Posts categorized under Ethan Bancroft, Author at SDOT Blog

Trick or Streets are back! Here’s how you can participate this year

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Spanish, Korean, Somali, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Chinese (Traditional). ዘዴና ወይም መንገዶች ተመለሱ! በዚህ አመት እንዴት መሳተፍ እንደሚችሉ እነሆ ¡El programa Truco o Calles (Trick or Streets) está de regreso! Aquí le decimos cómo puede… [ Keep reading ]

#WeekWithoutDriving 2022: Reflections from Team SDOT

Summary at a glance: We participated in the second annual #WeekWithoutDriving, from Sept. 19-23, 2022. This experience helped us gain a better understanding of the challenges that people face navigating their communities without driving themselves. Our participating staff reflect on how their week went and what they learned along the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s next for bus lanes on Rainier Ave S? Take our survey & learn more!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. በRainier Ave S ላይ ለአውቶቡስ መስመሮች ቀጥሎ ያለው ምንድነው? የእኛን የዳሰሳ ጥናት ይውሰዱ እና የበለጠ ይወቁ! ما التالي بالنسبة لممرات الحافلات على شارع Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve applied for nearly $50 million in new federal grants to improve travel safety and support our bridges

Summary: We recently applied for several grants to take advantage of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The first is a $30 million grant to support safer streets in Seattle, via USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program. This federal funding, in addition to $7.5 million… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the grand opening of Detective Cookie Chess Park!

This past weekend, community members in Southeast Seattle celebrated the grand opening of Detective Cookie Chess Park in Rainier Beach! Mayor Bruce Harrell, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz, Detective Cookie, SDOT Director Greg Spotts, and other City staff joined together with community members to commemorate the new park. This project… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Dahvee Enciso, Sr. Civil Engineer Specialist

Summary: We’re proud to celebrate our colleagues’ and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We recently talked with Dahvee Enciso, who shared details about his career, interests, and what National Hispanic Heritage Month means to him personally. We hope you enjoy reading! National… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge reopens after 2 ½-year closure

Stronger, safer bridge returns to the Seattle transportation network. The West Seattle Bridge reopened to the public tonight after being closed 2 ½ years for repairs by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The main bridge entrances opened to traffic and crews continued to remove barricades at the other on-ramps… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Sen. Cantwell, Rep. Jayapal, tribes, dignitaries commemorate successful West Seattle Bridge repair ahead of reopening

As we prepare to reopen the West Seattle Bridge on Sunday, elected officials and other dignitaries gathered at Terminal 18 Park on Harbor Island to commemorate the end of construction and return to service of the stronger, safer West Seattle Bridge. Several attendees from all levels of government and the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge passes strength test, confirming the bridge is safe and ready to open this weekend

We have completed our analysis of strength tests conducted earlier this week on the West Seattle Bridge, and the bridge has passed its final safety test. This data confirms the bridge is strong, safe, and ready to reopen on Sunday, September 18, as planned. Earlier this week, we conducted load… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Overnight lane reductions on Alaskan Way between Columbia and Madison streets begin September 19

We are happy to announce that the Waterfront Seattle Program team is reaching another exciting construction phase! Starting overnight on Monday, September 19, assembly of the falsework to support the new Marion St Bridge will be installed over Alaskan Way. This falsework, or temporary support structure, will allow for work… [ Keep reading ]