ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday 10/14 watch

6:12 AM: Welcome to Wednesday – the 205th 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 still on for this Friday-Sunday. Here’s what other work is planned this week.


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: Wednesday 10/14 watch"

  • Al King October 14, 2020 (6:32 am)

    Funny story. Was in the checkout line at Admiral Safeway yesterday. Waiting behind a fireman who had been shopping. He was joking with the clerk about the increase in “aid” calls on the low bridge. Seems that people stopped by officers trying to go across are saying they’re “going to the hospital” officer radio’s for aid-drivers realize they’ve been caught when fire dept. shows up. OOOPS!  

  • Wsguy123 October 14, 2020 (1:37 pm)

    Around 1:00 today, the light at Avalon and Fauntleroy was flashing red in all directions. Good thing I treated it as a 4 way stop unlike one vehicle that treated it as a green.

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