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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 ]

When kids go back to school after summer vacation.

Regarding: Summer Remember that feeling when summer vacation was over and it was time to go back to school?  We feel you, Smeagol! The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE! 3rd Ave transit improvements – Starts Mon. Aug. 20

Starting this Monday, August 20 fall. As the Washington State Department of Transportation plans for a full three-week closure as early as this fall, of SR 99 downtown – the Alaskan Way Viaduct – and the opening of a new SR 99 tunnel under downtown, we’re ramping up our strategy to deal… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Coming Down the Pike for Transportation Equity?

Did you know that we have a Transportation Equity Program? In 2017, we created the Transportation Equity Program to prioritize affordable transportation options and address transportation inequities in our city. Transportation is currently the second highest household cost after housing and Seattle continues to grow at a rapid pace. We… [ Keep reading ]

Convention Place Station bus stops relocate July 21!

As of July 21, Convention Place Station bus stops relocate to 9th Ave, between Olive Way and Pine St (see green circles on map below), making way for continued Washington State Convention Center expansion. The 7 impacted bus routes serving the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel are: Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150, 255  Sound… [ Keep reading ]

The good guys: Concrete Evidence.

Boots on the ground. Recently, we told you about our steel-toed warriors, the hard-working Maintenance Operations concrete crew. Granted, the story had no cliffhangers…like Stallone in the ’93 action thriller heist… …but the story does have a surprise ending! These guys love the feeling of leaving things better than they found them; essentially,… [ Keep reading ]

The Steel-toed Warriors and their concrete dedication.

Evidence of concrete dedication. ?? WE LOVE OUR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS CONCRETE TEAM! They are on the front lines every day, making our city better for everyone. Our four 11-person crews maintain our citywide infrastructure and their accessibility work is evident across Seattle. In the last couple of weeks, three of our… [ Keep reading ]

BIKE SHARE | Survey’s Juicy Details!

Worldwide, bike share systems have given people an easy and convenient way to hop on a bike. In growing cities like Seattle, this helps add transportation options for people to beat congestion in a space-efficient and carbon-free way. Also, it gives added motivation to get outside and exercise! Seattle was… [ Keep reading ]