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West Seattle Blog… | TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WORKS, WEATHER: Monday notes

06:03: Hello. Today is Monday, April 18. Seattle Public Schools are back in session after spring break, while several local schools start theirs today


Today’s forecast includes rain, wind and cooler temperatures.


The two-week closure of the West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street ramp to North 99 is supposed to begin today, although the WSDOT also warned that wet weather could change that.


Metro is on its regular weekday schedule. Watch @kcmetrobus for the word redirects/cancellations.

No midday service from today to Wednesday for the West Seattle Water Taxi, because of training. Check its status via Monitoring of water taxis. The summer schedule – adding later evening races on Fridays and Saturdays – begins at the end of this week.

Ferries: WSF still uses the two boat program for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. Check here for alerts/updates.


756th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

Low bridge: Automated application cameras continue to be used; restrictions are in effect from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to everyone until 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access apps are available here for certain categories of drivers.)

1st Avenue South Bridge:

South Park Bridge:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

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

Are movable bridges open to ships? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed; The openings of the 1st Ave. S. Bridge are also tweeted by @wsdot_traffic.

All of the city’s traffic cameras can be seen here; West Seattle and surrounding area cameras are also on this WSB page

Problem on the roads/paths/water? Text or call us (when it’s safe to do so) – 206-293-6302.