7:11 AM; Per commenter and texter, 8th/Roxbury light is flashing.

11:35 AM: The light is repaired (we just verified by driving through the intersection). SDOT tells WSB it was fixed yesterday but broke again – “Our signal crews visited the site yesterday to fix the signal, but it returned to flashing again after the crew left. So we returned to the site this morning to replace some of the equipment and get it working again.”


6:07 AM: Good morning and welcome to November!


Today’s forecast suggests rain might return by tonight.


590th 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 boats or barges? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working again as of early this morning; 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. Also, new work at 26th/Roxbury could start as soon as today. 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 continues 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.

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: New-month Monday"

  • John November 1, 2021 (6:19 am)

    Roxbury & 8th signal has been flashing since 9pm last night and still this morning as we drove thru at 6am.

  • Flivver November 1, 2021 (6:49 am)

    WSB. SDOT’s linked site say’s that starting in January those with low bridge passes will be restricted from using the low bridge between 10am & 3pm. Does that mean they’ll be ticketed? Will they lose their pass if they use the low bridge? 

  • Oops November 1, 2021 (8:05 am)

    It was flashing at 3am yesterday when I went through, and at lunch time yesterday too.  I feel bad.  I thought about texting you guys to give a head’s up, but it’s such a major intersection I assumed everyone would already be on it so I never did.  But it has been doing that for at least 30 hours.

  • WSlite November 1, 2021 (8:43 am)

    That 8th Ave SW/SW Roxbury St traffic light has been flashing red at least since 2 nights ago (since Saturday night) at 9:30PM. I called SPD’s non-emergency 5 times since 2 nights ago and finally got a hold of someone yesterday morning at 8:10AM. I told them about it and mentioned it needing to be fixed. Clearly still not fixed. Don’t understand why it would take over 24 hours to get flashing light fixed especially at such a busy intersection. I haven’t seen anyone working on it yet every time I have been by. Traffic was backed up quite a bit last night from it flashing red. Crossing my fingers something gets done today.

    • WSB November 1, 2021 (9:09 am)

      Someone texted us yesterday but we couldn’t check on it at the time. SDOT is aware because they tweeted a traffic alert about it this morning but we’ll ask them if it’s being fixed. Their after-hours dispatch is the best way to report this kind of problem on the weekends – 206-386-1218.

  • WSB November 1, 2021 (11:38 am)

    Update on 8th/Roxbury posted above. Fixed now. SDOT says they DID fix it yesterday but then it broke again.

  • workdowntown November 1, 2021 (1:02 pm)

    I’ve been out of West Seattle for a few years but need to return tomorrow. Will stop on First Hill first for a doctor appointment, then head to WS, then back to First Hill.  Any idea how long that could take me in the morning, say between10:30 to 12:30?  Thank you!

    • Auntie November 1, 2021 (2:32 pm)

      I would say 45 minutes First Hill to West Seattle and the same heading back. That takes into account at least one bridge opening each way.

  • Flivver November 1, 2021 (2:00 pm)

    WorkDT.  IF there isn’t an accident. IF the (1st ave s.) bridge isn’t up  BEST case scenario would be an added 15min vs the high bridge. For safety sake i’d add a FULL 1/2 hour over what you would have planned if the high bridge was operational.

  • workdowntown November 1, 2021 (5:56 pm)

    Thanks guys,  that helps a lot!

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