TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Friday watch + weekend alerts

6:02 AM: Good morning and welcome to Friday, May 13th.


The National Weather Service predicts a partly sunny day, high around 60.


-Saturday is West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, with ~300 sales around the peninsula – see the map here – so neighborhoods will be busier.

-SDOT has one project in West Seattle this weekend: “On Saturday, we’ll be replacing three traffic signs on SW Spokane St in the eastbound direction near 26th Ave SW. We anticipate this work to begin as early as 7 AM and conclude by 5 PM. We’ll need to reduce the two travel lanes to a single lane and there may be delays for people driving.”


Metro is on its regular weekday schedule, but watch @kcmetroalerts (new account) for word of reroutes/trip cancellations.

Check the West Seattle Water Taxi status here. (REMINDER ADDED: No midday WT service for up to four days next week,)

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


781st 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 city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed; 1st Ave. S. Bridge openings are 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.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Friday watch + weekend alerts"

  • Jennifer May 13, 2022 (8:30 am)

    Is the revive I-5 going on this weekend? I’ve seen one report saying it was canceled due to rain but everywhere else says it’s a go. 

  • Witter May 13, 2022 (8:47 am)

    Anybody know why W Marginal & Chelan Ave SW (detour road into West Seattle) has been especially trafficky as of late?My commute from Shoreline was a breeze, 50mph all the way to that cursed intersection then I burned 15 mins getting through that light. Ouch… there goes my early arrival to work! Happy Friday everyone.

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