Posts categorized under Sara Davis, Author at SDOT Blog

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!

TheWest Seattle BridgeCommunity Task Forceis one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions.CommunityTask Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle andnearby communities. Atyesterday’smeeting, we shared progress and solicited feedback onthreesignificant projects that theCommunityTask… [ 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 ofcracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeobservedin late March, leadingus toimmediatelyremovealltraffic,has been no exception.As public safety is our number one priority, we immediatelyjumped into action toslow cracking,determine the structural state of the bridge, andto… [ 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 willlikelyhave a hefty price tagthat will require close partnership and support at both the State and federal levels. Last week we shared theframeworkofour cost-benefit analysistohelp 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 ]

Crews have completed an important West Seattle Bridge construction milestone, allowing the next phase of stabilization work to begin

After months of hard work, we have reached an important milestone in our efforts to stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. Our bridge stabilization contractor has finished raising the four platforms which allow crew members to begin work on several measures intended to slow cracking. While structural analysis indicates… [ Keep reading ]