6:05 AM: Good morning! Even cooler today – might not even get to 60 degrees. And remember, serious rain is predicted for Friday.


26th SW & beyond – The northbound 26th SW closure continues between Roxbury and Barton.

Delridge projectSignals and signs are major tasks this week.


Buses are on regular schedules today – except for the rerouting in RapidRise H Line work zones. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.


540th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

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

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden – The camera’s back, now pointed west:

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

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? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed will tell you. (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.

9 Replies to "ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday notes"

  • Busrider September 15, 2021 (7:43 am)

    Lower Spokane bridge has opened twice in the past half hour.

  • FrustratedBusRider September 15, 2021 (7:53 am)

    This is the third time in a week and a half where I am at risk of being late to work due to slow moving boats rendering the low bridge useless during rush hour. I know they have the right of way but I am already leaving 20 minutes early to add time for them and I still barley make it on time. Or I end up 30 minutes early to work if the bridge is fine. It’s so frustrating. I wish something could be done.

    • reed September 15, 2021 (10:00 am)

      This is a drawback of living on a peninsula, be it here or anywhere else.

      • Auntie September 15, 2021 (11:28 am)

        True story, Reed. I guess those people didn’t live here when there was only the low bridge and we were all subject to its seemingly whimsical openings. Or when the low bridge was rammed and everyone had to detour to the south. It’s all inconvenient and it’s going to continue to be inconvenient until the high bridge opens again. Heavy sigh.

    • Anne September 15, 2021 (10:50 am)

       Anyone that chooses  to take a drawbridge -for whatever reason better know it can open pretty much at any time & lots of marine traffic consist of slow moving boats/ships. 

      • No Car Bus Rider/Biker September 15, 2021 (6:33 pm)

        I got caught this morning and now just caught again coming home. I will now miss my very tight window to drink anything during the last hour before Yom Kippur starts because I will be on a bus the whole time. If I had literally any other way to get to and from work that didn’t involve the low bridge I would take it. Some of us have no choice!

  • Gill & Alex September 15, 2021 (8:00 am)

    Morning, All, Still no word on why the South Park Bridge camera is still pointing east?

  • Al King September 15, 2021 (4:36 pm)

    Auntie. There were 2 low spans. When the bridge was hit traffic was diverted to the other-2 lanes each way. Note, as a 2nd generation WS res used the low bridge as well as my dad did. NEVER had any issues getting out of WS. Also note we emptied onto Harbor Island an cotended with trains. 

    • Auntie September 15, 2021 (7:52 pm)

      I remember waiting for many a boat/barge to get out or back into WS. And trains.

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