ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Tuesday 10/13 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Tuesday – the 204th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


*West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way: From SDOT:

SDOT crews will complete some additional paving this week (the week of Oct. 12) near the intersection of Highland Park Way SW and West Marginal Way SW. The paving is being done in advance of some bus stop changes near the intersection. The work will require a right lane closure on Highland Park Way SW outside of peak hours.

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” are continuing this week, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure is on for this Friday-Sunday. Here’s what else is planned this week.

*Westwood Village parking-lot repaving: The QFC/Rite Aid lots have reopened. Now the work has moved to an area near the MOD Pizza/Sally Beauty Supply building; the entrance off Barton, west of that building, is closed, as is the driveway in front of Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) and its neighboring businesses, so you have to enter off Barton to get to them – the route from Trenton is blocked west of Bed Bath & Beyond.


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.

2 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Tuesday 10/13 watch"

  • Cornelius T. Sourdough October 13, 2020 (3:36 pm)

    This morning a white Ford Mustang came tearing up Highland Park Way and lost control. I was fortunate to be in the inside lane and was therefore shielded from the melee. At least 3-4 cars beside me were all smashed by the mustang. People need to please slow down. At the very least everyone’s day was ruined, this could have easily been much worse. 

    • WSB October 13, 2020 (4:21 pm)

      Must have been no injuries – there’s no SFD callout on Highland Park Way today so far, and we didn’t get any tips about that. Glad you’re OK.

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