6:02 AM: Good morning!


Cloudy and warmer – with a high around 60.


26th SW – Now closed southbound between Roxbury and Barton for street upgrades to prepare for RapidRide H Line.


Regular Metro schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones – on 26th and 15th SW in particular. Lots of canceled trips lately, so watch @kcmetrobus for word of those.

For ferries and Water Taxi; Check here for late word of changes; you can watch @wsferries too. Note that WSF is going to downsize schedules systemwide starting Saturday, as explained here. … No scheduled changes for the West Seattle Water Taxi.


569th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. (The Community Task Force gets briefed at 4 pm today.) 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 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 movable bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working again. (1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also 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.

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Welcome to Thursday"

  • Al King October 14, 2021 (8:52 am)

    WSB. In today’s mail(at least here on Alki)got a big glossy card from SDOT stating the low bridge had restricted hours and there is a $75 fine for violating. Can you ask them why they sent it and how much it cost us taxpayers.  

    • WSB October 14, 2021 (10:13 am)

      They have said previously that they planned a renewed awareness campaign around low-bridge restrictions.

    • RK October 14, 2021 (11:07 am)

      Bud, West Seattle Blog ain’t employed by you. Go ask them yourself.

      • WSB October 14, 2021 (5:14 pm)

        We do appreciate questions, as those often lead to interesting stories, and we get them all the time through a variety of channels (here, email, text, voice, social media). In this case it’s something on which we’ve already reported – TR

  • Al King October 14, 2021 (12:17 pm)

    Didn’t realize there were people unaware….. 

    • reed October 14, 2021 (3:58 pm)

      Willful ignorance.

      • bill October 14, 2021 (10:29 pm)

        Similar to wasting money on radar speed signs. All cars have a speedometer. Most of them work. Drivers speeding already know they are speeding. Who in West Seattle can possibly be unaware of the low bridge restrictions at this point?

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