6:07 AM: Welcome to Wednesday, January 27th, the 310th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.


Water TaxiOn its regular schedule but this week and next week, they’re using the lower-capacity Spirit of Kingston

Metro – On regular weekday schedule. If you’re not subscribed to alerts, watch @kcmetrobus on Twitter for updates


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

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


Low Bridge: Third week for automated enforcement cameras, while restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily. (No stats yet.) Here’s a bridge view:

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):

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.

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

5 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday watch"

  • Argh.... January 27, 2021 (1:35 pm)

    Still seems like lots of regular cars on the lower bridge. Is this just the most expensive toll road in the country? Maybe the world? We should contact the Guinness Book of World Records. Maybe rename it ” Rich man’s Span”.

  • 22blades January 27, 2021 (3:13 pm)

    Does anyone know if photo based citations are being issued? I saw a long line of regular cars holding up a bus in the morning. Not cool…

    • WSB January 27, 2021 (3:23 pm)

      They were supposed to start two weeks ago. SDOT says no data is available yet but they expect a report at the next Community Task Force meeting, which is still two weeks away.

      • 22bkades January 28, 2021 (3:09 am)

        Great. Can’t wait for “better compliance”.

  • alki98116 January 27, 2021 (3:54 pm)

    I’ve been itching to know if any city, county, state government employees are on the lower bridge pass list? Who controls the list? I understand the 30,000 foot level on who can and can’t use the bridge. But is it public knowledge which Companies or Union groups were allowed to submit license plate numbers?  What about vehicles that are sold, or port employees that leave, mandatory plate changes? Now that the bridge is supposedly photo enforced, having access is a HUGE deal for the next 18+ months….I’m talked Golden Ticket type of stuff. Who’s the Wizard behind the curtain adding / substracting access plates? Can a King County Executive make a call and improve his/her access on and off the WSI….and improve their quality of life 10 fold? Asking for a friend 

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