ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Inauguration Wednesday watch

6:07 AM: It’s Wednesday, January 20th, Inauguration Day and the 303rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


Low bridge closure – SDOT says the low bridge will be closed 8 am-1 pm Saturday to all but emergency vehicles, so it can be inspected.

Delridge project – The SW Thistle closure continues between Delridge and 20th. Here’s what else is expected this week.

California and MyrtleThe sewer-repair project continues – if driving/riding on California, watch out for the bumps.

Sylvan Way work – Also be aware of the bumps left after last weekend’s drainage work.

Arbor Heights projectGas-line replacement work on SW 104th is scheduled to continue.


Low Bridge: Second week for automated enforcement cameras, while restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily.

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

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

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 all the other detour-route neighborhoods, both the arterials and neighborhood streets!)

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.


Metro – On regular weekday schedule – if you’re not subscribed to alerts, you can watch @kcmetrobus on Twitter for them

Water TaxiOn its regular schedule

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

9 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Inauguration Wednesday watch"

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy January 20, 2021 (7:12 am)

    Are there any protests scheduled today in West Seattle?  I wouldn’t expect any, but my apartment complex sent out a warning. Even mentioned something about the SW precinct, so I thought the warning letter was specific to our area and not just a nationwide inauguration protest warning.

    • WSB January 20, 2021 (8:03 am)

      No, as mentioned in our Crime Prevention Council story last night, there are not. I specifically asked the local SPD reps that.

    • Derek January 20, 2021 (9:10 am)

      I hope there are protests. Biden winning isn’t a victory. Just a step in dismantling Trump. We need more than Biden. 

    • Smittytheclown January 20, 2021 (9:18 am)

      That was four years ago.  Remember?  Not my President/Pink hat marches.  This time we are being told it’s time to come together…..haha.

  • sc January 20, 2021 (7:53 am)

    “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman think about the next generation.”

    ― James Freeman Clarke

  • Matt P January 20, 2021 (10:44 am)

    Heard some fireworks going off right as Biden was sworn in.  Pretty cool.

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy January 20, 2021 (4:08 pm)

      I love how he was sworn in BEFORE noon (12ish minutes early).  Couldn’t get it done soon enough! =)

  • Reed January 20, 2021 (1:34 pm)

    Interesting FACT: the last two Republican administrations have turned the country over to a new administration in the midst of national crisis. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.……

  • Mj January 20, 2021 (3:28 pm)

    sc – President Biden hopefully will be the Statesman that governs from the center that is sorely needed in this Country.  

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