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Guardrail and Crash Cushions. Working to keep us safe!

A new guardrail – a critical piece of roadway infrastructure. SDOT installs and maintains 67,000 linear feet of guardrail across the City.

Guardrail and crash cushions are two items that we give little thought to until we need them.  And hopefully, you will never need them.  You can be assured your friends at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have given them a lot of thought and a lot of care. 

Thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative, passed by Seattle voters in 2006, SDOT crews are able keep the city’s crash cushions and guardrail upgraded and in good condition.  Even though this program is one of the lesser-known items funded by BTG, it provides a vital safety net.  In 2012, 1,886 linear feet of guardrail has been upgraded and installed and two new crash cushions have been replaced.  SDOT will continue to make upgrades to these important pieces of transportation infrastructure.

BTG programs are working hard to make Seattle streets safer for all users!  For more information on BTG please visit the web page.