Posts categorized under Kari Tupper, Author at SDOT Blog

Crews Complete Work on SW Admiral Way Sinkhole

On August 26, a sinkhole — also known as a void — opened up in the 5300 block of SW Admiral Way. Neighbors in the immediate vicinity reported that at 1 p.m. there was no void but by late afternoon, a significant hole in the pavement had rapidly opened up…. [ Keep reading ]

New sidewalks and other creative improvements in South Park

This summer, we’ve been building new sidewalks on 8th Ave S between S Sullivan St and S Southern St in South Park. We just completed a new sidewalk on the east side of the street where a temporary in-street walkway was installed in 2016 and we also replaced the existing… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Some of SDOT’s Essential Workers on Labor Day

Throughout the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic during the last six months, our dedicated staff have continued performing their jobs with a true commitment to excellence. In honor of Labor Day, we’re giving a shout out to a few of the many people who make it possible for… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Advisory Board seeks new members

The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. This volunteer board plays an important role in ensuring a successful and well-coordinated transit system, citywide! TAB members are not only passionate about transit, they… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming work in South Park and West Seattle this weekend

Several projects are planned for this weekend in South Park and West Seattle that will impact traffic. See below for more information. S Cloverdale St will be down to one lane over the weekend Starting this weekend, August 22-23, a private contractor will begin working on S Cloverdale St between… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT selects HNTB to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, a necessary step for all repair or replacement scenarios.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone in our work to restore mobility to West Seattle, the Duwamish Valley, and other communities impacted by the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Through the Request for Qualifications process,we’veselectedtheinfrastructure solutions firmHNTB Corporationto designtheWest SeattleBridge replacement.This work will be needed… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Scooter Share program reaches important milestone and rolls toward Seattle City Council

Editor’s note: Updated on Aug 19 to reflect City Council committee vote We have made a lot of progress (and a lot has changed) since we announced plans to move forward with the steps necessary to bring scooters to Seattle. After ongoing conversations with the community, we have proposed a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Department of Transportation passes critical Federal milestone to move forward with Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project

Update (Sept 25, 2020) – We have completed the final two milestones necessary for the Small Starts Grant Agreement to receive this federal grant (finalizing a third-party agreement with Sound Transit and receiving Seattle City Council approval). We’ve passed an important milestone with the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) moving theMadison… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Freight Advisory Board is seeking new members! Join the Team

If the movement of freight throughout the Seattle region impacts your business or organization, then this opportunity may be for you. The Seattle Freight Advisory Board helps lift the voice of the Seattle’s freight community and industries. The board advises the City Council, the Mayor and all departments and offices… [ Keep reading ]

The Anatomy of a Curb Ramp

Curb ramps make our city more accessible for everyone, & they’re a high priority for our Maintenance Operations Division (MOD) Concrete Crews. Pursuant to a Consent Decree, the City of Seattle builds at least 1250 curb ramps per year, and our MOD Concrete Crews complete a significant portion of… [ Keep reading ]