6:03 AM: Good morning!


Rain and wind are expected today..


26th SW – The closure between Roxbury and Barton has now shifted to the southbound side.

15th SW – Also as part of the RapidRide project, southbound 15th is closed at Roxbury for underground utility work.

Delridge project – Major work is done; look for our update today/tonight


The fall “service change” happened Saturday, so various West Seattle changes are in effect, including the return of Routes 22 and 113. Also keep in mind 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. Note that, as announced Monday, there will be NO West Seattle Water Taxi service this Saturday and Sunday, Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.


560th 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: (Note: If these next two cameras still appear frozen in date, please report to SDOT at 206-684-ROAD)

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.

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

  • Flivver October 5, 2021 (6:26 am)

    WSB. Is SPD still patrolling the low bridge.?? I’m wondering if the frozen camera’s also include the bridge enforcement cameras??? and that’s the reason? I’d also question the legality as the camera gives a $75 ticket and based on past comments the SPD ticket is @ $150.

    • WSB October 5, 2021 (8:26 am)

      The traffic-conditions cameras are working again, as noted last night. The enforcement cameras are a completely different type of camera. As for the fines, those are set by the Legislature, so yes, they’re legal. I don’t know exactly where the officer(s) were patroling but you can see some of the violation locations on this search

      • WSB October 5, 2021 (11:10 am)

        …. and now the images are broken again.  (They were working at the time of the previous reply.)

  • zephyr October 5, 2021 (9:59 am)

    Yesterday as I was headed up the hill going south on 35th I happened to see two tents at Totem Pole Park  (Alaska and 35th).  Any idea what’s going on?  Is this an encampment beginning?  These things grow quickly. ‘Haven’t been there today. 

    • Auntie October 5, 2021 (11:13 am)

      They’ve been there for a while – at least a couple of weeks or more. I guess any open spot is fair game these days. Like the tent village at the corner of Delridge and 21st. It started as one tent and now there are multiple tents and even some make-do fencing around the gathering. There was also a large community of tents in the park area at 26th & Juneau, but many of those have left and there are only a few left. The city has a laissez-fair attitude, so I guess they can be wherever they want to be.

    • Foop October 5, 2021 (12:28 pm)

      I’m sorry if the tents hurt you.

    • waikikigirl October 5, 2021 (12:34 pm)

      Zephyr, the smaller tent has been there for a few weeks but the larger one we just noticed it yesterday… they’re not supposed to be there but as my husband said “no one will make them move”

  • zephyr October 5, 2021 (5:29 pm)

    Thanks, Waikikigirl for
    responding in a helpful way.  I must have missed the smaller one
    earlier.  But the big one caught my eye as I passed on the way up.  I
    think it’s perfectly fine to be concerned about encampments in our
    public parks.   But I don’t intend to engage over it here via WSB.  Just
    wanted to figure out how long it had been there. 

  • Flivver October 5, 2021 (5:36 pm)

    Foop. What is YOUR solution?

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