ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes, weekend preview

8 AM: The Water Taxi has been canceling departures because of vessel trouble. … So far the cancellations extend through the 8:15 departure.

8:51 AM: No word yet if the WT has resumed.

9:01 AM: now shows the Doc Maynard at Seacrest, so looks like service has resumed.

9:15 AM: Just heard the dispatch for a crash at Olson/2nd, at the east end of the Roxbury corridor.


6:07 AM Good morning!


Breezy, cloudy, cool forecast, maybe some clearing later.


26th SW – Southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton continues for RapidRide H Line prep work. We’re checking on the reopening timeline

West Marginal on Saturday – From SDOT: “On the 6000 block of West Marginal Way (North of SW Front St), Urban Forestry crews will be in the area doing some tree maintenance work. Traffic impacts include closure of the southbound curb lane. The work is anticipated to begin on Saturday as early as 5:00 AM and conclude by 1:00 PM.”


Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule.


606th 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.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 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 "ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes, weekend preview"

  • Blbl November 19, 2021 (8:03 am)

    The water taxi has been canceled. No explanation.  The shuttle  is taking people to the junction to catch the C line. 

    • WSB November 19, 2021 (8:40 am)

      A somewhat confusing email blames vessel & weather trouble. Trying to confirm if it’s resumed. (Update: As noted above, it has.)

  • 22blades November 19, 2021 (8:14 am)

    Happy United Nations “World Toilet Day”. You’ve sipped your coffee for 45 minutes, driving to downtown for errands. Seattle is now like a third world country where you can’t find decent, safe sanitation facilities.

  • Tony November 19, 2021 (9:13 am)

    There were a bunch of roofing nails stuck in cardboard maliciously placed (sticking up and spread across the trail) on the Alki Trail near the intersection of Harbor Ave and Lotus Ave at 0645 this morning. I had multiple punctures in my front tire, and had to walk my bike home to fix. 

    • WSB November 19, 2021 (9:17 am)

      Sorry to hear that, Have you been able to report to SDOT (206-684-ROAD)?

      • Tony November 19, 2021 (12:07 pm)

        Yes I reported it.

  • Kevin on Delridge November 19, 2021 (11:39 am)

    Median planting and sidewalk work happening in North Delridge. Please drive cautiously.

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