Posts categorized under Mariam Ali, Author at SDOT Blog

We are funding increased King County Water Taxi service to and from West Seattle this winter!

We worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week! The Water Taxi’s summer sailing schedule was set to… [ Keep reading ]

Plan ahead: I-5 closures and Montlake area construction return this weekend, Sept. 10-13

Update (as of Sept. 9): work on State Route 520 at Montlake has been postponed and all SR 520 ramps in the area will remain open. Additionally, the Montlake Bridge will now close at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.  Four different closures to bring delays; fans encouraged to plan ahead… [ Keep reading ]

It’s back to school time! We’re keeping kids safe on the way to class & helping them use transit

Summary: Kids are heading back to school and it’s important to keep them safe: drive the speed limit, obey signs, and expect more families on our sidewalks and streets.  School zone safety cameras are being turned on starting September 1. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph when the lights are flashing, so drive slow and pay attention to keep kids and families safe and avoid getting a… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Upcoming work on NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE August 16 – August 20

We will be reversing the directions of NE 66th St and NE 68th St between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE to make updates to the roadways and implement safety improvements from August 16 to 20, as part of the 15th Ave NE Paving Project. All parking and thru… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Magnuson Park entrance at NE 74th Street will be closed from August 9 to 27

Closure will allow crews to work on improvements that will provide easier access to Magnuson Park, and enhance the flow of traffic on Sand Point Way NE.  Starting on Monday, August 9, we will be removing slip lanes, adding curb bulbs, adding left and right turn pockets, enhancing pedestrian crossings, and adding… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Upcoming work happening in West Seattle for the next few weeks

Work includes upgrading the West Seattle Bridge detour route and rehabilitating SW Alaska and SW Roxbury Streets It’s a busy next few weeks in West Seattle! We are making upgrades to the West Seattle Bridge detour route and building a better bus street on Delridge Way SW. Work includes: SW Genesee St | Friday through early Monday on July… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

Heat Wave: Cooling down our Roads and Bridges

With Seattleites facing record high temperatures this weekend, we will be working to keep our roads and bridges cool and safe. Extreme heat can damage roads and bridges! Thankfully, our crews are standing by to respond quickly to weather related damage like sink holes or fissures. We are proactively spraying down our… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Ballard Bridge maintenance weekdays from June 14 – June 21

Routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge Our Roadway Structures Maintenance crews will be conducting ongoing preventative routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge to inspect and repair concrete underneath the bridge. The work will be performed by an under bridge inspection truck (UBIT), a mobile crane that allows operators to be positioned to perform any type of under-bridge task. The work will be performed on weekdays from Monday, June 14 through Monday, June… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Plan ahead for lane reductions on State Route 99 Aurora Bridge overnight on June 4 and June 18

This post was updated on 6/18/21 to reflect changes in the schedule due to weather. Over two weekends, we’ll install vertical posts in the middle of the State Route 99 Aurora Bridge. All work will happen overnight. The posts help make the center line, which separates the northbound and southbound lanes, more visible. Installing the posts is a near-term safety improvement while we work with the Washington State Department of… [ Keep reading ]