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As we hit the 6-month mark of the West Seattle Bridge closure, the Community Task Force met for the 9th time, and we shared an update on our plans for West Marginal Way.

Summary  West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization work is continuing, and stay tuned for video in an upcoming blog.  The Low Bridge Subcommittee is almost fully formed, and will meet for the first time next week.  We shared updates on the cost-benefit analysis: how we’ll be measuring attributes, and the three categories of risks we’re keeping top of mind. … [ Keep reading ]

Crossing the street in Lake City will soon be much safer at several intersections, starting with NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE

Summary Safety is our number one priority, andinLake City– the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle –we’re makingimportant safety improvements. NE 125thSt and 28thAve NE saw tragic loss of life last year, andwe’rebuildingimprovements at this and a nearby intersection earlier than planned… [ Keep reading ]

An introspective, retrospective look at PARK(ing) Day.

Summary PARK(ing) Day didn’t take place last Friday in Seattle – another example of how COVID-19 continues to impact communities worldwide.  PARK(ing)Day began as a grassroots movement, but has grown creatively year after year across the world. It has inspired conversations and partnership with Seattle communities, and some ideas have had long-term… [ Keep reading ]

Join us for a ride on the refreshed bike lane along East Marginal Way S!

Riding southbound along East Marginal WayS– see therefreshedbike lane on the right! We made efficient, essential improvements to makepeople biking safer and more predictable to driversin both directionsalong East Marginal Way S between Spokane St and S Atlantic St. As we make progress on our long-term projects – such as… [ Keep reading ]

Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd will stay open to people walking, rolling, and biking until the week of Oct. 5!

Keep Moving Street along Lake Washington Blvd. Photo Credit: Jeanne Clark.

Since March, we’ve implemented 175 changes to support communities affected by the West Seattle Bridge closure

During the closure, we’re working tokeep people moving, lessen the impacts to the best of our ability, and preserve/enhance public safety. We know that no level of traffic mitigation can overcome the 100,000+ travelers displaced across West Seattle, Duwamish Valley, and Seattle as a whole by the closure of the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force addressed individual, community, small business, and industry needs alongside environmental justice in August 19 meeting

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Forceis one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions. Community Task Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle and nearby communities. In the latest Community Task Force meeting on August 19,… [ 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 ]

Learn about 15th Ave NE Paving Project at a virtual drop-in session on July 29!

With investment from the Levy to Move Seattle, 15th Ave NE is getting safety & paving upgrades! Starting this summer, we’ll pave approximately 1.3 miles of 15th Ave NE to make the road safer and more comfortable to travel on, and to extend the useful life of the pavement. This… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT showing up for equality: Director, Sam Zimbabwe on Black Lives Matter

Today marks the one month anniversary since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis that ignited national and local reflection and conversation about systemic racism and disparate outcomes not just in the police and judicial systems, but across so many other areas, including the ways we plan, build and manage transportation infrastructure… [ Keep reading ]