Know Before You Go – Let SDOT Chart Your Course

Despite below freezing temperatures and a dusting of snow on the ground, major construction projects are underway throughout Seattle.  Major projects are occuring on 15th Avenue NE, Mercer Street, the southern segment of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and along Spokane Street in SODO just to name a few.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg since we are still a few months away from the spring/summer construction season.  Throw in a Sounders or Mariners game and all of these activities have the ability to significantly affect your route through town.

Luckily, SDOT is here to help!  We offer a number of tools to help travelers make their way around the city before leaving the comfort of your own home. 

Check with TIM before heading out (Click for larger image)

Our Traveler’s Information Map (affectionately known as TIM) is loaded with useful tools like construction alerts, details about planned events, traffic incident reports, traffic flow, and access to an array of traffic cameras.  Check out TIM for up-to-the-minute travel times on our major arterials and make an informed decision about your route before you go.  

Our Planned Transportation Construction Map allows users to view planned construction activities and events up to one year in advance.  This tool contains a plethora of information about activities across the city including specific project or event information, details about private construction projects, and detour routes to name a few.  SDOT provides a regularly updated look ahead at projects, events and activities that will impact traffic – from parades to major construction detours.  Our website allows users to view traffic impacts by geographic region of the city and easily acquire information relevant to specific routes.

Screenshot of SDOT's Current Construction Outlook (Click for larger image)

Let SDOT chart your course and help you avoid congestion, construction delays, and save some gas.  There’s no reason you shouldn’t know before you go with these tools at your disposal.