TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes + weekend alerts

6:01 AM: Good morning! It’s Friday, August 5th.


Today’s forecast says it’ll be sunny and breezy, high around 70.


Ferries: WSF is on the 2-boat schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. Check here for alerts/updates.

Metro buses are on their regular weekday schedules; watch @kcmetroalerts for word of reroutes/trip cancellations.

The West Seattle Water Taxi is on its regular schedule.


One more reminder: NO bridge closures for the Blue Angels. But SDOT has some work planned this weekend:

On Saturday and Sunday, we will be working at 16th Ave SW and SW Cambridge St to update curb bulbs and curb ramps. Work will begin as early as 8 AM and conclude at 5 PM. We’ll maintain traffic throughout
the area, but people driving can expect delays.

On Saturday, our signal crews will be working to replace overhead signs and complete wiring activities on 14th Ave S and S Cloverdale St. The work is anticipated to begin as early as 8 AM and conclude by 3 PM. For people driving, we may need to briefly close lanes directly below the signs while this work takes place. Please navigate the area with caution.

On Sunday from 6 AM to 3 PM, our landscaping crews will be cleaning the parking strips and medians on Olson Place SW and SW Roxbury St. Clean-up efforts will begin on Olson Place SW where we will close a single eastbound lane and proceed to SW Roxbury St where we will close a single westbound lane. Please anticipate delays while traveling in the area.


866th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. 37 days until the week SDOT hopes to reopen it.

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 – camera malfunctioning, as are a few others in eastern West Seattle (they’ve been reported to SDOT, still no estimate on when they’ll be fixed)

Highland Park Way/2nd SW (one of four recently installed cameras):

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, many with video options; 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.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes + weekend alerts"

  • Water taxi rider August 5, 2022 (7:23 am)

    Why is the boat ramp at Don Armeni Park so busy this morning? Is it sport fishing season?

    • WSB August 5, 2022 (9:46 am)

      According to an email, yes, a fishing season opened today! Will write something about that soon as I find a good link. Thanks!

  • RickB August 5, 2022 (8:30 am)

    I drove SR-99 northbound through the tunnel on Tuesday morning and the
    reader sign said it would be closed this Friday overnight. But now I
    can’t find anything that confirms that. Did they cancel the closure? Or did I misread the sign (maybe the closure is next Friday)?

    • WSB August 5, 2022 (10:11 pm)

      I finally found it in a WSDOT tweet from yesterday
      it wasn’t on the WSDOT traffic alert map among other places. Gotta be a better way.

      • RickB August 6, 2022 (8:59 am)

        Wow yeah, that’s not great information dissemination. It’s over now but thanks for finding that tweet.

        • WSB August 6, 2022 (9:27 am)

          Though it’s a WSDOT structure, tunnel closures used to be mentioned in a weekly “construction lookahead” that SDOT sent on Thursdays. I haven’t received it for a while – will be checking on Monday if we just fell off the list, or if they stopped sending it.

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