WEEK AHEAD: Next West Seattle Bridge briefing Wednesday @ Community Task Force meeting

More of what’s ahead this week: The next big public briefing on the 13 1/2-months-closed West Seattle Bridge is at noon Wednesday (May 12th), when the Community Task Force meets. The briefing will be streamed live here. The agenda’s not out yet, but it’s likely to include updates on the process of hiring a contractor for high-bridge repairs and low-bridge work (when last we checked in, a “shortlist” was expected by the end of April), as well as low-bridge access applications, and Reconnect West Seattle projects such as West Marginal Way, where the protected-bike-lane decision is still pending. The CTF is an advisory group that meets monthly; to comment before/during/after their meetings, email WestSeattleBridge@seattle.gov.

6 Replies to "WEEK AHEAD: Next West Seattle Bridge briefing Wednesday @ Community Task Force meeting"

  • Fairmont May 10, 2021 (7:21 am)

    Can anyone on the task force grow some balls and put some more pressure on the city. The fact that no construction has been made in 6 months is embarrassing. This design/contractor selection process should have been done while the first repair was being completed and the decision to repair should have been made earlier based on the data (which isn’t even public) that was coming in. Pretty sure the designers don’t work anymore when construction is going on…The task force and west Seattle residents should also question why Sam still has a job for failing to maintain the bridge. A bearing doesn’t get stuck over night. There needs to some responsibility taken here and so far there’s be NONE. No ones been fired or resigned over the failure of a major bridge…

    • H May 10, 2021 (10:32 pm)

      couldn’t agree more with everything in this post.   There is just absolutely no sense of urgency.   We should be using the stimulus money that the city is getting to speed up the process.  Why aren’t people working around the clock to get this done?    

  • Derek May 12, 2021 (11:41 am)

    When are repairs supposed to start??? Tired of seeing no action on this thing while I spend an hour or two+ in traffic each day.

    • pd May 12, 2021 (2:28 pm)


  • jalley May 12, 2021 (7:00 pm)

    This is SO disgusting there is ZERO work being done on this after it has been shutdown for OVER a year!  I don’t think any of the people that can and should be doing something about this bridge drive this path I have been driving since the beginning of COVID because I am an essential worker.  It is disrespectful of ALL of the tax paying residents of WS.  The bridge has been shutdown for OVER  a year… and NOTHING has begun on the bridge to physically help us.The bridge has been shutdown for OVER a year and the bridge goes unused and we probably  continue to pay for the original work to have it built.The bridge has been shutdown for OVER a year, and they continue to collect our taxes and gobble them up while it takes us at least 45 more minutes per direction to commute regardless of their “statistics”.

  • Y May 12, 2021 (8:05 pm)

    Who is in charge?

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