Announcing Trick or Street Blocks & other fun ideas to celebrate Halloween safely.

Summary We know manylittle(and not so little!)ghouls and goblinsare looking forward to Halloween, but likeotherthings in 2020,it’llneed to looka bitdifferent than inyearspast. That’swhy we are excited to announce ourTrick or StreetBlocks, which build on our Stay Healthy Streets and Blocks, tohelp you celebrate Halloween safely. We’vealso gatheredsome tips and ideasthat… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle has extended free Street Use permits for businesses through Oct. 2021!

Summary Our temporaryStreetUse permits are extended through October2021! We at SDOT willcontinue to issuefree sidewalk café and curb space permitsas well asfree street closure permits through October 31, 2021. TheSeattle Fire Department (SFD) will immediately begin issuing free tent permits and heating permits to help businesses maintain outdoor operations during… [ Keep reading ]

We’re installing signs around the West Seattle Low Bridge starting Oct. 24 to let everyone know bridge access will be monitored with automated (photo) enforcement. Fines begin as early as January 1, 2021.

Summary From approximately October24 to the end of October,we’re installing signsnear theWest Seattle Low BridgeonSW Spokane Street. The signs willnotifypeopledriving that we’re using automated (photo) enforcementon the Low Bridge.Cameras will be installed inNovember. Low Bridge access iscurrentlyforauthorized users onlyandthis policywill continue, though it will now rely on 24/7automated enforcement.The automated… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve completed a cost-benefit analysis to support and inform the repair or replacement paths forward for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.

Summary As part of our steadfast commitment to clear communication and transparency, we’re excited to share the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) with you.    The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force will meet Wednesday, October 21 at 12 PM to review and discuss the CBA. You can watch this… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization update   West Seattle Bridge Community Task… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force has met twice recently – once with Mayor Durkan – as we get closer to a decision to repair or replace the bridge.

Watch the 10th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting on YouTube. (This week’s meeting will be available soon!) Summary At our 10thWest Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meetinglast week,Mayor Durkan continued to express how important it is for her to prioritize equity,protect lives and preserve public safety.During the Q&A… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with SDOT’s Sonia Palma, Customer Service and Incident Response Manager

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (also known as Latinx Heritage Month), we sat down with Sonia Palma, SDOT’s Customer Service and Incident Response Manager. Born in Argentina, Sonia grew upinBuenos Aires, Argentina,andNew York. In New York, she finished high school and earned aBachelor’sdegreein Biology and a minor in… [ Keep reading ]

Ballard Multimodal Corridor Project non-trail Market Phase improvements wrap up

In spring 2019, crews began sidewalk and roadway improvements, new paving, and signal, crossing, and transit improvements as part of the non-trail related Market Phase (NW Market St between the Ballard Locks and 24th Ave NW) of the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project. Improvements completed during this phase of the project… [ Keep reading ]

EVENT | Do you live in Georgetown? Join our meeting on Oct. 19 to learn about our Home Zone plan and share feedback.

On Monday, October 19, we will be checking in with the Georgetown community. We’ll share what we heard on the Home Zone walk on October 16, and collect additional feedback from community to develop a proposed home zone plan. The meeting is co-hosted with the Georgetown Community Council. Meeting Details:… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re starting work on our 12th Ave S Vision Zero Project this week to make walking, rolling, and biking easier and safer.

Summary: The neighborhood around 12th Ave S is growing rapidly, and we want to make sure people traveling in and around it are safe. This Vision Zero project – funded by your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle – aims to reduce vehicular speed on 12th Ave S… [ Keep reading ]