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ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Monday 10/26 watch

6:16 AM: Welcome to Monday – the 217th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*Delridge project: Starting today, SW Alaska closes east of Delridge. Here are details for the week ahead.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

New cameras! In addition to the West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way cameras we mentioned Friday, there’s now a Highland Park Way/Holden camera too – see it here:

Meantime – here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here (we’re adding the new Highland Park Way cameras later today); locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday 10/23 watch

6:21 AM: Welcome to Friday – the 214th morning without the West Seattle Bridge, which closed exactly seven months ago tonight.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*Delridge project: Edmunds will be closed at Delridge starting at 9 this morning, continuing through Sunday, reopening by early Monday. Then starting Monday, SW Alaska closes east of Delridge. Here are details for the week ahead.

*Tunnel closure: Tonight through Saturday morning (October 23-24), the Highway 99 tunnel will close both ways for maintenance, 10 pm-6 am.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Thursday 10/22 watch (updated)

UPDATED 8:28 AM: Crash on West Marginal Way SW (thanks for the tip), east of the 5-way intersection per SDOT, which says all lanes are blockrd. At least one person is hurt.

8:34 AM: One lane is now open, SB. 3 vehicles need to be towed, per radio communication.

8:39 AM: Now one lane each way, “intermittently,” and two tow trucks are arriving.

8:52 PM: Added a framegrab from the SDOT camera. The third vehicle will be moved off the road without a tow.

9:16 AM: Cleanup now, and officer just radioed, “we should be opening it back up soon.”

Earlier:

6:21 AM: Welcome to Thursday – the 213rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*Delridge project: Edmunds will be closed at Delridge Friday through Sunday (October 23-25), reopening by early Monday, as announced yesterday. Otherwise, here are the weekly highlights.

*Tunnel closure: Friday night-Saturday morning (October 23-24), the Highway 99 tunnel will close both ways for maintenance, 10 pm-6 am.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Stuck truck under West Seattle Bridge

Thanks to John for the photo and tip: That truck got stuck trying to U-turn under the West Seattle Bridge and is now blocking part of Spokane St. just east of Harbor/Avalon. Avoid that area for a while.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Tuesday 10/20 watch

6:21 AM: Welcome to Tuesday – the 211th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*Delridge project: Here are the weekly highlights.

*Tunnel closure: Friday night-Saturday morning (October 23-24), the Highway 99 tunnel will close both ways for maintenance, 10 pm-6 am.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Monday 10/19 watch

6:21 AM: Welcome to Monday – the 210th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*Delridge project: Here’s the plan for this week.

*Tunnel closure: This Friday night-Saturday morning (October 23-24), the Highway 99 tunnel closes both ways for maintenance, 10 pm-6 am.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

2-vehicle crash at Delridge/Trenton

9:54 PM: That’s reader video sent before emergency responders arrived at Delridge/Trenton, currently blocked to through traffic because of a 2-vehicle collision. So far no medic unit sent, indicating injuries are likely not major. The reader who sent the video says the collision happened as one vehicle was headed north on Delridge and turning west on Trenton while the other was headed south on Delridge.

10;17 PM: Thanks to SB for the photo, added above. SFD has since cleared from the call but SPD is still there.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday 10/16 watch

6:16 AM: Welcome to Friday – the 207th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure is on for today-Sunday, closing SW Oregon on the east side of the intersection (photographed pre-closure, Thursday evening):

Work starts at 9 am today. Details, and the rest of the project plan for the week ahead, are here. Also – Metro will reroute the 125 during the SW Oregon closure; details are here.

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” are continuing, between 6 am and 3 pm.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed. Meantime, here again is the weekend reroute for Route 125.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Thursday 10/15 watch

6:16 AM: Welcome to Thursday – the 206th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way: From SDOT:

SDOT crews will complete some additional paving this week (the week of Oct. 12) near the intersection of Highland Park Way SW and West Marginal Way SW. The paving is being done in advance of some bus stop changes near the intersection. The work will require a right-lane closure on Highland Park Way SW outside of peak hours.

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” are continuing this week, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: So far, the SW Oregon closure is still on for Friday-Sunday. Here’s what other work is supposed to be happening this week.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday 10/14 watch

6:12 AM: Welcome to Wednesday – the 205th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way: From SDOT:

SDOT crews will complete some additional paving this week (the week of Oct. 12) near the intersection of Highland Park Way SW and West Marginal Way SW. The paving is being done in advance of some bus stop changes near the intersection. The work will require a right-lane closure on Highland Park Way SW outside of peak hours.

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” are continuing this week, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure is still on for this Friday-Sunday. Here’s what other work is planned this week.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Tuesday 10/13 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Tuesday – the 204th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.

*West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way: From SDOT:

SDOT crews will complete some additional paving this week (the week of Oct. 12) near the intersection of Highland Park Way SW and West Marginal Way SW. The paving is being done in advance of some bus stop changes near the intersection. The work will require a right lane closure on Highland Park Way SW outside of peak hours.

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” are continuing this week, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure is on for this Friday-Sunday. Here’s what else is planned this week.

*Westwood Village parking-lot repaving: The QFC/Rite Aid lots have reopened. Now the work has moved to an area near the MOD Pizza/Sally Beauty Supply building; the entrance off Barton, west of that building, is closed, as is the driveway in front of Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) and its neighboring businesses, so you have to enter off Barton to get to them – the route from Trenton is blocked west of Bed Bath & Beyond.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Monday 10/12 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Monday – the 203rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.\

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” may happen again today, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure is on for this Friday-Sunday. Here’s what else is planned for the week ahead.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

UPDATE: Crash east of West Seattle low bridge

12:45 PM: Eastbound Spokane Street just east of the low bridge is blocked by police right now, as shown in the traffic-cam framegrab above, because of a crash. No details but at least one person is reported injured.

12:52 PM: Some Metro buses are backed up, the traffic camera has shown. Here’s a look further east at the crash-response scene:

1:06 PM: The scene has mostly cleared and traffic’s moving in both directions.

1:18 PM: All clear.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday 10/9 watch

6:12 AM: Welcome to Friday – the 200th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.\

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” may happen again today, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure that was supposed to start this morning is now postponed until next weekend.

*Lander Street Bridge in SODO: This is the third morning that it’s officially open.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection has resumed.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Thursday 10/8 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Thursday – the 199th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.\

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” are expected again today, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: SW Oregon will close again at Delridge tomorrow morning through Sunday night. Other project-related news is here.

*Olson/1st repaving: More work this Saturday and Sunday: “Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during paving. Work will start in the early morning hours to open the travel lanes back up in the early afternoon both days. A noise variance will be issued to complete the paving.”

*Lander Street Bridge in SODO: This is the second morning that it’s officially open.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroFare collection resumed one week ago.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Wednesday 10/7 watch

6:07 AM: Welcome to Wednesday – the 198th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK, ETC.\

*Lander Street Bridge in SODO: Now officially open.

*Southbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge: Short closures for “temporary repairs” today, between 6 am and 3 pm.

*Delridge project: SW Oregon will close again at Delridge this Friday-Sunday. Lots of other project-related news here.

*Olson/1st repaving: This will conclude Saturday and Sunday, with this alert: “Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during paving. Work will start in the early morning hours to open the travel lanes back up in the early afternoon both days. A noise variance will be issued to complete the paving.”

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroResumption of fare collection, day 7.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Repair closures ahead for SB 1st Avenue South Bridge

(Reader photo)

Here’s an alert from WSDOT about the southbound First Avenue South Bridge:

We’re going to have a series of brief daytime closures on the SR 99 southbound Duwamish River starting tomorrow and going for about two weeks. We will have about four closures a day, each lasting about 10 minutes, about the length of time for a bridge opening for marine traffic. Closures will take place between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. During the closures our bridge maintenance crews will make temporary repairs.

So if you’ll be traveling that way – be ready for the possibility of extra delays.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Tuesday 10/6 watch

6:21 AM: Welcome to Tuesday – the 197th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK

*Delridge project: SW Oregon will close again at Delridge this Friday-Sunday. Lots of other project-related news here.

*Olson/1st repaving: This will conclude Saturday and Sunday, with this alert: “Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during paving. Work will start in the early morning hours to open the travel lanes back up in the early afternoon both days. A noise variance will be issued to complete the paving.”

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroResumption of fare collection, day 6.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Monday 10/5 watch

6:16 AM: It’s the first Monday of October, and the 196th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD WORK

*West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way: Restriping to rechannelize part of the intersection is done.

*Delridge project: SW Oregon will close again at Delridge this Friday-Sunday. Lots of other project-related news here.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

MetroResumption of fare collection, day 5.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

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

WEEKEND ROAD WORK: More on West Marginal/Highland Park Way intersection plan

Earlier this week, we mentioned that SDOT will do its West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way restriping this Sunday; the changes (shown above) were previewed in our West Marginal story two weeks ago. Now, the specifics are in:

What to expect during this work:

·Crews will work Sunday, October 4 from 7 AM through the evening

·There may be some prep work happening on Saturday, October 3 during the day

·You will experience some travel delays beyond the usual traffic for a Sunday

·There will be crews, trucks, and equipment in the road

·There will be traffic control signs and devices set up for your safety and the workers safety

·The bus stop on the east side of the intersection will be impacted during this work

WEEKEND ROAD WORK: New concrete on SW Barton

October 2, 2020 3:26 pm
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Just in from SDOT, word of more West Seattle road work this weekend:

This weekend: concrete panel replacement on SW Barton St

On Saturday, Oct. 3, we will be replacing some concrete panels on SW Barton St approximately 100 feet on each side of the intersection with 32nd Ave SW.

Vehicle traffic will be alternated in each direction during the work while a single lane of traffic is maintained and flagged by police officers to accommodate both directions. Work will start as early as 8 AM and will continue until nearly 7 PM. People in the area can expect construction noise, as well as crews, trucks, and equipment in the work zone. One lane in each direction will be reopened when the work is completed on Saturday evening. Parking will be restricted in the vicinity until Monday morning to allow the concrete to cure.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Friday 10/2 watch

6:16 AM: It’s the first Friday of October, and the 193rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

TRANSIT

MetroResumption of fare collection, day 2.

Water Taxi – Also no longer free.

ROAD WORK

*Delridge project: The SW Oregon closure is set to start early today, continuing until early Monday. Here’s this week’s bulletin, with word on where else work is happening.

*Trail work – As announced Thursday, “SDOT will be performing maintenance on the Alki Trail near the Chelan Café. Crews will be trimming trees and other vegetation that is encroaching the trail. Work will begin in the early morning and continue throughout the afternoon.” This will affect the trail west of the café and might also take up the outside westbound vehicle lane at times.

*West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way: Restriping to rechannelize part of the intersection is scheduled for Sunday. Later today, we expect traffic-impact info and other specifics.

CHECK THE TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

Here’s the 5-way intersection camera (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Here’s the restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River is the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river is the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed.

Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed for info about any of those bridges opening for marine traffic.

You can see all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

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

2 BICYCLING FYI’S: Trail work Friday; ‘safety stop’ law now in effect

Two FYI’s primarily affecting bicycle riders, but of potential interest to all:

TRAIL WORK ON FRIDAY: Just received from SDOT:

Tomorrow, SDOT will be performing maintenance on the Alki Trail near the Chelan Café. Crews will be trimming trees and other vegetation that is encroaching the trail. Work will begin in the early morning and continue throughout the afternoon.

There will be minor impacts for people biking, walking, and rolling on the trail. Crews will need space on the trail to work, so the trail will be narrowed temporarily, which will slow the movement of pedestrians and bike traffic just west of the Chelan Café for about half a mile. There may also be a short, outside lane closure on SW Spokane St between Delridge Way and Harbor Ave SW to complete all the trimming.

SAFETY STOP: Thanks to the readers who emailed to suggest we note this – the new Safety Stop” state law (sponsored by West Seattle-residing State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon) is in effect as of today.

As explained by SDOT, “The Safety Stop allows people biking to legally treat stop signs as yield signs when no other traffic is approaching and when they have slowed to a reasonable speed. Washington will be the fifth state to legalize these stops, joining Idaho, Delaware, Arkansas, and Oregon.” This covers e-bikes as well as non-electric bikes, but does NOT change the rules for scooters. SDOT’s explanation also notes:

For everyone’s safety, people biking must still fully stop at:

Stoplights, including stoplights in bike lanes
Stop signs on school buses
Stop signs at railroad crossings

The Safety Stop is supposed to reduce collisions, injuries, and driver confusion about right-of-way.