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Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Last week, we shared our first weekly update about the work we’re doing on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. You can expect an update every week. Our goal is to keep you informed of our sustained progress to stabilize the bridge, efforts to address traffic, and other updates related to the… [ Keep reading ]

Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd will stay open to people walking, rolling, and biking until the week of Oct. 5!

Keep Moving Street along Lake Washington Blvd. Photo Credit: Jeanne Clark.

We have a plan to keep people moving to/from the new Climate Pledge Arena + an exciting update about the Seattle Center to Waterfront Walking and Biking Connection Project!

By 2035, it’s anticipated that 15,000 new households and 20,000 new employees will be added to the North Downtown Seattle area, and we have a plan to keep people moving as the area grows and changes. If and when large-scale events are safe for the public to attend, the Climate Pledge Arena (formerly known as Key Arena) at Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier Ave S efforts are a part of our Vision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]

The next installment of the Center City Bike Network is starting on 4th Ave!

We recently opened the Bell St Protected Bike Lane and we’re excited to share that construction will start as soon as mid-September to build a new protected bike lane on 4th Ave between Pine St and Madison St as part of the downtown Center City Bike Network. Both projects are funded by the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle. “We are facing a number of challenges in our City: from the COVID-19 pandemic to… [ Keep reading ]

Starting Today, August 31: Nightly Closures on SR 522/Lake City Way Ramps to and from I-5

Heads up travelers! Starting today, plan for nightly ramp closures at SR 522 (Lake City Way) and I-5 beginning today, August 31. The northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 522 and the SR 522 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close nightly Monday through Thursday beginning at 9 PM. The ramps will reopen by 5 AM the following morning. Why are these ramps closing? During the closures, contractor… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Since the closure of the High-Rise Bridge, we’ve worked to simultaneously advance all efforts needed to expeditiously pursue both a repair or replace scenario. By advancing both pathways at once, not a moment has been lost while the careful and thorough assessment is done to understand which avenue – repair or replace –… [ Keep reading ]

Since March, we’ve implemented 175 changes to support communities affected by the West Seattle Bridge closure

During the closure, we’re working to keep people moving, lessen the impacts to the best of our ability, and preserve/enhance public safety. We know that no level of traffic mitigation can overcome the 100,000+ travelers displaced across West Seattle, Duwamish Valley, and Seattle as a whole by the closure of the… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day at SDOT

In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day, which at the time was a way of commemorating the passing of the 19th Amendment. One hundred years ago last week, the 19th Amendment granted many women in the United States the right to vote. We at SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force addressed individual, community, small business, and industry needs alongside environmental justice in August 19 meeting

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force is one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions. Community Task Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle and nearby communities. In the latest Community Task Force meeting on August 19,… [ Keep reading ]