TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge lane closures tonight, Tuesday night, and full westbound closure Wednesday night (UPDATE: CANCELED)

(Latest image from ‘live’ SDOT camera atop the bridge)

Just received from SDOT:

Westbound lanes on West Seattle Bridge closed Wednesday overnight for overhead signage adjustment

Overnight on Wednesday, October 19 to early morning Thursday, October 20 we will be closing all westbound lanes on the West Seattle Bridge to allow crews to complete overhead sign adjustment work. Once work is complete, all westbound travel lanes on the bridge will be restored. A signed detour route, directing travelers across the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) will be in place during the closure.

We will also be conducting single lane closures on the westbound lanes overnight tonight (and Tuesday night). These closures are also being conducted as part of the signage adjustment work.

No exact hours for any of the above yet – we might not get those until tomorrow, but we’ll update when we do, and we’ll include reminders (as we do with all announced road work/closures) in our first-thing-in-the-morning traffic roundups.

P.S. Tonight marks exactly one month since the bridge reopened.

ADDED TUESDAY AFTERNOON: SDOT says this has been canceled and will be rescheduled, possibly for next week.

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge lane closures tonight, Tuesday night, and full westbound closure Wednesday night (UPDATE: CANCELED)"

  • Mj October 17, 2022 (10:13 pm)

    And why wasn’t this work conducted when the bridge was closed?

  • Scott October 17, 2022 (10:55 pm)

    They had 2.5 years to do this work.  

  • Ms. West Seattle October 18, 2022 (7:26 am)

    The is ridiculous! Why wasn’t this done already? I don’t even drive and it makes me mad! 

  • Lisa October 18, 2022 (7:28 am)

    I feel a little ptsd coming on. Dunno why this wasn’t taken care of previously. D’oh!

  • KT October 18, 2022 (9:28 am)

    You have to love SDOT.  In two-and-a-half years and they were unable to find the time to adjust signage.  

  • Westwood October 18, 2022 (9:40 am)

    Typical W. Seattle whiners. 

  • CAM October 18, 2022 (10:39 am)

    Fingers crossed “signage adjustment” means installation of “Camera Enforced” signs above the bus lane. 

  • Kato October 18, 2022 (11:20 am)

    Can they also finish painting the lines the rest of the way to I-5

  • my two cents October 18, 2022 (7:53 pm)

    Sign Adjustments can entail updating based on current standards, updated directions and notifications of lane closures. Critical path of project management would probably want to ensure that the bridge was up and running prior to taking down signage.

    • WSB October 18, 2022 (8:08 pm)

      Also, I asked SDOT about this. They were waiting on materials that didn’t arrive pre-reopening.

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