We resurfaced more than 200 blocks of city streets this year to help prolong their lifespan as part of our “Slurry Seal” program – check out the results!

Summary: Each year, our Slurry Seal program helps preserve and maintain street pavement across the city. The pandemic limited our capacity in the summer of 2020, so to help catch up, we completed resurfacing work in 3 neighborhoods this year, as compared to our typical 2 areas per year. This… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan celebrates that final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs is underway, keeping City on track to reopen the bridge in mid-2022

Editor’s Note: A video of the press conference held today (November 29, 2021) can be viewed below. It is also available to view on YouTube. Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the SDOT team celebrated the final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs beginning and SDOT being on schedule to reopen the bridge at full strength next year. “Since March… [ Keep reading ]

Traveling during the holidays? Skip the traffic, save time, and reduce pollution by considering walking, rolling, biking, or taking transit!

The holiday season is here! This year, do yourself a favor and go car-free if you can for your trips to visit family, do your holiday shopping, and get wherever else you need to go. It could save you time, stress, and reduce traffic congestion to help others travel faster,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway takes you from Alaska Junction to the High Point Library, Fairmount Park, and all the way to Roxhill Elementary School

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway improves bicycle connections between Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, and everywhere in between. We added the last four miles of the neighborhood greenway this year, and are pleased to welcome you and your neighbors to enjoy the ride!  We began this two-phase project in 2016 with a mission to improve the connectivity and… [ Keep reading ]

Debrief of last weekend’s 48-hour closure of the University Bridge: What happened, how we responded, and lessons learned

Summary: Maintaining a transportation system that reliably connects people to where they need to go is one of our primary goals. After an electrical malfunction required the closure of the University Bridge on Friday, November 12, our crews worked that day and throughout the weekend to safely reopen the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

New Federal Grant for East Marginal Way S Corridor Improvement Project to Significantly Improve Safety and Mobility in Key Industrial Corridor

Editor’s Note (November 19, 2021): The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced nearly $1 billion in federal grant awards for America’s infrastructure, through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The USDOT announcement can be found here: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-secretary-transportation-buttigieg-announces-nearly-1-billion-grant-awards Under the Biden Administration, SDOT has… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in 2022, a new traffic camera pilot program will automatically ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections

We have chosen eight locations around downtown Seattle to add new traffic cameras to automatically enforce laws preventing people in cars from illegally driving in bus lanes or blocking crosswalks and intersections. The locations were selected in coordination with the Seattle Police Department (SPD). These cameras are intended to help… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #25

On Wednesday, November 10, we held the 25th 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 #25 We discussed the following at the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring you… [ Keep reading ]

Update: The University Bridge has been repaired and is open to all travelers.

Update (11/14/2021 11:37 a.m.) The University Bridge has been repaired and is now open to the traveling public. The bridge became stuck for nearly 48 hours due to an electrical system failure that occurred on the morning of Friday, November 12. Our roadway structures crews and engineers have been working… [ Keep reading ]