ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday 10/30 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Friday – the 221st morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


Saturday – Halloween. Be careful! Also take note of Trick or Street Block closures.

Sunday – Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am, when we’ll “fall back” an hour.


No West Seattle service again today because of a dock problem that needs repairs. We’ll update separately on Monday when there’s a confirmation of service status on Monday. P.S. The shuttles ARE running.


Tunnel closure: Highway 99 tunnel is scheduled to close in both directions overnight, 9 pm tonight until 6 am Saturday.

Delridge project: SW Alaska was scheduled to remain closed east of Delridge all week. Here are this week’s other details; the weekly update is due out later today.


New cameras! In addition to the West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way cameras we mentioned last week, there’s now a Highland Park Way/Holden camera too – see it here:

Meantime – 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 are two cameras:

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

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

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.


MetroFare collection has resumed.

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

9 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday 10/30 watch"

  • anonyme October 30, 2020 (6:26 am)

    Arbor Heights has become another,  unofficial detour-route neighborhood (35th south of Roxbury).  Like everything else related to AH, this fact is ignored.  Plus we get a lot of road-rage overflow, as vehicles backed up to turn on Roxbury decide to bypass the wait and speed down 35th to 106th.  Either that or make reckless u-turns at the corners to head back to Roxbury and try a right turn instead. 

    • smittytheclown October 30, 2020 (10:21 am)

      And it is only going to get worse.  We need to all call for repair over replace.  This is not sustainable.

  • Forest October 30, 2020 (7:02 am)

    King County property taxes for the second half of 2020 are due tomorrow, October 31.

  • BetteDavisEyes October 30, 2020 (10:04 am)

    Does anyone know why the speed limit on California, just south of Fauntleroy, is still 30mph, while it has been reduced to 25mph on 35th?

    • WSB October 30, 2020 (10:07 am)

      They haven’t gotten around to all the signs yet. Did get a pic yesterday of some installation elsewhere in WS so they’re still working on it.

      • BetteDavisEyes October 30, 2020 (10:19 am)

        Thank you, WSB!

        • 22blades October 30, 2020 (3:37 pm)

          Any word on DOL Office in West Seattle? Burien is a painful trek taking up a whole morning or afternoon. Having said that, the staff there at Siler is very nice & helpful.

          • J October 30, 2020 (5:58 pm)

            Siler Rules… they really know what they are doing with difficult title situations etc. very good people. I’ve been going there for at least ten yearsJ

  • CarDriver October 30, 2020 (4:47 pm)

    When the fines go into effect how much of the $75 goes to the camera company?

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