TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Summer Fest Eve begins

6:023 AM: Good morning; welcome to Thursday, July 14th.


The forecast is for another sunny day, high possibly into the low 80s.


West Seattle Summer Fest road closures start this afternoon, earlier than past years – California north of Oregon are expected to close at noon today for stage setup, while California from Oregon to Edmunds, and SW Alaska from 42nd to 44th, are scheduled to close at 4 pm. Closures then continue until everything is cleared post-festival Sunday night. (See this Metro webpage for bus-reroute info – although it’s not currently listed to take effect until 6 pm, which conflicts with the earlier closure plans.)


Metro buses are on their regular weekday schedule until the Summer Fest reroutes kick in; watch @kcmetroalerts for word of other reroutes/trip cancellations.

The West Seattle Water Taxi is, so far, back on its regular schedule.

Ferries: WSF continues on the two-boat schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth – and WSF says that probably won’t change before next spring. Check here for alerts/updates.


844th 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 (one of four recently installed cameras):

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? Please text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Summer Fest Eve begins"

  • Bus rider July 14, 2022 (6:54 am)

    Route 56 leaving Alki at 7:06 is not running this morning 

  • reed July 14, 2022 (10:08 am)

    A weekend in the Junction without cars; blissful! 

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