Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

West Seattle Bridge at sunset. Photo Credit: Madison Linkenmeyer

We’re posting this blog to keep you informed about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Program.

If you need this information translated, please call (206) 400-7511. (Jump to the English version of this blog post.)

如果您需要此信息翻譯成中文 請致電 (206) 400-7511.

Kung kailangan mo ang impormasyon na ito na nakasalin sa (206) 400-7511.

Tagalog mangyari lamang na tumawag sa (206) 400-7511.

Si necesita traducir esta información al español, llame al (206) 400-7511.

Odeeffannoon kun akka siif (206) 400-7511.

Nếu quý vị cần thông tin này chuyển ngữ sang tiếng Việt xin gọi (206) 400-7511.

የዚህን መረጃ ትርጉም ከፈለጉ፣ በዚህ ስልክ ቁጥር ይደውሉ፡ (206) 400-7511. 당신이 번역이 정보를 필요로하는 경우에, (206) 400-7511 로 전화해주십시오.


In this week’s update:


Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) Survey & Restriping Last Saturday

This past Saturday, January 23, crews surveyed the system that latches the two spans of the low bridge together. Crews also restriped lanes on the east side of the low bridge (on Harbor Island). See this January 19 SDOT Blog post for more details.

New Resources to Help You “Stay Local”

If you live or work in West Seattle or the Duwamish Valley, you probably know dozens of the businesses, services, and destinations that help make these communities unique. By visiting our new Stay Local page, you might learn about even more!

We’ve added local dining information, where there are free Wi-Fi hotspots, how to get free City surplus computers for your nonprofit organization, a “15-minute city” map of your neighborhood, and much more.

Why Stay Local? By doing so, you can support the physical and economic health of communities by reducing congestion and air pollution from traffic, and by shopping in local businesses.

The Stay Local page is part of the West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Travel Options portal, where we’re collecting and sharing information on different ways to travel to, from, and throughout the West Seattle peninsula. We’re working to make information about walking, rolling, biking, scooting, using transit, taking a vanpool and driving easier to find.

This portal is still growing. To help make it as useful as possible, we’d love to hear from you: What information is missing? What travel modes, and what resources, do you want to learn more about? Reach out to Stefan Winkler, West Seattle Program Manager, at stefan.winkler@seattle.gov with ideas and feedback. Thank you for your collaboration!

Community Task Force Meeting #15 Full Recap Available

Haven’t had a chance to watch the broadcast of the last Community Task Force meeting? Not to worry—our January 21 SDOT Blog post will get you up to speed on the Reconnect West Seattle, High-Rise Bridge repair, and low bridge access updates we shared.