6:03 AM: Good morning. It’s Monday, April 18th. Seattle Public Schools are back in session after spring break, while several local schools start theirs today


Today’s forecast includes rain, wind, and cooler temperatures.


The two-week closure of the West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street ramp to northbound 99 is supposed to start today, though WSDOT also warned that wet weather might change that.


Metro is on its regular weekday schedule. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of reroutes/cancellations.

No midday service today through Wednesday for the West Seattle Water Taxi, because of training. Check its status via Water Taxi Vessel Watch. Summer schedule – adding later evening runs on Fridays and Saturdays – starts at the end of this week.

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


756th 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, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Monday notes"

  • Hello Dio April 18, 2022 (7:22 am)

    WSDOT was just putting out the cones to block the 99 on-ramp. 

  • Bus April 18, 2022 (7:45 am)

    The ramp to 99 is blocked off and the bus re-route has begun, whether the work itself is happening or not.  I would say it added about 10 minutes to the bus commute, though we hit every single light on 1st Avenue getting back to Alaskan Way, so maybe your bus will be luckier than mine.

  • DC April 18, 2022 (8:23 am)

    Don’t know whether the work on the ramp to northbound 99 has started, but the bus reroutes have. Mine was rerouted down 1st Ave. 

  • reed April 18, 2022 (8:51 am)

    Lots of speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians (including small kids) within two school zones that I walked through this morning.

  • David April 18, 2022 (10:12 am)

    Ridiculous that the buses are being routed down 1st Ave. What is wrong with E Marginal/Alaskan Way? Much less traffic, and fewer traffic lights to hold the bus up. 

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