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ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Post-holiday Friday notes

6:01 AM Good morning!

WEATHER

Gray, breezy forecast.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Now open both ways.

20th/RoxburyWork on the SW side of the intersection.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro is back to its regular weekday schedule. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations. (Thursday will run on the Sunday schedule, Friday on a regular weekday schedule.)

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF is running a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is NOT in service today.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

613th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.) No change for the holiday.

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Tree trouble on Admiral Way hill

7:59 PM: Thanks for the tips. There’s tree trouble on southbound Admiral Way, north of the bridge. One texter says police and SDOT are there.

10:34 PN: Just hearing some discussion on police radio that SDOT may not finish clearing this until morning.

FOLLOWUP: Southbound 26th SW reopens

Thanks for the tips (including Mark, who also sent the photo): Southbound 26th SW has reopened between SW Barton and SW Roxbury. That’s the first time in almost four months that the stretch of 26th has been open both ways. It’s been rebuilt – one direction at a time – to better withstand the constant pounding it takes from buses. It’s been a years-long problem, with neighbors complaining their homes shook when buses passed on the flimsier pavement.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Pre-holiday Wednesday notes

6:01 AM Good morning! One day until Thanksgiving.

WEATHER

Mixed forecast again, possibly some light rain, high in the 40s.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton continues for RapidRide H Line prep work.

20th/Roxbury – Also part of the RapidRide project, with work starting on the SW side of the intersection.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro is on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations. (Thursday will run on the Sunday schedule, Friday on a regular weekday schedule.)

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule – but no service Thursday-Friday.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

611th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.) No change for the holiday.

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Pre-holiday Tuesday notes

6:02 AM Good morning! Two days until Thanksgiving.

WEATHER

Partly sunny with a chance of showers, by evening; high near 50.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton continues for RapidRide H Line prep work.

20th/Roxbury – Also part of the RapidRide project, with work starting on the SW side of the intersection.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations. (Thursday will run on the Sunday schedule, Friday on a regular weekday schedule.)

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule. (No Water Taxi service this Thursday-Friday.)

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

610th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Crash at Highland Park Way/Holden

4:13 PM: If you’re headed out or back on a route that would take you through the Highland Park Way/Holden intersection, heads up – a crash is reported, with SPD and SFD responding (the latter, for possible injuries). It’s said to be blocking southbound lanes.

4:53 PM: No further updates, but SFD has closed out of the call, so no major injuries.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Pre-holiday Monday notes

6:03 AM Good morning! Three days until Thanksgiving.

WEATHER

Dry weather ending by evening; might be frosty this morning.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton continues for RapidRide H Line prep work. We’re checking on the reopening timeline

20th/Roxbury – Also part of the RapidRide project, with work starting on the SW side of the intersection as soon as today.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule. (No Water Taxi service this Thursday-Friday.)

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

609th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD-WORK ALERT: 20th/Roxbury

One new road-work alert for the week ahead: The King County-led phase of RapidRide H Line preparations will start work at 20th SW and Roxbury next. From the announcement:

Starting as soon as November 22, crews will set up traffic control to begin construction at the southwest corner of the 20th Avenue SW and SW Roxbury Street intersection. Work will include demolishing the existing pavement, paving the roadway, and making improvements that will serve Routes 113, 120 (future RapidRide H Line), and 560. This work is expected to last through late February 2022.

We have an inquiry out with King County regarding how soon they expect to reopen southbound 26th SW north of Roxbury, also part of the RapidRide project.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes, weekend preview

8 AM: The Water Taxi has been canceling departures because of vessel trouble. … So far the cancellations extend through the 8:15 departure.

8:51 AM: No word yet if the WT has resumed.

9:01 AM: MarineTraffic.com now shows the Doc Maynard at Seacrest, so looks like service has resumed.

9:15 AM: Just heard the dispatch for a crash at Olson/2nd, at the east end of the Roxbury corridor.

Earlier:

6:07 AM Good morning!

WEATHER

Breezy, cloudy, cool forecast, maybe some clearing later.

ROAD WORK, TODAY & THIS WEEKEND

26th SW – Southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton continues for RapidRide H Line prep work. We’re checking on the reopening timeline

West Marginal on Saturday – From SDOT: “On the 6000 block of West Marginal Way (North of SW Front St), Urban Forestry crews will be in the area doing some tree maintenance work. Traffic impacts include closure of the southbound curb lane. The work is anticipated to begin on Saturday as early as 5:00 AM and conclude by 1:00 PM.”

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

606th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Crash on Highland Park Way hill after car stolen with toddler inside

5:54 PM: We’re hearing that traffic is slowed or stopped on and near Highland Park Way hill. SPD and SFD have responded to a report of a collision. No other details yet.

6:06 PM: Officers have just told dispatch they’re going to reopen lanes except for one southbound (uphill) lane.

6:24 PM: There’s a King County Sheriff’s Office case related to this somehow, as well as the SPD crash investigation.

6:55 PM: All lanes reopened.

7:14 PM: Thanks to the readers who saw TV reports linking this to a car theft. We’ve just talked to King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer, who says this started with a car theft in White Center around 5:10 pm – a Nissan Leaf taken near 15th and 100th, with a toddler inside. The child’s father somehow traced his vehicle and a collision ensued at Highland Park Way and Othello. The suspected thief is in custody, Sgt. Meyer says; the toddler has been taken to Children’s Hospital “as a precaution.”

WEATHER, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK: Thursday notes

6:07 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Rain’s expected to return at some point today.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

605th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK REMINDER

26th SW – Southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton continues for RapidRide H Line prep work. We checked Tuesday; the road-rebuilding work is down to the last block or so north of Roxbury.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

WEATHER, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK: Wednesday notes

6:07 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Might be a little frosty this morning, and things won’t warm up much through the day.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

604th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK REMINDERS

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. We checked Tuesday; the road-rebuilding work is down to the last block or so north of Roxbury.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

WEATHER, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK: Tuesday notes

6:03 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

More sunshine expected, and cooler.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service – here’s the West Seattle schedule.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

603rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK REMINDERS

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Crash on SW Thistle

A three-car crash at 41st/Thistle has police diverting traffic right now – avoid the area for a while.

1:12 PM: Just walked up to look. Vehicles are cleared to the side, road is open.

WEATHER, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK: Monday notes

6:02 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Windy and relatively warm, with a high possibly in the 60s (Sunday’s high was 63). Check here for the latest alerts.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is in service.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

602nd morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK REMINDERS

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

WEST SEATTLE STORM UPDATES: Wind alert extended, Highland Park Way reopens, power restored

(7:11 PM TOPLINES: Highland Park Way hill now open again … California Way has reopened…, Power fully restored … Wind alert extended into Monday afternoon)

In addition to the West Seattle Farmers’ Market closure, other updates:

WIND ALERT: It’s in effect through noon Monday, with south wind 25-35 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. (3:26 PM) The advisory is now extended, in effect until 4 pm Monday, with top gusts possibly 50 mph.

ROAD CLOSURE #1: California Way is closed (updated) west of Ferry, just uphill from Harbor Avenue. SDOT lists the cause as “wires down.” No power outage shown in the area, though. We don’t know if crews are on the scene so we’re heading over to look. (11:27 am: Can’t tell from either side of the closure, but we can confirm it’s still closed.) 1:50 PM UPDATE: SDOT says it’s reopened.

(added 12:41 pm) POWER OUTAGE, ANOTHER ROAD CLOSURE: Thanks for the tips! Power’s out in east West Seattle – hearing from Riverview/Highland Park for starters, The 8th/Roxbury traffic signal is out. … Tree’s down on Highland Park Way hiil and that’s the likely cause of this. Avoid the area. SFD and SPD are responding. … (12:49 pm) Mapped now. 2,200+ customers out. SPD is closing Highland Park Way, both directions.

Lights are out in the area too – including the W. Marginal intersection – as the outage also extends to South Park. (1:46 pm) Still out. Traffic on the detour routes is jammed so even if you’re thinking of trying to get to the 1st Ave. S. Bridge another way, wait if you can. (2:14 PM) Many customers have power back – the map shows 399 still out. (3:26 PM) Thanks to @nrdygrrl for this photo of the down-on-wires tree, via Twitter:

Road’s still closed. Here’s the map showing who’s still out of power.

(4:50 PM) HP Way still closed. No estimate on reopening.

5:59 PM: Seattle City Light says everyone who lost power now has it back.

7:11 PM: SDOT says Highland Park Way is now open again.

Other weather updates – roads, trees, power, etc. – 206-293-6302 voice or text – thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER, ROAD WORK: Welcome to Friday

6:01 AM: Good morning. A multiple-vehicle crash on the NB 1st Avenue S Bridge has been blocking lanes. Go another way, or wait. Only one lane currently open.

6:31 AM: All lanes have reopened.

6:46 AM: WSF just announced Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth is reducing to 1-boat service – crew shortage.

WEATHER

Another rainy day, with a high near 60.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule (UPDATE: see above) on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is back in service today.

ONE MORE NOTE

*Seattle Public Schools are closed again today.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

599th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: No new trouble reported over the weekend. Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK REMINDERS

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Veterans Day notes

6:03 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Rain in the forecast, possibly heavy tonight.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Though it’s a holiday,Metro remains on its regular weekday schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is NOT running today,

TWO MORE NOTES

*Street parking is free today in areas of the city with pay stations.

*Seattle Public Schools are out today and tomorrow.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

598th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: No new trouble reported over the weekend. Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK REMINDERS

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Welcome to Wednesday

6:03 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Calmer weather expected today, temps in the 50s.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

597th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. (Monthly update meeting at noon today.) Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: No new trouble reported over the weekend. Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Regular Metro schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi continues on its modified schedule for this fall/winter (7 days but no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses). Note that the Water Taxi will NOT run on Thursday.

ALSO ON THURSDAY

No school. (Seattle Public Schools are out Friday as well.)

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Tuesday morning, with wind trouble

ADDED 7:29 AM: Tree down on westbound Sylvan Way, according to texter. Also note that we’re under a Wind Advisory alert until 4 pm, with south winds gusting up to 45 mph.

7:43 AM: Tree cleared from road. Power outage reported in SE Admiral.

7:52 AM: Map shows it’s a 5300+-customer outage.

7:57 AM: Hope Lutheran School is closed. Holy Rosary is starting late. We will break this all out into a separate story shortly.

8:20 AM: Separate wind-related coverage now here.

Earlier:

6:04 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Today’s forecast: Windy and rainy.

NOTE FOR BICYCLE COMMUTERS

As Ride in the Rain Challenge continues, today’s the day riders can stop at the Light Up Your Trip event under the bridge 7-9 am – food, lights, more.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

596th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: No new trouble reported over the weekend. Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working again; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, new work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

Delridge Way – Trees for the medians have been arriving; SDOT says planting is expected later this month.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Regular Metro schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi continues on its modified schedule for this fall/winter (7 days but no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses). Note that the Water Taxi will NOT run on Thursday.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Welcome to Monday

6:03 AM: Good morning.

WEATHER

Today’s forecast: Partly sunny, high around 50.

NOTE FOR BICYCLE COMMUTERS

As this month’s Ride in the Rain Challenge continues, riders are invited to stop at the Light Up Your Trip event under the bridge 7-9 am tomorrow (Tuesday) – food, lights, more.

BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES

597th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: No new trouble reported over the weekend. Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working again; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.

ROAD WORK

26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, new work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has full details.

Delridge Way – Trees for the medians have started arriving; SDOT says planting is expected later this month.

BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES

Regular Metro schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi continues on its modified schedule for this fall/winter (7 days but no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses).

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

WEST SEATTLE LOW BRIDGE: After repairs today, possible extended marine opening tonight

The problem that closed the West Seattle low bridge to vehicle traffic for hours on Wednesday, and hindered marine traffic for longer, is fixed, according to SDOT. But they put out an alert to let you know that might result in a “longer than usual’ marine opening tonight:

Earlier this week, a part broke inside the low bridge, preventing us from swinging the bridge open fully so large boats could pass through on the Duwamish Waterway below. Our bridge repair team has been working diligently to get the bridge operating again so important shipments can make it to their destinations. 

Today, we are able to complete the repair of the problem part and we expect the bridge to be working properly again late tonight. If our plan works and the bridge swings open fully, then we may keep it open for longer than usual to clear the large boats that have been waiting upriver. 

People planning on driving, walking, and biking over the bridge tonight when it’s open to marine traffic can detour to the 1st  Ave S Bridge. And remember that you can see what’s happening on the low bridge and surrounding streets by checking SDOT’s Travelers Map and clicking the camera icons nearest the bridge. 

Throughout this process, we’ve been in regular contact with the U.S. Coast Guard, Port of Seattle, and the shippers and maritime businesses located upriver of the bridge. We thank them for their collaboration, support, and patience while we worked to get everyone moving again.

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: 14th Avenue S. reopened in South Park

3:26 PM: We’ve been updating this in our morning traffic watch but we’re told the closure of 14th Avenue South in South Park, south of Cloverdale, is likely to last a few more hours, so we’re publishing this separate update. This all traces back to a truck crash after 7 am today. Here’s how SDOT explains the situation:

Due to a damaged utility pole, the Seattle Department of Transportation closed 14th Avenue S from S Cloverdale S to S Director St. to all members of the public in between SR-99 and South Park Bridge. The road is currently expected to remain closed until approximately 6 p.m. today and will be reopened once Seattle City Light crews verify that the area is safe to travel through. SDOT encourages travelers to find alternate routes if you are driving in and around the area. The South Park Bridge and the off-ramp from SR 99 to 14th Avenue S will be considered local access only.

While the South Park Bridge will be open to traffic, there will not be a direct access to SR 99. For travelers who are coming from South Park Bridge, SDOT encourages them to take Dallas Ave S to 12th Ave S and then to S Cloverdale to get access to SR 99. Travelers who usually exit 14th Avenue S from SR 99 will be asked to turn around and find an alternate route.

So again, the SP Bridge IS open, but not accessible from south of Cloverdale.

5:41 PM: SDOT says 14th Avenue S. is now open again.