ROAD WORK & TRAFFIC WATCH: Wednesday 9/16 notes

6:21 AM: It’s Wednesday, the 177th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


The first company to deploy them in Seattle’s new “pilot program” is scheduled to start distributing them early today. Please let us know if you see any in West Seattle!


*Delridge project: Here’s the latest update, with closures the next two weekends.

*1st Avenue S. Bridge: Tonight is the last scheduled NB overnight closure for the deck-panel replacement project.

*Westwood Village parking lot: We checked on this project Monday. If you have to go to the post office, use the SW Trenton entrance – but don’t use that to try to get anywhere else at WWV.


Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here’s that camera:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s that camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

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 – Routes 125 and 128 are now stopping at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Puget Ridge. Otherwise – still reduced service and distancing, with some changes starting this Saturday (September 19th), and the potential return of fares on/around October 1st.

Water Taxi – Still on its “winter” schedule, with the 773 and 775 shuttles running – see the schedule here.

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

5 Replies to "ROAD WORK & TRAFFIC WATCH: Wednesday 9/16 notes"

  • miws September 16, 2020 (6:53 am)

    6:47:44 am, and refreshed 6:50:20 am camera time stamps on the cam at the east end of the lower Spokane St. bridge show a steady stream of what appear to be private cars… —Mike

  • dc WS September 16, 2020 (9:22 am)

    I like how you can see at least three cars in the photo captioned “Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan)”.  So nice to see everybody doing their part…

    • Admiral house September 16, 2020 (10:08 am)

      You mean the cop cars? 😂. Even if there were cars, the could have passes or work at the terminals.  DON’T ASS-UME

      • CAM September 16, 2020 (10:43 am)

        When telling someone not to assume something you should probably do the same yourself. If as your comment suggests you were looking at the live feed more than 45 minutes after the previous commenter it’s unlikely you saw the same vehicles. And as an educated guess, yes, I’m going to make the deduction that the multiple cars I see simultaneously lining up to cross the low bridge at the same time are highly unlikely to all have legal basis for doing so based solely on statistical probabilities. 

  • AB83 September 16, 2020 (3:30 pm)

    It’s pretty sad that the people that used to use the lower bridge before the upper bridge catastrophe Can’t use it anymore because of all these people that think they should be able to#HARBORISLANDWORKERSthanks guys

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