TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch, 8th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

5:58 AM: Good morning – the 51st morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. If you are heading out – here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection 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), we check it next, including the Michigan exit that takes you across Georgetown to I-5:

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

Both bridges open for marine traffic; check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about openings.

NEW CAMERAS: SDOT has added 6 new cameras, along 35th and Roxbury. Here are two:



You can see any and all of the local traffic cams, including the new ones in West Seattle, here.


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

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues


As noted here, the 35th/Avalon/Alaska project was expected to see some more finishing touches this week, so watch for possible “no parking” signs.

During the stay-home order, we’re not live-monitoring traffic, 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: Wednesday watch, 8th week of West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • Tom Alberts May 13, 2020 (7:35 am)

    Has SDOT/SPD specified what “freight” trucks are? I see a lot of independent contractors-unmarked p/u’s, vans and marked business vehicles-plumbers, electrician’s etc. using the low bridge. I’ve only seen SPD stopping/ticketing private vehicles.

    • WSB May 13, 2020 (10:49 am)

      Supposed to be just semi-trucks, when we sought clarification some weeks back.

      • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy May 13, 2020 (7:31 pm)

        Regarding ticketing – the sign leading to the low bridge says do not enter except transit and trucks. The fact that the signage doesn’t specify what kind of trucks probably means they won’t ticket any kind of truck. 

  • Carlye May 13, 2020 (2:30 pm)

    Already so tired of this detour commute….2:30pm

    • Carlye’s Car May 13, 2020 (3:56 pm)

      You’re telling me…how ‘bout you flip me off my side and back on my tires?

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