Detour Drive

Updated: October 1, 2020

Closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge has created congestion and air pollution for people living along detour routes in Duwamish Valley neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Roxhill, South Delridge, Roxbury, Georgetown, South Park and SODO. If at all possible, finding other options to reach your destination, like walking or wheelingbiking or scootingriding the bus or water taxiridesharing, or staying local, could save you the headache of sitting in traffic and protect the health of neighbors living in impacted communities. For the trips you're unable to skip or flip, plan ahead for the best time and routes to take.

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Safety Tips

Speeds that kill pedestrian

The speed limit on all residential (non-arterial) streets is 20 MPH. The speed limit on arterial streets is 25 MPH, unless otherwise posted.

Speed is the critical factor in the severity and frequency of crashes and hurting or killing people.

Look out for pedestrians and other travelers.

Drivers are required to allow people walking, wheeling, biking, an scooting to cross the road within marked AND unmarked crosswalks.

Slow down and follow the speed limit.

Slow down and follow the speed limit. Speed kills.

Yield to pedestrians and people on bikes when turning.

When turning, yield to people walking, wheeling, biking, and scooting.

Do Not Text and Drive

It is against the law to text or use a hand-held cell phone when driving.

Maps and Resources

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Alternate Routes Map