ROAD WORK/TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes; 12th week of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning – the 80th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge. One more time, we’ll remind you that the Delridge Way repaving-and-more project has begun – here’s our preview.

Now on to the cameras for the 5-way intersection, and the restricted-access low bridge just east of it:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) – which has up to 14 overnight closures planned next month, as announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, here’s that camera:

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

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

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.


Metro – Check the Twitter feed for any breaking service changes. Otherwise – still on the reduced schedule and reduced capacity; check here for next departure

Water TaxiReduced schedule continues

Trouble on the roads/paths? Let us know – comment or text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

9 Replies to "ROAD WORK/TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday notes; 12th week of West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • Water taxi rider June 11, 2020 (7:21 am)

    Why are there so many boats on Elliott Bay? Don Armeni Park is full of boat trailers. 

    • WSB June 11, 2020 (9:42 am)

      Spot shrimp.

  • AlexC June 11, 2020 (7:39 am)

    Did they relax the restrictions on bus capacity limits? My bus was already over 18 when I got in and then we stopped at 2 more stops. Total number on it now is more than 25.

  • David June 11, 2020 (8:20 am)

    Only 510 weeks to go before it is replaced…

  • Lola June 11, 2020 (9:48 am)

    Remember your alternate routes not just the 1st ave So bridge, sometimes it is raised for Ships, Or in the case yesterday they had to fix something on the grated bridge deck for a few minutes with a lot of you getting angry that you could not get thru.  Please also use the Southpark Bridge, Or go further into Burien or Tukwila to come back into WS.  I know it is a pain, but we all have to work together.  

    • TSurly June 11, 2020 (10:59 am)

      “I know it is a pain, but we all have to work together. “

      I hope you keep this in mind the  next time you rant about bicycles using the road. 

  • Chelsea June 11, 2020 (5:03 pm)

    Did anyone hear on NPR this morning that they should know if it’s repairable in a few weeks? Also saw it buried in Herbold’s last email. Why isn’t this bigger news? So in a few weeks we are supposed know if this is going to last until 2022 (Repairable), or as NPR stated this morning, “4-6 years” (if not repairable)I haven’t seen this in the Seattle Times. I haven’t heard of any more SDOT and Herbold Town Halls since the one two months ago. Also haven’t seen the answers the the 1,000s of questions not answered at the one Town Hall. Is this information coming out and I’m just missing it? What is happening?

  • Lola June 12, 2020 (9:35 am)

    TSurly,  Not sure what you mean about ranting about bicycles?  I have talked about the Walkers and runners in the roads during the Covid.  I have talked about the bicyclist who like to think that they own the road-way and do not have to obey any signs.  Not sure what problem you seem to having about me talking abut different routes to use but get over yourself. 

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