SDOT begins search for a team to design a potential replacement of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge if we cannot repair it

Edited on 6/3/2020 to clarify that all options to repair and replace the bridge are being considered. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) iscontinuing tourgently move forwardwithall optionstoreopentheWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgeas quickly as possible. While we are making rapid progress on our efforts to stabilize the bridge – an initial set of actions we… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Michele Domingo, Manager of the Office of Equity and Economic Inclusion

Michele Domingo sporting a safety mask during the pandemic

Apply for a Safe Routes to Schools Mini Grant!

Application forSafe Routes to School Mini Grantsare now open! Apply for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, parent-teacher associations, and other non-profit organizations are welcome to apply. Safe Routes to Schoolis a national movement to make it… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT engages technical experts and community advocates to achieve best possible outcomes for West Seattle Bridge and community

Mayor Durkan andThe Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)arepleased to announce today the formation of two WestSeattle Bridgeadvisorygroups – our Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and ourWest Seattle BridgeCommunityTask Force. Today’sannouncement makes clear that the City is moving forward with thesupportand networknecessary to take on the critical milestones just ahead. Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Taking action on the ground and in the community to mitigate impacts of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure

The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has had a dramatic effect on the West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, and on Seattle as a whole. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take this lightly. Every day since we removed traffic from the bridge, we have been planning and… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: West Seattle Low Bridge maintenance scheduled for weekend of May 29-31

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be working at night on the West Seattle Spokane Street Low Bridge the weekend of May 29-31. We will be doing necessary maintenance work on the low bridge’s controls and communications systems that are used to operate the bridge. The work will be… [ Keep reading ]

Construction begins in June on Delridge Way SW for the new RapidRide H Line

Five years ago, we set out with a goal to create better and safer streetswhile also imagining what improvements for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit could look likealong Delridge Way SW. Quick Facts // What You Need to Know: Construction on Delridge RapidRide H Line will begin the… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Jeanné Clark, SDOT Creative Services Manager

Transportation has long been at the heart of Jeanné’s career. Prior to SDOT, she worked with WSDOT on theSR 520 Floating Bridge and theAlaskan Way Viaduct. When Jeanné first came to SDOT in 2017, her job was to helpshapeand improve oursocial media,blog, andweb presence. She helped form a creative services… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Pavement repair at 6th Ave S and S Spokane St

In coordination with the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure, we will repave sections of the intersection of 6th Ave S and S Spokane St on Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22. This intersection is located under the Spokane St Viaduct and connects to on-ramps and off-ramps to and from… [ Keep reading ]

Bike season is here!

Yes,a lot of people bike year-round in Seattle, but for those of us who don’t regularly brave the rain on bike, May often marks the beginning of bike season. May is historically#BikeMonth. In light the COVID-19 pandemic, bike month in Seattle looks a little different this year. Some bike month… [ Keep reading ]