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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, and in Lake City – the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle – we’re making important safety improvements. NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE saw tragic loss of life last year, and we’re building improvements 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 Next West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting (Watch the meeting live on 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!

UPDATE – OCTOBER 20, 2020 Stay Healthy Block Permits are now open to all Seattle residents, in addition to nonprofits and community organizations! Stay Healthy Block Permits are also now available through November 30, 2020. Previously, this initial evaluation period ended October 19, 2020. The Stay Healthy Streets have been very popular… [ 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 – 9 PM 7 AM – 9 PM … [ Keep reading ]

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

At the eighth West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting, we shared an update on the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan! THANK YOU to 17,000+ of you who responded to the Reconnect 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 along NE 65th St needed improvements to enhance safety, and we delivered. Read the full report here. After our redesign along the 1.5 mile stretch between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE: There were fewer collisions and injuries, and no fatal or severe injury collisions, in 2019. People drove slower. There were… [ Keep reading ]

Virtual Drop-In Session: Learn about how our Safe Routes to School & ORCA Opportunity programs can support you on Sept. 29

Learn about our Safe Routes to School program and ORCA Opportunity resources at a virtual drop-in session on September 29 from 6 – 7 PM. Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting here. Or, dial in using +1 206-686-8357 and Conference ID: 800 664 80#. To request an interpreter or accommodations for persons with accessibility needs for the in-person event or the online… [ Keep reading ]