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Archaeology and the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

Kevin Bartoy, Cultural Resources Lead for the Washington State Department of Transportation, recently led a discussion at the Museum of History and Industry’s History Café lecture series. Kevin described how state projects must consider cultural resources and some of the mitigation strategies developed as part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Bridge Construction – Get an Insider’s Look

The third South Park Bridge slideshow presentation will be hosted by the King County Department of Transportation (KCDOT) on Saturday, March 9. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get an insider’s look into the bridge construction. They will be showing photos of the past 8 months of fabrication and construction,… [ Keep reading ]

Update on Actions Related to SODO Arena Proposal

Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), along with Council Central Staff, provided a status Update on Actions Related to SODO Arena Proposal to City Council. The presentation included a brief review of the action… [ Keep reading ]

First Hill Streetcar Construction Update

The intersection of Broadway & E Yesler Way has been closed since February 9 and will reopen to traffic tomorrow, February 28. This temporary closure of Yesler Way near Yesler Terrace was necessary in order to install the rail that will be part of the First Hill Streetcar, along with… [ Keep reading ]

Missed the SR 520 Open Houses? Good news – the materials are available online

The Washington State Department of Transportation (SDOT) SR 520 project team has posted the materials from the public open houses in Bellevue and Seattle on Feb. 5 and 6. So, if you missed the meetings or if you’d like to revisit the information, you can access the information via the… [ Keep reading ]

Check it Out! UW Station Construction Camera

Construction is underway for the University Link Extension, which will extend light rail service to the north, connecting the University of Washington (UW) and Capitol Hill to downtown Seattle and the airport. Included in this project are 3.15 miles of new tunnel track and two underground stations. Sound Transit expects… [ Keep reading ]

Waterfront Seattle receives recognition from the American Planning Association for excellence in planning!

The project has been awarded the National Planning Achievement Award for Urban Design for the Waterfront Seattle Concept Design and Framework Plan.  Developed through extensive public engagement over the past two years, this plan establishes the City’s vision for creating more than 26 city blocks of new public space with… [ Keep reading ]

SR 520 Open Houses February 5 and 6

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is hosting open houses in Bellevue and  Seattle on February 5 and 6 respectively to explain next steps for the new “west approach bridge north.” Attendees will be able to view architectural and construction plans of the structure connecting the new floating SR… [ Keep reading ]

Crews installing ground monitors for SR 99 Tunnel Project

As the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported last week, crews started installation of underground monitors along the State Route 99 tunnel route. The underground monitors are part of a comprehensive program to help mitigate potential ground movement and protect structures during tunneling, which is scheduled to begin this… [ Keep reading ]

Sea level and the seawall?

Given the proximity of Seattle to the Puget Sound and the known impacts of climate change on the rise of sea levels, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project fields many questions on this topic. It’s an issue that the City of Seattle takes seriously, whether on this project, or on others throughout… [ Keep reading ]