6:03 AM: Good morning. The forecast is for more sunshine – but at least 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday (which had an 85-degree high).


Delridge project – The Delridge/Orchard work ahd north-end Delridge paving are finished; the west side of Delridge/Barton/Henderson and the east side of Delridge/Thistle are still closed. Here are details of this week’s plan.

SW Yancy – Still closed west of 28th SW.


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


438th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are the views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: 21st 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.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Thursday notes"

  • Bill June 3, 2021 (7:17 am)

    North Delridge work had a really pleasant wake up call for neighbors. Not sure if it was paving or some kind of cutter at oh-dark thirty am. It’s going to be a rough morning. Between that and the late night macho -macho-man race driver, I’d like a refund on my sleep. 

    • Accidentally Unavoidable Mistakenly June 3, 2021 (8:52 am)

      No doubt, that grinding could have been handled in a much different manner. Can someone tell me why they aren’t replacing the rest of the pavement on Delridge, their construction  equipment destroyed the old pavement system and the heavy empty buses are so loud traversing the cracks everywhere.

  • 98126res June 3, 2021 (10:03 am)

    Nightmare backups getting off peninsula to seattle…  I see 1st ave s bridge up at 9am and 10am.  Do you know if this is a regular scheduled opening each morning – hopefully not.  Is there a way to know in advance of either 1st ave s or south park bridge openings?  Completely messes up traffic.  Thanks very much :)

  • Sasquatch June 3, 2021 (10:32 am)

    Really hope SDOT is reading these comments. WSB put a Twitter link for announcements about open bridges from SDOT – which I just checked and it is inaccurate. Last tweet was over 10 hours ago with no mention of 1st Ave. Bridge

    • WSB June 3, 2021 (12:02 pm)

      It’s not an inaccurate link. It has not updated in 12 hours, though, for any of the bridges. The automated Twitter accounts do sometimes have problems like that (SPD’s Tweets by Beat, for example, has been down for a couple weeks.) Since the 1st Ave. S. Bridge is a state bridge, openings are also mentioned on the @wsdot_traffic account, which features a lot of other advisories too, so we don’t link it, but you can see the bridge openings mentioned there:

      • Sasquatch June 3, 2021 (12:26 pm)

        Sorry WSB, I meant that the link is accurate but SDOT does not accurately update the twitter posts with information that would actually help those of us in West Seattle. Once again, SDOT demonstrating that we don’t matter….

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