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Update on the Lander St Bridge Project

Our online open house is now live!

South Lander St is an essential east-west connection in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. Every day, the street serves over 13,000 vehicles, 1,400 pedestrians, 100 bicyclists, and needs to be closed over 100 times per day for train crossings. This active train crossing causes frequent traffic delays and poses safety risks, especially to pedestrians and cyclists. To improve local traffic circulation, rail operations, and safety, SDOT will build a bridge over the railroad tracks on S Lander St between 1st Ave S and 4th Ave S.

Rendering of the completed S Lander St bridge.

On Thursday, March 30, about 60 people from the community, local businesses, and property owners joined us in SODO at an open house to hear the latest on the bridge’s design, which has been updated thanks to feedback from our last open house in September 2016. Design is nearly complete, with construction planned to begin in early 2018. During the two years of construction, S Lander St will be closed to traffic, but access will be maintained for people walking and riding bicycles.

People at the open house learned about the updated project timeline, bridge design, and how local access will be maintained while the bridge is built. We received great feedback about the architectural features of the bridge, plans for new landscaping, and nearby businesses expressed the importance of ensuring parking and local access during construction.

If you couldn’t make it to the open house:

Thanks to all who participated! We’re committed to building a bridge that meets the needs of the community, and your feedback helps us get there!