-scene report since an electronic speed sign started warning motorists to slow down on Northeast 104th Street as they detour around the closure. Eric posted it as a comment:
I too live on NE 104th street. There are still too many cars using it to cut through to Roosevelt Way. Yesterday there was a back up of 8 idling cars at the stop sign at NE 104th street and Roosevelt Way waiting to turn onto Roosevelt Way during afternoon rush hour. I did see a police officer pulling over speeders and people who cut through on NE 104th street. I think that is the best strategy to prevent people from cutting through and speeding. I also think the electronic speed sign needs to be moved closer to 11th ave ne and NE 104th street or there needs to be a second one put there. After cars get past the traffic circle on NE 104th street and 12th ave ne they are putting the pedal to the metal until they get to the stop sign on NE Roosevelt Way. A very dangerous situation.