TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Friday + weekend info, including Bike Everywhere Day, Bee Festival, West Seattle 5K

6:00 AM: Good morning! It’s Friday, May 17.


As previewed here, West Seattle Bike Connections is hosting a “Celebration Station” 6-9 am today, along the path at the west end of the low bridge. Here’s the map of all stations around the region.


Increasing clouds, high in the low 60s.. Today’s sunrise was at 5:28 am; sunset will be at 8:43 pm.

(Thursday sunset, photographed by James Bratsanos)


*SDOT work at Highland Park Way/Holden – repairing the sidewalk at the intersection’s northwest corner, restriping the road, and rebuilding the curb ramps to fix accessibility issues.

*SDOT’s Delridge pedestrian-bridge earthquake-safety project continues, with narrowing at Delridge/Oregon:


*Lanham Place north of Sylvan/Morgan in High Point will be closed for much of Saturday for the West Seattle Bee Festival.

*SPU may again close Sylvan Way SW between SW Orchard St and Delridge Way SW on Saturday, 7 am-7 pm, for pavement restoration.

*Harbor and Alki Avenues will be closed to traffic approximately 8-11 am Sunday morning for the West Seattle 5K.


Metro today – Regular schedule; check for advisories here.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule, with Friday late-night runs. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is. … Monday note: Work at the Southworth terminal will close lanes there for about 3 weeks.


Low bridge: Open.

Delridge cameras: Besides the one below (Delridge/Orchard), cameras are also at Delridge/Genesee, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Henderson, Delridge/Oregon, and video-only (so you have to go to the map), Delridge/Holden and Delridge/Thistle.

High Bridge – Here’s the main camera:

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

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are open for vessel traffic. (Except the low bridge, for now; SDOT says it’s working on that.)

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

1 Reply to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Friday + weekend info, including Bike Everywhere Day, Bee Festival, West Seattle 5K"

  • 1994 May 17, 2024 (10:57 pm)

    Thursdays sunset was amazing! Thx for sharing the photo.

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