ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Thursday 10/22 watch (updated)

UPDATED 8:28 AM: Crash on West Marginal Way SW (thanks for the tip), east of the 5-way intersection per SDOT, which says all lanes are blockrd. At least one person is hurt.

8:34 AM: One lane is now open, SB. 3 vehicles need to be towed, per radio communication.

8:39 AM: Now one lane each way, “intermittently,” and two tow trucks are arriving.

8:52 PM: Added a framegrab from the SDOT camera. The third vehicle will be moved off the road without a tow.

9:16 AM: Cleanup now, and officer just radioed, “we should be opening it back up soon.”


6:21 AM: Welcome to Thursday – the 213rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


*Delridge project: Edmunds will be closed at Delridge Friday through Sunday (October 23-25), reopening by early Monday, as announced yesterday. Otherwise, here are the weekly highlights.

*Tunnel closure: Friday night-Saturday morning (October 23-24), the Highway 99 tunnel will close both ways for maintenance, 10 pm-6 am.


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.

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.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

12 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Thursday 10/22 watch (updated)"

  • AN October 22, 2020 (8:34 am)

    West Marginal is all backed up heading NB due to an accident at WMW/Chelan

    • WSB October 22, 2020 (8:41 am)

      Got that above thanks to a texter and have been updating. Thank you!

  • Aaron October 22, 2020 (8:48 am)

    Was under the bridge trying to get onto WMW for about 20 min. Was just detoured onto delridge. 

    • Stuck on Avalon October 22, 2020 (9:00 am)

      I was third from the light when they started detouring us all down Delridge. I think it’s BS they wouldn’t just let us over the bridge.

  • nomasnaranjas October 22, 2020 (9:08 am)

    just a reminder to all you “undecided” voters out there, a vote for the incumbent orange in office will likely mean a far, far longer time to replace the bridge, as he withholds money from us as an “anarchist city”. 

  • maddad October 22, 2020 (9:40 am)


    • Relaxeddad October 22, 2020 (10:08 am)

      No matter how much you scream, this is going to take a long time. Try driving less

      • Smittytheclown October 22, 2020 (12:02 pm)

        47 million and ready late 2021 works for me.  I’m not screaming.

      • alki_2008 October 23, 2020 (2:35 pm)

        Just drive less. That’s your solution. Must be nice not having to slog through traffic to work. Work which requires driving from one location to another all day with equipment, in case you were gonna say just take a bus or bike.

  • Flivver October 22, 2020 (12:34 pm)

    WSB. Any updates as to what caused the accident??

    • WSB October 22, 2020 (12:36 pm)


  • Lola October 22, 2020 (2:38 pm)

    There are other ways out of WS, not just West Marginal.  Just saying.  Under the WS Bridge and West Marginal always seems like there is something going on, or traffic is at a standstill.  Take a different route.

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