ADDED 9:50 AM: Crash on/at the 1st Avenue South Bridge.

6:03 AM: Good morning!


Rainy and warmer – the high might reach the mid-60s.


East Marginal Way has fully reopened.


586th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

South Park Bridge:

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):

Are movable bridges opening for boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is back as of last check. 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.


26th SW – Ongoing closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work, at least a few more weeks, the county says.

NEXT WEEK: More RapidRide-related work at 26th/Roxbury, starting as soon as Monday. This flyer has full details.


Regular Metro schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones – on 26th and 15th SW in particular. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF is still on a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi continurs on its new schedule (no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses).

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Thursday notes"

  • Frustrated! October 28, 2021 (10:56 am)

    A few weeks ago traffic leaving WS was NOT this bad.  Everyday this week I’ve encountered 2+ hrs to leave the “island”.  This is a no go for me.  How do people manage work? You can’t consistently be out of the office for 2+ hours a day WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THIS?!?

  • Flivver October 28, 2021 (12:05 pm)

    Monday and Tuesday the closed South Park bridge was the culprit. In fact, Tuesday i  left north Admiral at 9am and ended up going all the way to Tukwilla to get on n bound I5.

  • Trevor Leonard October 28, 2021 (12:45 pm)

    Traffic is no laughing matter. I can barely stand it!

  • Eeeh October 28, 2021 (12:59 pm)

    I noticed the exact same thing this week. It was bad but not this terrible! I did the same thing Tuesday and drove all the way to Tukwila to get to my child’s daycare in Georgetown! What the!?!? I had someone cut me off for a road rage issue against a totally different vehicle than me which seems to happen more and more…I’m just trying to drive as safely as I can with my baby in the back and have to regularly avoid self righteous a-holes out there. 

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