Posts categorized under Katie Olsen, Author at SDOT Blog

The City of Seattle has received additional Federal resources for West Seattle Bridge repair!

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has selected the West Seattle Bridge project to receive $12 million from a competitive statewide federal grant program for local bridges. The City has now secured Federal funding for 70% of work and remains on schedule to reopen bridge in mid-2022! Building on… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Come be among the first to walk, roll, or bike across the new Fairview Ave N Bridge!

We are excited to announce that the Fairview Ave N Bridge is reopening on Sunday, July 25! You can walk, bike, and roll on the new bridge at an opening ceremony on the morning of Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. before the bridge is reopened to… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve reached the next design milestone for the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs, keeping us on track to reopen the bridge in mid-2022

We have reached our internal milestone for intermediate design of the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) repairs. This is the latest of multiple critical milestones we have reached on-time in our effort to reopen the bridge in mid-2022. This reflects our aggressive schedule to restore travel to the bridge. The high bridge was closed to protect public safety in March 2020 after city engineers discovered rapidly growing cracks in multiple locations. We immediately set to work on emergency stabilization work, including installing… [ Keep reading ]

We’ll build a new bike lane on West Marginal Way SW after the West Seattle Bridge reopens in 2022

Summary West Marginal Way SW is part of a critical detour network while the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains closed to traffic. We will install a new bike lane on West Marginal Way SW in 2022, after the high bridge reopens.  The new bike lane will complete the all-ages-and-abilities network between South… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge is on track to reopen in mid-2022. Join our virtual public meeting to learn more and ask questions!

On July 21 at 5:30 PM, the West Seattle Bridge Program will hold a virtual public meeting for you to hear more about the work we’re doing to reopen the bridge in mid-2022 and ask your questions. Members of our team will provide updates about the ongoing repair effort on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge),… [ Keep reading ]

We distributed 1,569 ORCA Recovery cards last week!

A few weeks ago, we announced our new ORCA Recovery Card program. We are happy to report that, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), we have distributed 1,569 six-month unlimited ORCA cards to help get Seattle employees to work affordably and efficiently!  We distributed these cards to people working in the Chinatown,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The new protected bike lanes on N 34th St are part of a cross-country bike trail that will ultimately span 3,700 miles!

Back in March, we began work on N 34th St. Thank you for your patience as we built new protected bike lanes, safer intersections, and just made things a little smoother in this busy street in Fremont. Here is a bird’s eye view courtesy of Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets. We were… [ Keep reading ]

We are happy to announce that the West Seattle Bridge program received a federal grant of $11.2 million to help pay for repair work that will reopen the bridge next year and “build back better”!

The bridge is on track to reopen following needed structural strengthening and repair work. The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will help pay for bridge rehabilitation on both the West Seattle Bridge and the Spokane St Swing Bridge.  This round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program funds transportation projects of national and regional significance that are… [ Keep reading ]

Starting 4th of July weekend, 3 miles of Lake Washington Blvd (from Mt Baker Park to Seward Park) will open to people walking, rolling, and biking on weekends & holidays through at least September. 

Barricades will be placed each Friday afternoon and removed Monday morning. On 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, barricades will be removed the following Tuesday morning. Parking lots are open and will be accessible from the nearest cross street. Those driving to homes along the boulevard because they live there, are visiting, or making deliveries are allowed. Background … [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Weekend closure at the intersection of 4th Ave N, Raye St & Queen Anne Dr from June 25-28

We will be closing portions of the intersection at 4th Ave N, Raye St and Queen Anne Dr starting 7 AM on Friday, June 25 until noon on Monday, June 28.  During this time, we will install ADA curb ramps on the northwest corner of the intersection. Access to and from southbound State Route (SR) 99 will be blocked. Please plan ahead… [ Keep reading ]