TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: West Seattle Summer Fest Friday, with street closures and bus reroutes

6:00 AM: Good morning. Welcome to West Seattle Summer Fest day one – Friday, July 14th. (We’ll be on site at the festival with as-it-happens coverage as usual.)


Sunny, high in the upper 70s. Today’s sunrise was at 5:26 am; sunset will be at 9:05 pm.


In The Junction, the festival starts at 1 pm today, but street closures have been in effect since yesterday – California north of Oregon, south of Oregon to Edmunds, plus Alaska between 42nd and 44th. Metro bus reroutes are in effect too – find them route by route here. And if you’re parking, note that the lots around The Junction are subject to special “event parking.”


Continuing today in the Highland Park Way/Holden vicinity, work for the permanent signal:

Construction will take place on SW Holden St, just west of Highland Park Way SW between 7:00 am and 3:30pm each day. There will not be any full street or intersection closures. Workers will only be doing construction in one part of the road at a time, and while work is occurring people will be directed to drive on the other side of the road. At some times, this may require a single lane alternating between two directions with flaggers to help safely direct traffic.


Metro – As mentioned above, Summer Fest reroutes in The Junction continue – see the info here.

Water Taxi – Regular schedule. The shuttle’s affected by Junction reroutes too.

Washington State Ferries – 2-boat schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. 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 main camera:

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 – alternate route across the river:

Highway 99: – 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: The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

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!

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