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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 ]

FREE adaptive cycle rentals through a new partnership with Outdoors for All.

May is #BikeEverywhereMonth and we’re working to ensure everyone has access to get out and enjoy the great joys of biking. Did you know one of the nation’s largest fleets of adaptive cycles is housed here in Seattle? Outdoors for All Foundation, a local non-profit, provides adaptive recreation opportunities… [ Keep reading ]

A free & fun activities for all at the High Point Play Area celebration on Sat, Mar 23!

 Join the celebration! Hey, everybody! Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) invite the community to celebrate the new High Point play area on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 2 to 4 PM at the High Point play area located behind the High Point Community Center… [ Keep reading ]

COMING SOON: Construction will begin for new sidewalks & speed humps on NE 50th St.

Construction will begin as early as February 25th or as late as March 4th and when it does, NE 50th St will be open to local traffic only until construction completes in May of this year. This project is a result of significant neighborhood support to make NE 50th St more… [ Keep reading ]

Getting roads and sidewalks ready for school. Communities lend a hand (or a #SharedShovel) to help reopen schools on Thursday.

Today was all hands on deck – we need all the help we can get! Parents and kids, local businesses, faith communities, community groups and organizations, and neighbors, joined our effort to shovel local sidewalks near elementary schools. This was a great opportunity to meet and bond with neighbors. While the weather looked better today,… [ Keep reading ]

It’s not over yet – more freezing temperature on the way! Please clear storm drains.

We can’t say it enough. Did you think we were going to say please shovel your walkways and sidewalks? Well, you’re wwrrrooong….right!? Well, first we wanted to give Seattle a giant-sized snowball-snowcone worth of a humungous thank you for helping the snow response effort by shoveling and clearing the snow… [ Keep reading ]

SNOW & ICE IN SEATTLE — It takes a city!

Yep! We’re in for more snow. Snow in Seattle – it doesn’t happen often, but when it does (“Yaaay – snow days!” said all the kids in Seattle), it can impact our transportation system and the way we all get around. In Seattle, some winters bring heavy snowfall and other… [ Keep reading ]

Next time you’re in the International District, stop by and check out our SDOT concrete crews’ impressive masonry skills!

Our Central and South district concrete crews are typically busy constructing standard curb ramps, fixing sidewalks, and paving streets. But for this special project, they combined talents and resources to take on the challenge of installing brickwork around new ramps at the SW and SE corner of the intersection at… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s transportation new normal is just around the corner.

We’re getting ready for the Maximum Constraint. Starting January 11, 2019, As early as this fall the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This construction project is one of countless private and public construction projects taking place in the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s moving waves…

Waves of art installed 16 years ago under the Alaskan Way Viaduct, are washing away…to storage. On August 30 of 2002, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran the story, ‘Wave Rave Cave’ is artwork by day, club-scape by night, with a photo of carpenter Michael Graham working on the installation. With the… [ Keep reading ]