6:03 AM: Good morning! More sunshine in today’s forecast, though the temperatures will remain below normal (high in the 60s; Monday’s high was 63, 7 degrees below normal). Thanks to Marc Milrod for the photo of last night’s colorful sunset:


Delridge project – Overnight striping/lane configuration work this week near Delridge/Dakota. Also, work continues on the west side of the Delridge/Barton/Henderson intersection, and utility work continues along Delridge between Holden and Thistle, among other work zones – here’s the full weekly update.

SW Yancy – Still closed west of 28th SW; no new estimate for reopening.


Regular schedules today.(Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations, @wsferries for major WSF changes.)


442nd morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are the views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: 22nd 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? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working again. The 1st Ave. S. Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

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.

9 Replies to "ROAD WORK, WEATHER, TRAFFIC: Tuesday notes"

  • Spike June 8, 2021 (4:14 pm)

    Can’t wait to hear the crew at Yancy Street’s new excuse and extended timeline. I believe last time they said they would be done by today. 🙄

  • Benjamin June 8, 2021 (6:03 pm)

    Can we get an update on this? Looks like they’re installing the guard rail at the sidewalk/bike path to the low bridge. This is completely unnecessary and decreases the already small space. What they really need to do is cut back the bushes, but that will require maintenance of something. SDOT loves to put in bike  infrastructure and not maintain it at all.  Can you follow up with them? 

    • WSB June 8, 2021 (6:07 pm)

      Where exactly is that on the path?

      • bill June 8, 2021 (11:47 pm)

        That is alongside the ramp from northbound Delridge to the eastbound high bridge. It is a Your Voice Your Choice project, thought up and promoted by a citizen and voted for by enough interested people to get funded. The barrier will greatly improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. It is super unnerving to ride alongside cars already going too fast yet accelerating up that ramp, then encounter a cyclist coming the other way. I believe the project has been amended to include cutting back the bank to restore the width of the sidewalk. Unfortunately it will not be widened to a comfortable bike path width.

        • WSB June 9, 2021 (12:59 am)

          I just went back into the archives and can’t find it on the winning lists for 2017, 2018, 2019. (Then the whole thing went on ice in 2020.) Which year do you remember it from?

  • bill June 9, 2021 (10:32 am)

    My mistake, this is a Neighborhood Street Fund Project selected in 2019: Safe Connection from 26th Ave SW Greenways to West Seattle Bridge Trail.

  • Don_Brubeck June 9, 2021 (10:52 am)

    West Seattle Bike Connections supports this project for enhanced safety for people walking and biking on this mixed-use path next to high speed traffic. The project also includes vegetation trimming along that stretch; a much-improved bike crossing at Delridge and Andover; and paving and marking improvements on Andover between Delridge and 26th Ave SW.

    Here is some of the text from the Neighborhood Street Fund website about the guardrail part of this project:”A new railing on the onramp from the Delridge Way SW to the West Seattle Bridge. This on-ramp hosts a multiuse trail that links to the West Seattle Bridge Trail, but it currently lacks a railing between the trail and traffic using the onramp. The on-ramp is closed to traffic at the moment due to the closure of the West Seattle bridge, and so building the project now reduces construction impacts and prepares for the bridge’s reopening. This project will include a new railing, trimming overgrown plants to increase the usable width of the trail, and spot pavement repairs. This work is expected to be completed in 2021.”

  • Benjamin June 9, 2021 (11:19 am)

    @ Bill,  it is unnerving,  at the curve. Particularly in fall and winter when the curve is covered with fallen leaves.  But,  this is not a good solution.  @WSB,  I think Seattle Bike Connections advocated for this, as I recall.  @don. the link does not work. And is there a plane for REGULAR trimming? And again, the powers that by “fix” the issue by REDUCING the area for bikes and peds.

    • bill June 9, 2021 (1:55 pm)

      Jersey barriers in the gutter would be more satisfactory. The ramp is more than wide enough. The ramp has jersey barriers farther up, probably to keep cars from falling off. Who cares if they drive on the sidewalk lower down. I have actually encountered cars parked partially on the sidewalk.

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