TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday info, with reopened ramp to NB 99

6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Tuesday, May 9th. After a six-day closure, the ramp from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge to northbound State Highway 99 is open again, as we first reported earlier this morning:

WSDOT says the concrete poured Saturday cured more quickly than they expected.


Metro – Downtown-bound buses should be back on regular routing this morning. Otherwise, regular schedule, but trip cancellations are still happening.

Water Taxi – Continuing the spring/summer schedule.

Washington State Ferries‘ Triangle Route continues on the 2-boat schedule but with the chance of sailing cancellations on short notice, so check here for alerts/updates and see Vessel Watch for boats’ locations.


Delridge cameras: Besides the one below (Delridge/Henderson), cameras are also up at Delridge/Genesee, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Orchard, and Delridge/Oregon.

High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (when SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way):

Low Bridge – east-end vicinity:

1st Ave. S. Bridge – another route across the river:

Highway 99: – the northbound side at Lander.

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: See all working traffic cams citywide here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed to see if the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.


Partly sunny, high in the low 60s, getting warmer every day for the rest of this week – still looking sunny and warm for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on Saturday! Sunrise was at 5:40 am; sunset will be at 8:32 pm.

If you see trouble on the bridges/streets/paths/bay, please text or call us (when you can do it safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities). Thank you!

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday info, with reopened ramp to NB 99"

  • Eric May 9, 2023 (8:38 am)

    The KCM route 56 I was on at 7:30 was still being detoured onto 1st Ave rather than 99.        

  • Wendell May 9, 2023 (10:41 am)

    I wish the SDOT pencil pushers were as efficient as the crews that fix the holes in our roads.

  • Jim P. May 9, 2023 (3:13 pm)

    I was under the impression that if concrete cured too quickly, the strength suffered.I’d be delighted to hear from someone more skilled in this subject than I am.  And to be wrong about it as well lest the whole thing re-emerge.

  • Odd son May 9, 2023 (3:38 pm)

    I’m surprised no one commented about the below taken from one of the first posts about the hole/closure. SDOT says it passed on reports for several months to WSDOT about potholes in the area in question. WSDOT says they didn’t get any reports. “Meantime, since there was initially much public confusion over who’s accountable for the ramp, and some commenters said they had filed ramp-pothole reports with the city, we asked the Seattle Department of Transportation if they’d received such reports about the state-owned ramp and what happened to them. Spokesperson Ethan Bergerson replied, “When the public reports a pothole which is outside the city limits or not on SDOT’s right-of-way, it will be routed to the correct transportation agency. Over the past few months, we notified WSDOT of several public reports of potholes in this location.” We’ll follow up on that, as WSDOT had said previously they weren’t aware of the hole – at least at the magnitude that forced last Tuesday’s closure.”

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