ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday 10/7 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Wednesday – the 198th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


*Lander Street Bridge in SODO: Now officially open.

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

*Delridge project: SW Oregon will close again at Delridge this Friday-Sunday. Lots of other project-related news here.

*Olson/1st repaving: This will conclude Saturday and Sunday, with this alert: “Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during paving. Work will start in the early morning hours to open the travel lanes back up in the early afternoon both days. A noise variance will be issued to complete the paving.”


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.


MetroResumption of fare collection, day 7.

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 10/7 watch"

  • Bus Rider October 7, 2020 (6:52 am)

    Metro drivers seems to be collecting fares up to their discretion.   Some are still allowing passengers to board through the back.  Social distancing is a joke, when metro drivers are allowing passengers to board, when it is clearly too full to do so.  Again, some bus drivers are better than others.  Like mine today.  Most are not following passenger limits.  My experience is with the 120.  I’ve only had 1 bus pass me, at downtown.  And I’ve been on plenty of full buses lately.  Weird, because I didn’t expect this with the fare resuming.  I don’t believe Metro is “sending more buses for busy routes” because again, drivers are still picking up passengers – business as normal – when the bus is too full to social distance.  

    • NW October 7, 2020 (2:20 pm)

      I see in downtown Seattle at 3rd and Colombia full 120 buses this is at peak travel times 5pm or so then in another 3 5 or 10minutes another 120 with few to no pass

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