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New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoringsysteminstallationisnearly completeonthe West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared ouremergency response planthat we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuationFall Zonecan be a little frightening,and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]

2020 bike investments to accelerate, including 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets to become permanent in Seattle

Mayor Durkan and SDOT are makingat least20 miles ofthe StayHealthy Streets pilot permanent, andmoving forward witha bold vision of enhanced bike infrastructure. Mayor Jenny Durkan announcedtodaythat Seattlewill makeat least20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets permanent. She also directed SDOT toexpand the program to include routesinmoreneighborhoodsand acceleratetheinstallation ofnewbike facilitiessuch as Neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Safety First – A Shared West Seattle Bridge Safety Management Plan

Just like when a winter storm approaches, we’re implementing a safety checklist to make sure that we’re prepared for the most challenging scenarios a deteriorating West Seattle Bridge could present. Earlier this week, we shared the news that traffic likely won’t return to the West Seattle Bridge in 2020… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge inspection reports

The Seattle Department of Transportation is committed to transparency and keeping the public informed. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge inspection reports from 2013 through 2020 areposted on our website.We share these important reports to give you access to the documents that informedour decisions over the years. What we believe the… [ Keep reading ]

How we caught the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge deterioration

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take chances when it comes to public safety. That’s why, on Monday, March 23, weclosed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all trafficand are redirecting the traveling public. During our shared effort to combat the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it’s especially… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary Closure of All Public-Facing Customer Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

Update on May 5, 2020: All public-facing customer service counters will remain closed through May 31st. To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we will close our public-facing customer service counters starting Monday, March 16. We expect to… [ Keep reading ]

Hey Ballard! Here’s what’s happening at 24th Ave NW & NW Market St

Starting Monday, September 16, the north half of the 24th Ave NW and NW Market St intersection will be closed to replace an aging water main and complete paving work. The entire intersection is scheduled to be closed Saturday, September 21 and will reopen Monday, September 23, to allow… [ Keep reading ]

Positive Results from Seattle’s Safest Driver 2.0

Behavior change behind the wheel? There’s an app for that.  After 8-weeks of friendly competition, the chance to win $5,000, and the goal of improving safety on our streets, we’re excited to announce the winner of Seattle’s Safest Driver 2.0! Winner, winner, chicken dinner $5,000 check Let’s… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Bike Advisory Board seeking new members: Apply now

Do you love your two-wheel ride? Are you passionate about making Seattle a place that is safe and easy for people who bike? The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is seeking at least three new members. Consider applying for this 2 year volunteer position. Who Is SBAB? … [ Keep reading ]

A big step forward for pedestrian safety

Sometimes it’s the small things that add up to big changes. That’s exactly the case when it comes to leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs), the technical term for re-timing traffic signals to give pedestrians a 3-7 second head start in the crosswalk before people driving get a green light. It’s just… [ Keep reading ]