ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Last Wednesday of 2020

6:16 AM: It’s Wednesday, December 30th, the 282nd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


Delridge project: Here’s the newest plan. No work Friday (New Year’s Day), SDOT says.


Metro – Regular schedule through Thursday (running a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day).

Water Taxi – Regular schedule through Thursday (no service New Year’s Day).


West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way (if the camera angle is still bad, please report to SDOT, 206-684-ROAD):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – 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.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

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

6 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Last Wednesday of 2020"

  • Delridge December 30, 2020 (10:08 am)

    Hey WSB, I emailed the city about the camera on West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way  I’ll follow up if they respond. 

    • WSB December 30, 2020 (10:47 am)

      Thanks. One thing about this camera and the one up the hill – they are not the same kind of setup as other traffic cameras (no video capability for example) and a different kind of connection (cell rather than fiber, IIRC) – so that might be a factor.

  • DRC December 30, 2020 (10:09 am)

                        Why  don’t they fix the camera at Marginal way and Highland Park way

  • CommonSense December 30, 2020 (11:46 am)

    Does it trouble anyone else that West Seattle only has a draw bridge for emergencies?? I mean, if the draw bridge is open for boats people could die. Why cant the occasional emergency vehicle use the upper bridge?? This makes no sense at all. The upper is stabilized. I don’t think saving a life with an ambulance is gonna knock it down. How is this ok to have ambulances waiting for a draw bridge to close now that the bridge is stabilized??

    • heartless December 30, 2020 (1:11 pm)

      Imagine living on an island.  Vashon, for example. 

      But no, it doesn’t bother me.  Even the long way around we are all lucky enough to be closer to emergency rooms than the vast, vast majority of people.

  • Auntie December 30, 2020 (1:57 pm)

    I’m guessing that if the upper bridge was opened at all for emergencies, that the same entitled people that “sneak” across the low bridge would then try to use the upper bridge. They would use the same rationale as they do for using the low bridge when they’re not supposed to.

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