TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes, 9th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning – the 59th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. Our morning notes start with the cameras for the 5-way intersection at West Marginal/Delridge/Spokane/Chelan, and the restricted-access low bridge (where SPD enforcement continues):

Since the main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map), that’s the next camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map) – this camera shows the approach:

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams, including the new ones in West Seattle, here; locally relevant cameras are shown on this WSB page.


Metro – Reduced schedule; reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues (note: NO SERVICE next Monday because it’s Memorial Day)

Sound Transit note – Link light rail and Sounder trains will start charging fares again June 1st


Repaving/pavement repair at 6th/Spokane today and tomorrow.

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring morning traffic, but we’ll update with word of incidents, so please let us know what you’re seeing – comment or text (but not if you’re drivingl!) 206-293-6302.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes, 9th week of West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • AlexC May 21, 2020 (7:11 am)

    You mentioned the light rail will be charging again June 1st. Any word on buses? 

    • WSB May 21, 2020 (9:42 am)

      Metro hasn’t decided yet when to resume fares.

    • Lisa May 21, 2020 (11:00 am)

      The buses won’t be charging until they figure out a safe way to handle money. I think it was Dow Constantine who I heard say that.

  • C May 21, 2020 (7:29 am)

    FYI huge backup of stopped traffic on Highland Park way leading to 509. Not sure if it’s the rain but been sitting on the hill ten minutes. 

    • Glen Swangren May 23, 2020 (5:47 am)

      Get use to traffic nightmares.   All it takes is rain or a accident.   A car breaks down will do it too.  I lived in west Seattle for 6years on 31st Ave s.w.   drove to Everett Boeing plant.   Glad I got out before the bridge closed  Sold my house.  Loved it in west Seattle   Hated the drive to work and traffic after awhile. 

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