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Rush Hour Motorists Exiting I-5 at Northgate
Encouraged to Consider Alternative Exits Starting Sept. 4

Beginning next Friday, September 4, motorists exiting I-5 at Northgate are encouraged to consider using alternative freeway exits if possible, particularly during the morning and afternoon commutes. Contractors working for SDOT plan to begin the repaving of North Northgate Way just west of I-5, between Meridian Avenue North and Corliss… Filed Under: SDOT

Sunday Time Limits Coming to Pioneer Square in September

In late September, SDOT will add Sunday time limits to free on-street parking near retail and restaurants in the heart of Pioneer Square. The Sunday time limits are designed to improve parking turnover and access. This will allow more customers and visitors from around the region to visit Pioneer Square… [ Keep reading ]

Street Improvement Continues as Summer Turns into Fall

 As the summer construction season transitions to fall, Seattle residents will still see lots of work going on in their neighborhoods, thanks to the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative passed by Seattle voters in 2006. Seattle Department of Transportation crews continue to be very busy making Seattle streets a little… [ Keep reading ]

Hit the trails! BTG provides new trails and trail maintenance for a more vibrant Seattle

One essential element of making it easier to move around in Seattle is the installation and maintenance of the bicycle and pedestrian trail system across the city. Thanks to the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters in 2006, more than four miles of new trail have been… [ Keep reading ]

First Hill Street Scrabble Tournament!

Come play! Seattle’s First Street Scrabble Tournament will be held in the First Hill neighborhood on August 12th from 4-7 pm. The intersection of University, Union and Boylston will be closed for the event. Sixteen participants will be chosen by lottery to play in this life-sized speed Scrabble tournament. Each… [ Keep reading ]

Paving = a vibrant city!

What do paving and creating a vibrant city have to do with each other? Good question! At first glance it would appear they have nothing to do with each other, but when you look a little more closely they are linked. Paving projects help keep Seattle’s road smooth, easy… [ Keep reading ]

Night Out is coming up – time to party in the street!

Anyone looking for a chance to party in the street with their neighbors is in luck. Seattle’s 30th Annual “Night Out” celebration is coming up tomorrow, Tuesday, August 5. Night Out is an annual national event hosted locally by the Seattle Police Department. It shows that residents and City government… [ Keep reading ]

When emergencies strike, help is on the way

Our hearts go out to the many people around the nation who have lost their loved ones or their homes as a result of a natural disaster or other major emergency–whether by fire, flood, winter storm, landslide, or some other event. These tremendous losses are a reminder that we need… [ Keep reading ]

More Cyclists Using the Broadway Protected Bike Lane Each Day

Whether it is the summer weather, bike riders becoming familiar with its presence, or a combination of the two, ridership on the two-way Broadway Protected Bike Lane (PBL) is growing at an encouraging pace. The first protected bike lane in the central city seeks to separate bicycle traffic from vehicular… [ Keep reading ]

How to replace a bridge in four days

(Click photo for larger version) In August, crews working on the North Access contract near the SR 99 tunnel’s north portal will replace the bridge on SR 99 over Broad Street. Not sure what bridge we’re talking about? Don’t worry. Even the most seasoned SR 99 commuter may not realize… [ Keep reading ]