West Seattle Bridge closure impact on real estate

Real Estate

With the West Seattle Bridge likely staying closed to traffic until 2022, the neighborhood is faced with a lot of uncertainty.

Commutes will no doubt be longer and people will have to grapple with what will happen when social distancing requirements are lifted and businesses and schools start to reopen.

So, will people start moving to other neighborhoods? Will property values in the area go down?

the bridge carried an average of 100,000 vehicles and 25,000 transit riders a day before the novel coronavirus pandemic. It originally closed on March 23 due to cracking along the center. The city said earlier this month recent inspections have shown cracks in the bridge have continued to grow. The Seattle Department of Transportation doesn't have an exact timeline of when or if the bridge will be able to be reopened.

Find more information here: https://www.seattlepi.com/coronavirus/article/west-seattle-bridge-closure-impact-housing-market-15222853.php