TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates, and intersection-closure reminder

February 8, 2013 at 6:42 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 9 Comments

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
Happy Friday! Nothing unusual as the commute begins …

But tonight’s the night the Delridge/Henderson intersection closure begins; here’s the detour map. According to the project’s official webpage, the closure is scheduled to start at 7 tonight and end no later than 6 am Monday.


  1. I am so thankful to work and live in WS just from looking at that traffic cam of the bridge.

    Comment by J — 7:45 am February 8, 2013 #

  2. Does anyone have any idea why there is so little traffic on the bridge this morning ?

    Comment by Jack Loblaw — 7:57 am February 8, 2013 #

  3. That IS unusual. Uh – five-day weekend for Fat Tuesday?

    Comment by WSB — 8:08 am February 8, 2013 #

  4. Did anyone see the upcoming closure sign on the ramp from eastbound bridge to I5? I saw the sign but could not read the closure dates and times.

    Comment by Bill at Duwamish Head — 8:13 am February 8, 2013 #

  5. That would likely be for NEXT (not this) weekend’s I-5 Spokane Street Bridge Repair closures – after a couple weekends with no closures, which were preceded by Beacon Hill-only closure weekends, there will be some effects next weekend coming off the West Seattle Bridge. The eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct will be closed past the 4th Avenue S. exit, which is where everyone will have to get off. Note that since it’s President’s Day Weekend, the closure is scheduled to last till TUESDAY morning (2/19).
    Via the latter “lookahead,” we also note President’s Day Weekend appears to have another Delridge paving-project closure, Delridge/Trenton. Verifying that with SDOT. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 8:26 am February 8, 2013 #

  6. One factor allowing the bridge to be so clear this morning is the 17,000 or so folks who have switched from driving to transit over the last year, many on west seattle/downtown routes. That could change for the worse if we don’t do something about metro’s upcoming funding shortage:
    If you like having fewer cars on the bridge with you, please call your councilmember and let them know that we can’t afford these cuts to metro service!

    Comment by LWC — 9:08 am February 8, 2013 #

  7. Thanks for the reminder, LWC – we linked stories on that, with discussion following in the comments, back on Tuesday:
    Will also be featured in our forthcoming report on this week’s South Portal Working Group meeting. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:35 am February 8, 2013 #

  8. Right LWC, — !7,000 rode the bus yesterday. That’s why the bridge was cleasr. You must be kidding.

    Comment by dwar — 11:39 am February 8, 2013 #

  9. Friday has usually been a lighter traffic day, even pre-rapid ride, but yes metro cuts would be disasterous for us.

    Comment by East Coast Cynic — 1:07 pm February 8, 2013 #

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