ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, WEATHER: Pre-holiday-weekend Friday notes

6:03 AM: Good morning. Still on our way to a sunny holiday weekend, says the forecast, but still some cloudiness today.


Delridge projectThis week’s plan includes work closing the west side of the intersection closure at Delridge/Barton/Henderson; we’re expecting the weekly update later today.

SW Yancy – Still closed west of 28th SW because of drainage/utility work related to construction.


Regular schedules today. (Watch @kcmetrobus for word of any bus cancellations, @wsferries for any major WSF changes.) The West Seattle Water Taxi will run on a reduced schedule Memorial Day – see it here; Metro will be on the Sunday schedule.


432nd morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are the views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: 20th week for automated enforcement cameras; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends, when the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available for some categories of drivers.)

Here’s a low-bridge view:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

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

And the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are bridges opening for boats or barges? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

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

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

7 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, WEATHER: Pre-holiday-weekend Friday notes"

  • Stephen May 28, 2021 (9:30 am)

    Will those “road closed” signs on our non-arterial roads ever be taken down? The roads are not at all closed, residents, delivery drivers and many others must use them every day to drive around. They are ugly and potentially deceive kids to play in a street that is actually an active roadway. We have tons of parks to use for outdoor use, why does the City insist on leaving these signs up in perpetuity?

    • Buttercup May 28, 2021 (9:53 am)

      I agree with you Stephen, especially with the safety issues and kids. Once again kids believe it’s okay to play in the streets. So sad. At least in my area we have great sidewalks and wide boulevards to be able to use while people pass by. This was a big mistake.

    • Jort May 28, 2021 (11:25 am)

      Nope! Big huge fat NOPE! Kids are allowed to play in the roadway, and car drivers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of those children. If you don’t like it, use another street and deal with it. News flash: it is OK for kids to play in streets. Car drivers don’t own every single street. All of us do. We can choose what we want to do with them. Again: kids should be encouraged to play in the street. There is nothing inherently unsafe about it and car drivers need to adapt to no longer being the most important thing on the road.

      • Stephen May 29, 2021 (9:09 am)

        our city is designed for cars as primary means of transportation. many of the roads with “road closed” signs have cars parked the entire block. people use these roads to go to-and-from work, school, delivery drivers, USPS mail delivery, etc. even if you are not driving, your delivery driver, your plumber, your landscaper, your garbage truck, is using the road. we have TONS of parks to use for outdoor activities. the type of idealistic attitude that you hold is causing problems in this city. one day, cars and roads may be a thing of the past. for now, its what we rely on. you cannot artificially block off certain roads and think that cars will magically disappear. very short sighted.

    • JAT May 28, 2021 (11:50 am)

      Are you talking about the “active streets” that SDOT designated during the pandemic such as Alki/Beach Dr along Constellation Park? If so I think that designation was done in part to discourage cruising and congregation and in part to encourage human-powered transportation.  (It’s possible you mean something else…)I don’t think it’s asking too much for us to mitigate our car-centric mindset for this purpose.  No street was ever built for motor vehicles; every single roadway ever was built for people.  I’d go so far as to say that in this mythic time people nostalgically refer to when seeking to make America “great” again, that kids felt safe playing in the street.Drivers can slow down.

  • HPsquared May 28, 2021 (1:50 pm)

    There are streets closed in Highland  Park that are arterials. This has been a nightmare for those of us living on the other nearby streets that are not big enough to be arterials . Plus other arterials are closed for construction. Cars driving very fast not stopping at intersections etc This is very unsafe for everyone including  children . Those streets need to be opened up. They are definitely not safe.

    • Stephen May 29, 2021 (9:14 am)

      agreed 100%. i have been in communicates with our city council regarding this issue, and they refuse to remove the signs. so apparently they get to put a sign up that says my block is “closed”? what gives them this right?

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