‘Tis the Season!

It’s that time of year once again when Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews seem to be everywhere doing all kinds of projects. 

Marking sharrows.

Marking sharrows.

Thanks to the Bridging the Gap(BTG) transportation initiative, you see even more crews working.  Remember when you see crews working to please slow down and give them extra space.  They are working hard to make Seattle easier to navigate and a little safer for all of us.

Over the next several months you can expect to see SDOT crews repairing 25 blocks of sidewalk, installing new street name signs at more than 1,500 intersections, remarking 500 crosswalks,  re-striping more than 850 lane-miles of arterial roadway and installing pedestrian countdown signals at 25 intersections.  Crews will also be pruning more than 3,000 street trees, making crossing improvements at 42 intersections, restriping more than 70 miles of bike lanes and sharrows and installing more than seven miles of greenways. This work is made possible by the BTG program.   

Remember it is that time of year again – slowdown and give our crews a little extra space!  If you would like more information on BTG please visit their web page.