ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday notes, 100th day of West Seattle Bridge closure

6:12 AM: Good morning and welcome to July. This is the 100th morning without the high-rise West Seattle Bridge.


Lane reductions continue for the Delridge Way project – here’s the plan for this week’s work.


Here are the cameras for the 5-way intersection, and the restricted-daytime-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. 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:

If you’re going through South Park, neighbors have reminders for you:

P.S. 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 – Some service has been restored – details here.

Water Taxi – Some service has been restored on the WT too, plus the 773 and 775 shuttles – see the schedule here.

Holiday note – Since July 4th is on Saturday, Independence Day will be observed Friday – no Water Taxi that day, and Metro will be on its Sunday schedule.

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

4 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday notes, 100th day of West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • Macs July 1, 2020 (9:13 am)

    I think this was mentioned before but traffic management on Delridge really needs to ramp up; folks are driving at crazy speeds towards the work zone, swerving at the last second into the lane reductions, driving fast in the temporary lane next to the curb/sidewalk. Feels very free-for-all out there.

    • Bob July 1, 2020 (11:19 am)

      It is like that all over west Seattle. Slow down people

    • nvqm July 1, 2020 (2:40 pm)

      Wishing there were better enforcement on Delridge as well.

      This morning, while driving north on Delridge through one of the construction zones (near Edmunds), we were slowed by a garbage truck, picking up garbage at each house along the way through the construction zone. An impatient driver behind me swerved out of our queue and passed 3 vehicles, including the garbage truck, nearly hitting oncoming traffic (which was also in a temporary coned off lane) just to get past us.

      It was dangerous for so many parties: the construction workers several feet away, the oncoming cars, the garbage collectors, and the line of cars that were waiting patiently.

  • Richard July 1, 2020 (12:09 pm)

    I wish the drivers (including bicyclists!!!)  that speed down Fairmount Ave SW, which has ZERO SIDEWALKS & blind curves, would drive like they do in their own neighborhoods.  I’ve seen moms with “Baby On Board” signs doing 30-35mph on a 20mph street (again with NO SIDEWALKS).  God forbid if someone drove that fast down YOUR street.

    Two weeks ago a bicyclist (with no helmet) hit the pothole (if you drive Fairmount, you know what pothole I’m talking about).  It was 10pm at night, we heard the crash & thought it was a tree falling.  He was out like a light, half his face was left on the pavement, & a stream of blood was running down Fairmount for 20 yards!  You think it can’t happen to you?  This guy will likely need plastic surgery, it was gruesome to look at.

    Do everyone a favor, slow down & drive as if it’s your own neighborhood. Btw, we called in to have the pothole repaired; you’re welcome.

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