A Roadside Chat with Becky Edmonds

Becky Edmonds wears two main hats at SDOT: She leads our community access and parking program and our car share program. On the parking side, Becky works with neighborhoods and business districts to manage on-street parking needs that provide reliable access to businesses and homes. If you live near one… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20

On Thursday, June 10, we held the 20th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20 Below is the agenda for the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Ballard Bridge maintenance weekdays from June 14 – June 21

Routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge Our Roadway Structures Maintenance crews will be conducting ongoing preventative routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge to inspect and repair concrete underneath the bridge. The work will be performed by an under bridge inspection truck (UBIT), a mobile crane that allows operators to be positioned to perform any type of under-bridge task. The work will be performed on weekdays from Monday, June 14 through Monday, June… [ Keep reading ]

As we advance work to repair the West Seattle Bridge, we’re continuing to plan for an eventual replacement to make the most of what we’ve learned and efficiently invest in our city’s future

Summary We are continuing to plan for an eventual West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) replacement so that we are ready when the current bridge nears the end of its service life around 2060. In November 2020, Mayor Durkan made the decision to repair the high bridge and directed SDOT to continue planning for an eventual replacement of the… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sal the SpokesSalmon and Ai, the owner of Pearls Tea and Café on Delridge

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help of her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet me yet, I’m Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon! SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time to time. I live in West Seattle and I’m spreading the word to my fellow West… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | We’re installing the Northgate Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge spans the weekends of June 12-13 and June 19-20; expect short overnight I-5 closures

Summary  We are installing the two Northgate Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge spans!  Early Sunday morning closures are planned on Sunday, June 13 and Sunday, June 20. Northbound I-5 will be closed between Lake City Way and Northgate Way from 11:59 PM on Saturday, June 12 to 4 AM on Sunday, June 13. The northbound on ramp at NE 85th St will also be closed, with traffic there being detoured to Aurora Ave.  Southbound… [ Keep reading ]

Up to 2,000 Seattle employees in Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and Pioneer Square will receive an unlimited ORCA card as part of our new ORCA Recovery Card program!

To help get Seattle employees to work affordably and efficiently, we are providing up to 2,000 free ORCA cards for people working in the Chinatown, Little Saigon, Japantown, and Pioneer Square neighborhoods in food service and grocery industries. Thank you, Seattle! The ORCA Recovery Card program is possible thanks to 80 percent of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Pride ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎

We stand in solidarity with and celebrate our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) staff members and people in the Seattle community. We’re on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities. The first of our value statements is Equity. We believe transportation must meet the needs… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Reflecting on Bike Everywhere Month

We celebrated Bike Everywhere Month here at SDOT and with our partners and neighbors across the city. Days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and bike lanes are popping up everywhere! Watch our Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month With Us video and take a peek at all the new bike facilities we’ve… [ Keep reading ]

Starting tomorrow, get a lift out to our amazing natural forests to the east with the return of Trailhead Direct!

We are pleased to have partnered with King County Metro and King County Parks – among other regional partners – to offer Trailhead Direct.  Trailhead Direct is a seasonal transit service to popular hiking destinations in King County. This innovative program allows you to enjoy the beauty and adventure that our region… [ Keep reading ]