TRAFFIC, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Wednesday watch, 2 years after West Seattle Bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning. It’s Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022. Two years ago tonight, the city closed the West Seattle Bridge with just a few hours’ public notice. We’ll have an update on the repair work later this morning. First – the morning-commute check-ins:


Rain is expected to return by tonight, and the high’s back down in the 50s.


The 35th/Findlay sewer work is expected to continue.


Metro is on its regular weekday schedule – final reminder, the twice-yearly service change took effect Saturday. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of reroutes/cancellations.

Water Taxi‘s on its regular schedule.

Ferries: WSF continues the two-boat schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. Check here for alerts/updates.


729th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

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.)

1st Avenue South Bridge:

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? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed; 1st Ave. S. Bridge openings are also tweeted by @wsdot_traffic.

All city traffic cams can be seen here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are also on this WSB page

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Wednesday watch, 2 years after West Seattle Bridge closure"

  • Mellow Kitty March 23, 2022 (7:50 am)

    Something tells me that June 2022’s grand reopening of the bridge will not be happening. 

    • Lucy March 23, 2022 (8:32 am)

      So glad we didn’t spend a few thousand dollars on a party.

      • WSB March 23, 2022 (8:35 am)

        The celebratory event(s) we’ve been mentioning are being planned for whenever it reopens, not this or any other anniversary.

    • Jeepney March 23, 2022 (9:47 am)

      I predict a Memorial Day weekend opening of the bridge.

  • Mj March 23, 2022 (9:19 am)

    Many people are already stressed, the added delay to reopening of the WSB due to the Concrete Driver’s labor dispute is not helpful.  It’s getting overwhelmingly claustrophobic residing in the north end of WS!

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