TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Welcome to Wednesday

6:02 AM: Good morning; welcome to Wednesday, July 13th.


The forecast is for another sunny and breezy day, high in the 70s (85 was Tuesday’s high).


Metro buses are on their regular weekday schedule; watch @kcmetroalerts for word of 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.


West Seattle Summer Fest road closures/bus reroutes start earlier than past years – California north of Oregon will close at noon Thursday for stage setup, while California from Oregon to Edmunds, and SW Alaska from 42nd to 44th, will close at 4 pm Thursday. Closures then continue until everything is cleared post-festivl Sunday night. (Watch here for bus-reroute info.)


843rd 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: Welcome to Wednesday"

  • Jeepney July 13, 2022 (8:06 am)

    If all goes well, less than 2 months to go until the bridge reopens.

  • John July 13, 2022 (9:00 am)

    Has the low bridge been opening for vessels more often lately? Riding the bus across the bridge in late afternoon/early evening, for several months I never once ran into a turned bridge. However, yesterday was the second day in a row the bridge was “out,” the third time in the last week, and the fourth time in the last two weeks. To top it off, yesterday afternoon we had to sit through *two* closures before making it across! Just a coincidence or has there been an increase in ship traffic under the bridge? Just curious.

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