6:03 AM: Good morning, Might be almost seasonal today, with the forecast suggesting we might even stay in the 70s. Here’s a Tuesday sunset view from Lynn Hall:


Buckled pavementRepairs on West Marginal Way north of Highland Park Way might stretch into this morning’s commute hours. (UPDATE: Complete before 9 am, says SDOT.)

Delridge projectStation work as well as road work is in this week’s Delridge-and-vicinity plan.


Regular schedule for buses and ferries. WSF has announced that the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route will run two boats on Sundays starting this weekend. Holiday preview: Limited West Seattle Water Taxi service Monday (July 5th).

Watch @kcmetrobus for word of bus cancellations, @wsferries for major WSF changes.


464th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are the views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: 25th 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.)

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 draw/swing bridges opening for boats or barges? See the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings also are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also 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.

4 Replies to "WEATHER, ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC: Wednesday notes"

  • Scott June 30, 2021 (7:28 am)

    As of about 7:10, still down to only 1 lane each way on West Marginal, but only very briefly right before Highland Park Way.  I can see it backing up when there is more volume but wasn’t too bad yet.  Hopefully there work is done soon.  

    • WSB June 30, 2021 (10:28 am)

      SDOT sent word they were done before 9 am, so should be OK now. Thank you.

  • Sparky June 30, 2021 (7:34 am)

    A head’s up to all you West Seattle Islanders, particularly the early risers, heading into the holiday weekend:  We just received a Warning Notice for crossing the low bridge at 7:45 am on Memorial Day.  Apparently the extended weekend evening hours do not apply to holidays.

  • sam-c June 30, 2021 (2:06 pm)

    Is something new happening along the Roxbury detour out of West Seattle?  Twice today, I’ve had to pass (in the N/S direction) the intersection of 26th Ave SW and SW Roxbury street, and both times, the traffic heading East was really backed up, including drivers inserting themselves in the EB lane with no-where to go, thus blocking the N/S traffic when their eastbound light turns red.

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