Posts categorized under Katie Olsen, Author at SDOT Blog

Today, Mayor Durkan released her 2021 Proposed Budget; while SDOT faces hard choices, commitment to equity remains steadfast and majority of projects and priorities remain on track.

Summary While SDOT faces budget challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and specific declining revenues,SDOT’s commitments to equity and justice remain steadfastandthe majority ofprojects and priorities remain on track. Economic Impacts:SDOT isfacing significant declines in projected revenues for 2020 and 2021, with a total funding gap of $85 million. Public… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High Rise Bridge Stabilization

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update  Community Task Force Meeting Recap  Traffic Alert:… [ Keep reading ]

As we hit the 6-month mark of the West Seattle Bridge closure, the Community Task Force met for the 9th time, and we shared an update on our plans for West Marginal Way.

Summary  West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization work is continuing, and stay tuned for video in an upcoming blog.  The Low Bridge Subcommittee is almost fully formed, and will meet for the first time next week.  We shared updates on the cost-benefit analysis: how we’ll be measuring attributes, and the three categories of risks we’re keeping top of mind. … [ Keep reading ]

Autumn is here, and we’re all in this together. It’s time to rake your leaves & cut back overgrown vegetation on your sidewalks & planting strips!

Summary It’s everyone’s responsibility for maintaining sidewalks, planting strip areas, and vegetation near where they live or own a business – and it’s the law per the Seattle Municipal Code.  Clearing leaves keeps the sidewalk safe and accessible.  Blocked gutters are also all of our responsibility.  How to tell if you’re in compliance with SMC, and … [ Keep reading ]

Crossing the street in Lake City will soon be much safer at several intersections, starting with NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE

Summary Safety is our number one priority, andinLake City– the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle –we’re makingimportant safety improvements. NE 125thSt and 28thAve NE saw tragic loss of life last year, andwe’rebuildingimprovements at this and a nearby intersection earlier than planned… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

In this week’s update: High-Rise Bridge Stabilization New Speed Radar Signs on Sylvan Way SW Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan NextWest Seattle BridgeCommunity Task Force Meeting (Watchthemeetingliveon September 23 at 12 PM) Traffic Alert: 1st Ave S and Olson Pl SW paving High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Kraemer North America, our contractor… [ Keep reading ]

The Mayor just announced free Stay Healthy Block Permits, adding to the recent success of Stay Healthy and Keep Moving Streets!

The Stay Healthy Streets have beenverypopular (seehere, here, and here!) and the City of Seattle has received many requests for more outdoor recreation space. Enter:Stay Healthy BlockPermits,which support community groups to temporarily closeblocks to thru-traffic for increased access to outdoor recreation space and improved mental health. “Since the start of… [ Keep reading ]

Calling all streetcar riders! The South Lake Union Streetcar resumes service this Saturday, Sept. 19.

Get ready – the Seattle South Lake Union Streetcar line will resume operations September 19!  Service was suspended back in March for the South Lake Union Streetcar line in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re excited to get riders back on track during our revised service hours. These service hours will be:   SOUTH LAKE UNION  Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday Hours 6 AM–9PM 7 AM–9PM… [ Keep reading ]

With your help, we’ve completed the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan!

At theeighthWest Seattle Bridge Community Task Forcemeeting, we shared an update ontheReconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan! THANK YOU to 17,000+ of you who responded to theReconnect West Seattle survey and Neighborhood Prioritization Ballots! Based on your feedback and our ongoing community engagement, we’ve finalized the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan…. [ Keep reading ]

Do you travel along NE 65th St between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE? You’re safer after the redesign, says our new evaluation report.

People traveling alongNE 65thSt neededimprovements to enhance safety, and we delivered.Read the full report here. After our redesignalong the 1.5 mile stretch between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39thAve NE: There were fewer collisions and injuries, and no fatal or severe injury collisions, in 2019. People drove slower. There were… [ Keep reading ]