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What has BTG done for me lately?

Bike improvements on N 34th Street and Fremont Avenue N.

The 2011 Bridging the Gap  (BTG) Annual Report is now complete and available on-line.  2011 was the fifth year of the levy program and it was again a very busy and successful year for the Seattle Department of Transportation.  This past year, projects were completed across the city in nearly every neighborhood and key highlights included completing 15th Avenue NE at 105th bridge rehabilitation project and paving 24 lane-miles of roadway including Dexter Avenue N, 15th Avenue NE and Airport Way S in Georgetown.

BTG also rehabilitated three stairways, constructed 10 blocks of new sidewalk, restriped 1,151 lane-miles of arterial street, replaced street-name signs at 1,156 intersections, replaced 5,145 regulatory signs, remarked 308 crosswalks, repaired 25 blocks of existing sidewalks, made crossing improvements to 51 intersections, pruned 3,400 trees,planted 822 trees, installed 15 miles of bike lanes and sharrows and improved five routes to schools as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. 

The BTG  work is supported by an appointed citizens’ Levy Oversight Committee that meets quarterly. This 15-member body monitors revenues and expenditures, and reviews program and project schedules to provide full accountability to voters on Bridging the Gap activities.

Paving Dexter Avenue.

BTG is a nine-year, $365 million levy that addresses twenty years of deferred maintenance caused by chronic under-funding of the transportation infrastructure. Approved by voters in 2006, BTG enables much-needed work by the Seattle Department of Transportation, such as roadway paving, sidewalk development and repair, bridge upkeep, and tree pruning and planting. It also supports the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans, the Safe Routes to School program, enhanced transit connections and large Neighborhood Street Fund projects.

Visit the Bridging the Gap web page to view the 2011 Annual Report.

Sidewalk project on SW Cloverdale.


Bridge rehabilitation at 15th Avenue NE and NE 105th Street.