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Learn what is happening with the West Seattle Bridge closure in a new video!

The video is available with subtitles in eight languages: English, Spanish, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Oromo, and Vietnamese. 

 Check out the video to

  • Learn more about the West Seattle Bridge closure 
  • See how SDOT is responding in partnership with community members 
  • Learn what you can do to help reduce congestion and impacts on your neighbors.  

The bridge is on schedule and on track to open in mid-2022. With just a little less than a year to go, we are working hard to get the bridge open as fast as we can.  

The video features interviews with community members from Highland Park, South Park, and Georgetown explaining  how  they have been doubly impacted – both from the inconvenience of the West Seattle Bridge closure itself, and from the many people in a rush driving past their homes and businesses.  

Home Zone walk with community members in Georgetown. Photo Credit: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. 

Because of the disproportionate effects, SDOT and the Department of Neighborhoods have teamed up to  implement Home Zones, a community-centered neighborhood plan to keep residential streets people-focused in the most impacted areas.  

There is also a call to action in the video for all West Seattle residents and business-owners:  

Please do what you can to limit congestion and rethink the ways you get around. Bike, walk, take transit, or stay local within West Seattle as much as possible.  

SDOT has also recently implemented a new phone system that offers in-language messaging options so you can speak to someone in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Somali, Khmer, or Oromo – in addition to English – about the West Seattle Bridge? Call 206-400-7511 to use the new phone service, and someone who speaks your language will then call you back to talk about the bridge. We look forward to speaking with you! 

As a reminder, the video is available with subtitles in English, Spanish, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Oromo, and Vietnamese. Please watch the video and share. We’re all in this together!