TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Monday notes, 6 days until West Seattle Bridge reopening

6:03 AM: Good morning. The final bridge-reopening countdown is on as we start Monday, September 12th.


Morning clouds, afternoon sun, mid-70s predicted .


*Classes are canceled for a fourth day at Seattle Public Schools as the educators’ strike continues.


From 10 pm tonight until 5 am Tuesday, SW Spokane will be closed between Delridge and Avalon so crews can do seismic work beneath the bridge. That also means Metro routes 21 and the RapidRide C Line will be rerouted.


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

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

The West Seattle Water Taxi is on its regular schedule.


904th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. 6 days until SDOT expects to reopen it – on this Sunday, September 18th. Watch WSB for reopening updates all week.

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use until the high bridge reopens; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings.

1st Avenue South Bridge:

South Park BridgeALERT: “Expect intermittent single lane restrictions on South Park Bridge between S Orr St. and East Marginal Way S from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (again today) Friday, Sept. 9. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. The lane restriction allow crews room to inspect the underside of the bridge using a large under bridge inspection truck.”

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 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

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Please text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Monday notes, 6 days until West Seattle Bridge reopening"

  • Flo B September 12, 2022 (6:30 am)

    WSB. Can you ask SDOT if they’re going to monitor signal timing not only for entrance/exit to the high bridge but the alternate routes out of WS once the high bridge reopens. If not, ask why. It would also be nice if they’d come back in a month and revisit signal timing as people would have settled into their commute patterns.

  • NW September 12, 2022 (6:41 am)

    Traffic Note: My civilly pledge this week. I pledge to not text while driving or use my phone in any way to distract while driving.

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy September 12, 2022 (8:45 am)

    What is the current status of celebration parties related to the reopening of the bridge?  I only remember seeing specifics related to the ounces party and the release of the shirts. Not sure why I was expecting something more. 

    • WSB September 12, 2022 (9:21 am)

      Hi, we’ve reported this several times – a community coalition wanted to have a big party on the bridge (run/walk/ride most likely) but SDOT said no events on the bridge.

      So everything that will be happening is kind of ad hoc – like Ounces and the beer release – I understand Junction merchants will be offering various specials for the week following the reopening but the list hasn’t come out yet. Also, South Park is having a party, I hear, haven’t gotten that in the calendar yet.

      • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy September 12, 2022 (9:24 am)

        Thank you!  I actually did spend several minutes trying to find news on this one. Glad to hear definitively. I had invited a friend to join, but we’ll find something else to do!

  • Sean Brennan September 12, 2022 (8:55 am)

    Hey anyone know if they are running a later schedule for the water taxi for the Hawks Monday night game her on the 12th! Go Hawks!

    • April September 12, 2022 (10:47 am)

      Would be nice if they actually ran the water taxi late every night; plus until 2:30 am on weekends would cut down on the driving while drinking!

    • rdubs September 12, 2022 (11:49 am)

      Ha was actually just on this post to see if there was any info about this. I feel like they used to do 1-2 extra sailings on a few occasions for game nights and would love if they’d start that back up again. 

  • ks September 12, 2022 (9:53 pm)

    This is truly great news.  Fingers crossed that the opening will really happen Sunday.

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