6:01 AM: Good morning!


Rain and wind are in the forecast again.


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 closed at Roxbury for underground utility work.


The fall “service change” happened Saturday, so various West Seattle changes are in effect, 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, as announced Monday, there will be NO West Seattle Water Taxi service this Saturday and Sunday, Watch @wsferries for ferry updates.


561st 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.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Wednesday watch"

  • Dan October 6, 2021 (9:18 am)

    Can anyone comment on why any time I go through the Spokane St 5 way intersection I still see so many personal (unauthorized) vehicles going over the low bridge during restricted hours? Are they not actually ticketing? I find it hard to believe hundreds of drivers per day are fine with getting a $75 ticket each way.

    • Mellow Kitty October 6, 2021 (9:50 am)

      The ones driving on the lower bridge, more than likely, have the attitude, “I can afford the ticket(s), so I don’t care.” They consider it a small fee to use their private bridge. I’ve seen many comments on WSB to feel confident in my statement. Too many drivers believe they are a law onto themselves and will drive, how, when and wherever they please. 

    • S.A. October 6, 2021 (10:24 am)

      Personal vehicles may be driven by folks with permission to use the bridge because they have medical treatments to attend.

      • WSB October 6, 2021 (10:33 am)

        There are other categories of authorized users in which the vehicles might appear “personal.” Authorized vehicles are registered by plate and there is nothing outward that would enable someone to tell the difference – it’s all in the citation system.

  • Al King October 6, 2021 (9:45 am)

    Dan. Some may be authorized. And YES they WILL be issued a $75 ticket if they are not. The camera does not blink. 

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