Posts categorized under Sara Davis, Author at SDOT Blog

We want to hear from you! We’ve drafted street parking and curbspace changes around Seattle Center’s new Climate Pledge Arena and want your feedback!

When large-scale events are safe for the public to attend, the Climate Pledge Arena (formerly Key Arena) could draw crowds of more than 10,000 people up to 250 days per year. This means that we need to plan on making space for more people to move through and around Belltown, Uptown, and… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Weekend work in West Seattle

This weekend, August 8-9, we’ll be working throughout West Seattle to improve safety along detour routes. Since the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure, we’ve implemented 170+ improvements to keep people moving across the Duwamish and throughout West Seattle, including adding new speed radar signs to Sylvan Way SW last weekend…. [ Keep reading ]

Roadside chat with Niki Seligman, Outreach & Creatives Intern

Today we say thank you and see you around to our fabulous Outreach & Creative Intern, Niki Seligman. You may recognize Niki’s name, as she is the author of many posts on our blog. She has a knack for shining the spotlight on people working behind the scenes at SDOT…. [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the sixth time yesterday!

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force is one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions. Community Task Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle and nearby communities. At yesterday’s meeting, we shared progress and solicited feedback on three significant projects that the Community Task… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT seeks City interfund loan to cover 2020 and Q1 2021 expenses, sets up new Capital Improvement Program for West Seattle Bridge Program.

2020 has been a year brimming with unanticipated, unprecedented, and consequently, unbudgeted challenges. The rapid growth of cracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge observed in late March, leading us to immediately remove all traffic, has been no exception. As public safety is our number one priority, we immediately jumped into action to slow cracking, determine the structural state of the bridge, and to… [ Keep reading ]

New speed radar signs coming to Sylvan Way SW to slow down speeders

Today, July 31, 2020, is the last day to fill out your Reconnect West Seattle Survey and Neighborhood Prioritization Ballots. The online surveys and ballots close at midnight tonight. Paper ballots and surveys will still be accepted. We’re working every angle to keep people moving across the Duwamish and throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about new Protected Bike Lanes on MLK Way S at a virtual drop-in session on August 11

With the help of community feedback, we’re moving forward with the design for one-lane protected bike lanes on each side of MLK Way S, from S. Judkins St to Rainier Ave S. We want this design to work not just for people who love to bike, but also for everyone… [ Keep reading ]

Traffic and Revenue Study will help inform funding options for West Seattle Bridge Program

Let’s face it, all options to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge will likely have a hefty price tag that will require close partnership and support at both the State and federal levels. Last week we shared the framework of our cost-benefit analysis to help guide the city’s decision to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Beacon Hill Bike Route Project at a virtual drop-in session on August 12

We’re building a new bike route in Beacon Hill from the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge to the intersection of Beacon Ave S and 39th Ave S. These new bike lanes will serve as major bike thoroughfare in SE Seattle, connecting people from downtown to the City’s southern limit. This bike route… [ Keep reading ]

Levy dollars at work this spring and summer advance key capital projects across Seattle

At the start of 2020, our project teams, crews, and contractors made meaningful progress on Levy to Move Seattle funded sidewalk, road, safety, and transit projects across the city. However, starting in early March, like everyone in the city and beyond, we were confronted by the impacts of COVID-19.  Despite the… [ Keep reading ]