TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes; 3 days until West Seattle Bridge reopens

6:03 AM: Good morning. The final \countdown to the West Seattle Bridge reopening continues as we start Thursday, September 15th.


AM clouds, PM sun, high in the upper 60s predicted .


*Seattle Public Schools are open for the second day of the strike-delayed year. Reminder – five West Seattle schools have speed-enforcement cameras, as listed here.


Metro buses are on their regular weekday schedules; watch @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations/reroute alerts. Remember that Saturday is the next twice-yearly service change – here’s our look at planned West Seattle trip cuts. Metro plans to return to the high bridge on Monday.

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

The West Seattle Water Taxi is on its regular schedule.


907th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. 3 days until SDOT expects to reopen it – on this Sunday, September 18th. Watch WSB for reopening updates all week. (As of this morning, no announcement yet of what time the reopening is expected on Sunday.)

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 Bridge:

Highland Park Way/West Marginal Way

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.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes; 3 days until West Seattle Bridge reopens"

  • Jeff September 15, 2022 (8:46 am)

    This will be a welcomed relief!!! Marginal is full of speeders and road rage. Yesterday alone, someone cut off at the last second and another person got out of their car to hit their window and flip them off. Stopping traffic even more. This detour is the source of so much road rage. 

  • Smoosh September 15, 2022 (8:52 am)

    My favorite time of the year is when the cameras go back on.  The flash that indicates the delivery of instant justice is so gratifying. 

  • Diane Fields September 15, 2022 (10:48 am)

    So tired of the cheaters.  I can’t wait until Sunday.  

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