6:07 AM: Good morning!


Sunshine and 50s predicted today.


26th SW – Now closed southbound between Roxbury and Barton.

15th SW – Also as part of the King County-led work on the RapidRide project, southbound 15th is scheduled to be closed at Roxbury for underground utility work again today.


The fall “service change” took effect Saturday, with various West Seattle changes, including the return of Routes 22 and 113. Also note the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones – on 26th and 15th SW in particular. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of canceled trips.

For ferries and water taxis, regular schedule today. Reminder that there will be NO West Seattle Water Taxi service this Saturday and Sunday, Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.


No classes Friday for Seattle Public Schools.


562nd 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 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 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.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Thursday watch"

  • Gabion October 7, 2021 (10:15 am)

    Hello WSB,       I realize that Ambaum Blvd is technically not part of West Seattle, but I would like to call upon your talent for getting to the root of DOT issues. I believe the work being done south of 116th is relevant, due to the current commute crunch, and I wonder if it is something you could shed some light on.  I don’t question the need for the project, but I am befuddled as to the random  staffing of workers and slow progress. Where is the best place to go for information? 

    • WSB October 7, 2021 (11:21 am)

      That’s part of the King County share of the RapidRide project (as is the current work near Westwood Village). They have a webpage – will add that link when I can find itl

  • momosmom October 7, 2021 (2:22 pm)

    Burien Segment of RapidRide H Line Construction Begins June 28, 2021Posted on 06/25/2021Construction on the Burien segment of the RapidRide H Line begins on June 28, 2021. Construction will begin between SW 116th St and SW 122nd St. Work on this segment will be broken down into three stages: southbound lanes (June 28–Sept. 21), northbound lanes (Nov. 18–Jan. 26), and median work (Feb. 24–March 10). Construction personnel will be working between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The project is scheduled to be completed by late fall 2022.Construction crews will begin their work with site preparation that includes: sidewalk removal, pavement milling, and tree protection and removal. Work may require single lane closures. Traffic will be maintained in both northerly and southerly directions. However, there may be intermittent travel lane closures that will continue throughout the summer and fall. Expect medium-to-heavy traffic delays on Ambaum Boulevard SW starting at 16th Ave SW and SW 116th St throughout the day and plan ahead for additional commute time or consider alternate routes.

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