Posts categorized under Molly Wright, Author at SDOT Blog

Travel Impacts in Seattle | October 11 – 14

It’s a busy weekend for maintenance, construction, and events in Seattle. If you’re traveling to Seattle, please plan ahead and prepare for impacts. Westbound SR 520 in Seattle closed October 12-13 From 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, crews will close westbound… [ Keep reading ]

October 11-13: Adjusting the NB SR 99 Bus Lane to Keep People Moving

After working with our transportation partners to reinstall the bus-only lane on northbound SR 99 north of the West Seattle Bridge in late September, we are adjusting the bus-only lane this weekend to give people driving more time to merge before the bus-only lane begins. Why was the… [ Keep reading ]

SpokesSalmon Sal Says “Flip Your Trip” and Commute Car-Free Once a Week!

To reduce the number of people driving alone downtown during peak commute times, we launched a new campaign called #FlipYourTrip to encourage people to commute car-free at least once a week to downtown Seattle. Our message is simple: if you usually drive into Seattle by yourself, commuting car-free once… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School: Fall Mini Grants Application Now Open!

Our application for Safe Routes to School: Fall Mini Grants are now open! Apply by October 31 for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, parent-teacher associations, and other non-profit organizations are welcome to apply. First,… [ Keep reading ]

PARK(ing) Yay! Recapping Our 10th Annual PARK(ing) Day Celebration.

We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of PARK(ing) Day by highlighting the 40 amazing parklet installations that sprang up in parking spaces across Seattle on Friday, September 20. How people get around Seattle is evolving and so are the needs of people in Seattle. As our city continues to… [ Keep reading ]

The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

A critical safety project to replace the aging Fairview Ave N bridge kicks off construction next week.

Thousands of people travel on Fairview Ave N between South Lake Union and Eastlake every day without even realizing that they’re passing over Seattle’s last remaining major road on a wooden bridge. The road next to the historic Lake Union Steam Plant building just south of where Fairview Ave… [ Keep reading ]

September 12: S Dearborn St Closes for Viaduct Demolition

WSDOT crews will close S Dearborn St and narrow 1st Ave S to two lanes beginning Thursday, September 12 in order to remove the remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. S Dearborn St will be closed for up to 10 days while crews remove the viaduct overhead. Plan… [ Keep reading ]

Alaskan Way Viaduct Construction Impacts on Alaskan Way and Denny Way

In case you missed it, check out this helpful information from the Washington State Department of Transportation about impacts to Alaskan Way and Denny Way as part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition and the North Surface Streets connections! Check it out ??? The viaduct is shrinking along Seattle’s waterfront and the… [ Keep reading ]

Cowen Park Bridge Seismic Improvements Coming This Fall!

We are preparing to make seismic improvements to the Cowen Park Bridge to reduce the bridge’s vulnerability to earthquakes. Plan ahead and prepare for impacts to travel. Here’s what you can expect: SCHEDULE Construction on the Cowen Park Bridge is anticipated to begin this fall 2019 and… [ Keep reading ]