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We’ve Published Our Proposed Director’s Rule on Design Standards for Small Wireless Facilities

Today, we’ve released our proposed Design Standards for Small Wireless Facilities (SWF) on Poles. Our goal with these standards is to reduce visual impacts to the streets and sidewalks that form the public right-of-way while establishing rules concerning SWF design. Wireless providers are already installing SWF in Seattle, and the… [ Keep reading ]

A new transit pathway on 5th & 6th Avenues will provide more transit capacity & improve travel time & reliability for northbound buses.

New 5th/6th transit pathway coming soon. A new transit pathway on 5th Ave and 6th Ave from Cherry St to Olive Way will provide more transit capacity and improve travel time and reliability for northbound buses. The King County Metro routes that will use the new transit pathway to access I-5 northbound include:… [ Keep reading ]

King County Metro Service Change: On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets.

Overview On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets to accommodate the Washington State Convention Center construction and future Link light rail expansion. To keep buses and riders moving, the City of Seattle is establishing a new transit pathway on Fifth… [ Keep reading ]

Tuesday, Feb 26: People biking on the Westlake Protected Bike Lane to expect delays near 2700 Westlake Ave N, 7 AM – 3 PM

We’re repairing a damaged protection railing. Here’s what you can expect. People biking on the Westlake Protected Bike Lane can expect slight delays near 2700 Westlake Ave N on Tuesday, February 26 between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM. An attendant will be monitoring traffic as crews repair a… [ Keep reading ]

Transportation Equity Workgroup: Call for nominations!

Applications now open for our new Transportation Equity Workgroup! A key part of our work at SDOT is to make sure people have access to affordable transportation options.  In Seattle, transportation is the second highest household cost after housing, and we know communities at risk of displacement bear the brunt… [ Keep reading ]

Pothole Palooza Premiere

After the wettest winter ever recorded in Seattle, we needed to add extra resources to respond to the thousands of potholes on our streets, so, we launched Pothole Palooza 2017. We were able filled over 8,700 potholes throughout the city in just two weeks, thanks to our amazing repair crews… [ Keep reading ]

Advancing Contracting Equity in SDOT

Seattle has long been committed to increasing equity city contracting, and in 2016 SDOT exceeded our goals to support Woman and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE). “A healthy and diverse business sector is essential to Seattle’s economic vitality,” Mayor Murray declared in his 2014 Executive Order, and at SDOT we’ve worked… [ Keep reading ]

Ramp Up Seattle

Every year, SDOT builds or replaces 500-1,000 curb ramps to increase access for people using our sidewalks and crosswalks, especially those with wheelchairs or other mobility devices. In late 2016, we held a public meeting and online survey to gather feedback on where ramps are needed most and how they… [ Keep reading ]

Street Use Permits Permit Changes

SDOT’s Street Use team reviews, issues, and inspects up to 35,000 permitted right-of-way uses each year, and continues to improve services with updates to regulations, fees, and hours. PORR to ROWORR and More 2017 Street Use Changes The Pavement Opening and Restoration Rule (PORR), is now the Right-Of-Way Opening and Restoration Rule (ROWORR). The… [ Keep reading ]

A Little Help From Our Friends

Winter weather is on everyone’s mind as we prepare for possible snow and freezing temperatures in Seattle. At SDOT, we’re focused on getting everyone information on what to expect on the roads and how to commute safely, but that means more than just tweets with “Winter is Coming” GIFs (although… [ Keep reading ]