TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Third weekday morning with reopened West Seattle Bridge

9:04 AM: Thanks to Sam for the heads-up – SDOT crews are doing tree work on Sylvan Way and that has resulted in a lane reduction.


=6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Wednesday, September 21st, third weekday with the reopened West Seattle Bridge.


Here’s the forecast – sunny, high in the low 70s.


Metro buses are back on the high bridge, and today is their third weekday since changes made with the twice-yearly service change; watch @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations/reroute alerts.

No changes in ferries (check here for alerts/updates) or West Seattle Water Taxi service.


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

Low Bridge: All restrictions were dropped with the high bridge’s reopening, so it’s open to anyone who wants to use it.

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.

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

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Third weekday morning with reopened West Seattle Bridge"

  • Driver September 21, 2022 (7:31 am)

    More traffic today on the bridge. With many office workers on a hybrid schedule, the peak days are Wednesday and Thursday.  Driving to northbound I-5 from the Junction is less than 10 minutes, which is more than 20 minutes faster than the detour. 

  • Azimuth September 21, 2022 (8:24 am)

    20 minutes drive from the Junction to Ballard. I don’t drive often but that sure is nicer than before, up to an hour sometimes. The purpose of that short chunk of bus lane on 99 North is still baffling to me. 

  • Sarchka September 21, 2022 (8:41 am)

    Wow smoky smelling air this AM! Took me by surprise since the AQI is good.

    • WSB September 21, 2022 (9:10 am)

      Not good right now if you look at PurpleAir; we have written about this separately.

      • Sarchka September 21, 2022 (11:09 am)

        Yikes, that did downgrade quickly :-(

    • newnative September 21, 2022 (9:31 am)

      I agree. I was very confused when I walked to the bus stop and the aqi said 37. 

  • Jack September 21, 2022 (4:47 pm)

    Dropped off my wife at 3pm at the SeaTac and was home, via 509 and West Marginal, in Alki in 22 minutes.

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