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Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

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: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Low Bridge Camera Installation Live Load… [ Keep reading ]

Happy First Night of Hanukkah from SDOT, and a Roadside Chat with Ben Dalgetty

We had a Roadside Chat with Ben Dalgetty, SDOT’s Digital Strategist, who shared his written reflections on the holiday through this blog. Ben identifies as secular/reform Jewish. This piece is intended as a personal reflection, and while every effort was made towards accuracy, this blog does not represent official department position or definitive history. Ben, as… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in January 2021, we will add an automated photo enforcement system on the Low Bridge that will supplement existing enforcement by police

We need to keep the West Seattle Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, freight, and transit. In October, we announced that automated photo enforcement would begin on the Low Bridge (also called the Spokane St Swing Bridge) as early as January 2021. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains closed. In this blog, we’ll discuss how photo enforcement will work and what you can… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we post 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: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Upcoming Live Load Testing on Terminal… [ Keep reading ]

Construction of Seattle’s new waterfront continues along with traffic changes on Alaskan Way S between S King and S Columbia Streets

Summary The Waterfront Seattle program is constructing the new Alaskan Way S. This work began following the demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2019. Next weekend, December 12-13, traffic lanes on Alaskan Way S between S King and S Columbia Streets will switch places with the current work zone…. [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility | Part 3 of 3

Matthew Howard is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle. Among other topics, he studies how historical events shape the African American identity and experiences, in both literature and life. He started at SDOT on April 1, 2020 and is working with the Street Use… [ Keep reading ]

Stay Healthy Blocks program extended through February! Stay home and healthy – while staying active – with our Holiday Edition: Streetsgiving.

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving! SDOT’s offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, and on-street parking around the city will be free on Thursday, Nov. 26 only. Walk, roll, and bike along Lake Washington Blvd. Nov. 25-29. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov…. [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

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. Next week’s blog will be minimal due to the upcoming holiday. In this week’s update:… [ Keep reading ]

The fastest path: Building on months of stabilization work, major repairs slated for West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

Mayor Durkan chooses repair over replacement, pushing for bridge reopening in 2022 The Decision Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she has instructed the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to restore travel across the Duwamish by repairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. SDOT has nearly completed Phase I of… [ Keep reading ]

Scooter Share Update: All three operators have now launched! Please keep the rules of the road in mind when riding.

Summary LINK, Wheels, and Lime have received their permits and have launched operations in Seattle! We want the scooter share program to be successful, and to do that we need everyone to follow the rules of the road and park your scooters correctly. Bikes and scooters blocking sidewalks can cause significant accessibility issues. We’re also increasing education and… [ Keep reading ]