TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 1st of 2 back-to-school days

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; other cameras are on the WSB Traffic page)
It’s not just back-from-holiday-weekend day, it’s also the first of the two biggest back-to-school days – today, the parochial schools reopen; tomorrow, other independent schools, as well as the public schools. That means it’s time to be extra-safe and mindful of school zones again, starting today – here’s a map of the major schools that are back in session:

View West Seattle parochial schools in a larger map

Also important to note: Today is the scheduled start of partial closures on SW Orchard between Delridge and Sylvan, as part of the Delridge Way Repaving Project – for two weeks, it’ll be closed eastbound; see the detour map and details here.

4:03 PM UPDATE: Crash reported on southbound 99 right by the bridge exit. Here’s some of the backup (not that southbound 99 isn’t megabusy this time of the afternoon anyway):

We’ll keep an eye on this.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 1st of 2 back-to-school days"

  • Out for a walk September 3, 2013 (7:45 am)

    Thanks for the map of the schools. Although I’ve lived here almost 30 years I did not know exactly where these schools were located. Again, great work by you guys at WSblog.

  • sam-c September 3, 2013 (12:42 pm)

    there were 2 SPD officers at the Orchard/ Delridge intersection helping with traffic/ standing around. it would be more helpful if one of them were stationed at the south corner of the detour, to help people turn left/ north onto Delridge.

  • carole September 3, 2013 (5:58 pm)

    Drove past both Catholic schools on 35th and on Roxbury..I seemed to be the only one obeying the school zone limits.

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