9:43 AM: Avoid the South Park Bridge -it’s malfunctioning.

10:01 AM: Working again.


6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Monday, September 26th.


Here’s the forecast – sunny with morning haze and “patchy smoke,” high near 80.


Metro buses are on their regular schedules; watch @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations/reroute alerts.

No changes in ferries (check here for alerts/updates) or West Seattle Water Taxi service (which will continue at all-day/every-day levels through fall and winter).


-As soon as today, Seattle Public Utilities will close Sylvan Way between Home Depot’s eastern access and SW Orchard, as SPU works on a “natural drainage” project that will take about two weeks. This notice explains.

-Just south of the city-limit line, King County is scheduled to continue repaving Myers Way between 99th and 108th.


High Bridge – here’s the lone reactivated camera atop the span.

Low Bridge: Open to anyone who wants to use it.

1st Ave. S. Bridge: For those still finding it more convenient.

Highway 99: Whichever bridge you’re using to get to it, here’s a look at northbound traffic on 99 at Lander.

All currently functional city traffic cams can be seen here, many with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are also on this WSB page … Are movable city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

If you see trouble on the roads/paths/water, please text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: First Monday of fall"

  • Seanjohn Walsh September 26, 2022 (8:15 am)

    Any idea why buses 56, 57 continue to use lower bridge mornings?We are SICK of closed bridge etc

  • ProtoMagnon September 26, 2022 (7:40 pm)

    WSB – Saw an informational sign on WB I-90 this afternoon informing us that the ramp on SB I-5 going to the WS bridge will be closed all weekend. No info at all on SDOT or WSDOT website. Was wondering if you heard any details as to what is up with this closure. Thanks

    • WSB September 26, 2022 (7:57 pm)

      I don’t know what the current status is but blurb on WSDOT traffic map says “The southbound I-5 right lane and ramps to Columbia Way/West Seattle Freeway closed around-the clock from 10 p.m. September 20, 2022 until about 5:00 am on October 3, 2022.” If it’s not closed now, I have to wonder if that’s a typo and they mean 10 pm September *30* since that would be the more classic Friday night to Monday morning closure. Would no doubt be part of their long-running “Revive I-5” project.

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