Posts categorized under Katie Olsen, Author at SDOT Blog

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18

On Thursday, April 8, we held the 18th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18 The meeting came as we announced changes in our Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) access policy… [ Keep reading ]

We have been allocated almost $60 million from the Federal Transit Administration for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project!

We’re proud to share that we’ve reached a major funding milestone! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has now allocated $59.9 million in funding from the Small Starts Program to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – RapidRide G Line project for construction.  Read the press release from Mayor Jenny Durkan. Read the press release from the FTA. Read the press release from Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty… [ Keep reading ]

Throughout 2020, crews delivered on Levy commitments – and the results of their hard work can be seen citywide.

Summary Thank you, Seattle voters. You have entrusted us to honor our Levy commitments and despite the challenges 2020 brought, we are proud of our crews who continued to meet the moment and deliver Levy-funded projects. Read more in our Levy to Move Seattle 2020 Annual Report. Together, we’ve met or… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | Yes, we’re still celebrating the first full week of spring! Today, learn about the work of our Urban Forestry Irrigation Team.

Foliage Week continues! To celebrate the start of Spring, we’re highlighting the work of our Urban Forestry team – along with our partners at the Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Seattle Public Utilities – who work together to maintain our city’s trees and green spaces. Today, we are shining a spotlight… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Thanks to your Levy dollars at work, we’re preparing to pave on N 80th St from Aurora Ave N to I-5, starting today!

Summary We’re over halfway done with our Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project, which is funded in part by your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle! Now, we’re starting our work to pave portions of N 80th St and E Green Lake Way N. You can… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | I-5 Express Lane closure this weekend as final set of Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge spans arrive

The I-5 Express Lanes will be closed all weekend to facilitate this delivery and construction across I-5. The express lanes will be closed at 11:00 pm on Friday, March 26 and will remain closed all day Saturday and Sunday. They will reopen Monday, March 29, at the usual time. By fall 2021, you will… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | As part of Reconnect West Seattle, we’re paving this weekend in South Park & Highland Park. Part of 1st Ave S will be temporarily closed.

Summary Weather permitting, crews will begin paving work this weekend at two locations: South Park: 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and SW Kenyon St Highland Park: Intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW Paving will take place between 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in both locations. Part of the Reconnect West Seattle package of… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about our proposed spend plan for the new $20 vehicle license fee funding.

The plan prioritizes safety, equity, & maintaining the strength of Seattle’s assets, thanks to the input of stakeholders across the community. This blog was updated on April 1, 2021, when the proposed spend plan was submitted to City Council. The revised text is noted in red below, and aims to be clearer and consistent with what… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | New online tool can help you identify the right tree to plant so we can all keep our urban landscape happy & healthy.

Summary It’s the first full week of spring and we can feel it in the – warmer – air! Our trees can too.   Trees and open spaces help keep the environment healthy – which means they help keep our communities healthy, too.  Thinking about planting a tree or two? We… [ Keep reading ]

Together with over 1,000 community members in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park, we’ve finalized Home Zone Plans and started construction

Summary  When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown experienced a large increase in detour traffic.  We created a Home Zone for each of these neighborhoods, engaging community members to help decide on projects that would improve safety and mobility.  With input from almost 1,000 people across the three… [ Keep reading ]