LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Preparing for the next “Big One”: We recently completed a seismic retrofit of the W Howe Street Bridge in Magnolia.

This marks the 32nd seismic retrofit project completed since our Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program began 30 years ago. The word seismic means vibration of the earth and its crust – in other words, earthquakes! Powerful earthquakes are a real threat to Seattle, and the surrounding region, and the City of Seattle is working… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Helping you plan ahead for upcoming Washington State Department of Transportation work on the 1st Ave S Bridge (SR 99 / SR 509 Duwamish River Bridge)

Upcoming WSDOT work will result in lane reductions and closures for southbound 1st Ave S Bridge: All southbound lanes will be closed from 9 PM to 6 AM on the nights of Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 Two of four southbound lanes will be closed continuously from noon on Wednesday, March 10 to noon on Monday, March 15 All southbound lanes will be closed from 9 PM to 5 AM on the nights of Sunday, March 14 and Monday,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle bridge spans arrived this weekend, and we’re bringing you along for the final phase of construction!

Summary By fall 2021, you will be able to walk, roll and bike safely above I-5 using the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge thanks to your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle. This project shows how powerful regional partnerships, foresight, and community-informed design are coming together to create a more equitable, resilient,… [ Keep reading ]

As we round out Black History Month at SDOT, conversations about Black history and culture will continue.

If you haven’t already, check out our Black History Month posts: From the SDOT Archives | Black innovators who have shaped transportation SDOT centers Black lives This week we’re sharing books and resources to help broaden our understanding of how racism in America has shaped our cities and influenced urban design. One of the first steps to undoing institutional and systemic racism is through knowledge and education. … [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | I-5 Express Lane closure this weekend as Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge spans arrive

The I-5 Express Lanes will be closed all weekend to facilitate this delivery and construction across I-5. The express lanes are closing early (at 9:00 pm) on Friday, February 26 and will remain closed all day Saturday and Sunday. They will reopen Monday, March 1, at the usual time. By fall 2021, you will… [ Keep reading ]

Another choreographed snow response! Thank you to everyone who helped keep our sidewalks clear of snow & ice last week!

Remember that thick blanket of snow we woke up to last week? On February 13, Seattle had the snowiest day in over 50 years! (Not to get confused with the snow record set 2019 when Seattle had the snowiest February in over 50 years.) For many, the snow was a… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Weekend closure of S Columbian Way between S Snoqualmie St & S Oregon St

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction has started on 15th Ave S to increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley! A small section of S Columbian Way will be closed the next two weekends. The closure is just south of the intersection… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle community representatives advocate for more vehicle access to the Spokane Street Swing Bridge, helping SDOT to make tough decisions

There has been some confusion lately about how decisions are made regarding lower bridge access, and we want to help clear that up. We knew that in order to ensure quick emergency response in West Seattle we had to limit the number of cars that could travel on the low… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Work on West Marginal Way starting this weekend; Lane reduction near railroad tracks at SW Idaho St

What, When, and Where Starting this weekend, Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. our crews will be repairing pavement at abandoned railroad tracks on West Marginal Way. This work may continue the two following weekends, February 27-28, and March 6-7. This work is weather-dependent. The railroad tracks are located about 1 mile south of the… [ Keep reading ]

APPLY NOW! Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board is looking for two new members

Are you passionate about making it safe and easy for people of all ages and abilities to get around Seattle? Apply to volunteer on the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board! The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board seeks two new members to serve two-year terms starting this spring through March 2023.  Please consider applying (or encouraging someone you know) to apply by March 23,… [ Keep reading ]