BTG keeps on delivering the goods

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on track to meet the 2012 goals for Bridging the Gap (BTG).  Work continues across the city from paving roads, constructing new sidewalk, to installing new signage to make it easier to navigate around the city.  BTG continues to make steady progress towards its nine-year goals.

Major asphalt and concrete paving projects are underway on some of the city’s most traveled streets and more than 15 lane-miles of paving will be completed by the end of this year. 

And that’s not all, SDOT crews have already replaced more than 1,454 regulatory traffic signs and 1,004 street name signs this year. They have also remarked more than 154 crosswalks and restriped more than 365 lane-miles of arterial streets.

  • 12 new crossing improvements have been installed pedestrian countdown signals at 15 intersections.
  • Nearly 16 lane-miles of bike facilities have been maintained, 19 miles of bike route signs were installed, and 35 miles of trail were inspected. 
  • SDOT has constructed 4 blocks of sidewalk and completed 2 Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Projects
  • Approximately 426 street trees have been planted so far this year and more than 633 street trees were pruned.

During the first five years of the levy, the city has delivered on the promises made by Bridging the Gap.  SDOT has paved more than153 lane-miles of road, secured 43,600 new hours of transit service, constructed 79 blocks of new sidewalk, repaired 118 blocks of sidewalk, remarked 3,620 crosswalks, replaced 38,199 regulatory signs, installed school zone signage at 164 schools, replaced street name signs at 6,714 intersections, striped 127 miles of bike lanes and sharrows and planted 4,098 new street trees. For more information about BTG and its goals and progress towards meeting those goals, please visit the BTG web page.