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Have you seen the new sidewalks in Lake City and South Park?

Sidewalks are the building blocks of an effective pedestrian network. There are currently more than 2,000 miles of sidewalks in Seattle, and we’re growing that number every day. We are committed to increasing the number of sidewalks in the city with your help! Your tax dollars are hard at work through the Levy… [ Keep reading ]

As we close out 2020 with the decision to repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we thank our Technical Advisory Panel for their essential contributions

Over the last two months, we have reached considerable milestones we never expected to be celebrating when 2020 began: The end of phase I stabilization efforts on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge The decision to repair the bridge so it can reopen to traffic in 2022 Behind the scenes, the Technical… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working on a new mobility on demand solution thanks to a grant from Transit Planning 4 All!

We were recently awarded a grant from Transit Planning 4 All to inclusively plan and implement a mobility on demand solution in the Seattle-King County region! Although many Seattleites are not moving around nearly as much as we used to because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us still rely on transit. Transit Planning 4 All supports communities across… [ Keep reading ]

On NE 43rd St near the UW, we’re connecting you to the new Link Light Rail Station, ensuring safe sidewalks and keeping street trees healthy well into the future.

We’re improving access to the U-District Link Light Rail station for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit. This long-awaited station and our multimodal design will transform how people get around the neighborhood! Construction on NE 43rd St began in August 2020 after about two years of planning and design. The project is scheduled to… [ Keep reading ]

The 14th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting

Watch the meeting using this link. Summary The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) met last week to discuss the decision to repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, learn about current and future bridge repair efforts, and discuss ongoing traffic mitigation efforts throughout the communities impacted by the bridge closure. Last… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | November’s Behind-the-Scenes Projects, Roadside Chats, Scooter Updates, Holiday Stay Healthy Blocks, & More

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. Crews Repair the Spokane St Viaduct in 27 Hours Straight Urban Forestry Team Extends the Life of 12 Trees in Pioneer Square Safe Routes to Schools Projects Near Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

Stay Healthy Blocks program extended through February! Stay home and healthy – while staying active – with our Holiday Edition: Streetsgiving.

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving! SDOT’s offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, and on-street parking around the city will be free on Thursday, Nov. 26 only. Walk, roll, and bike along Lake Washington Blvd. Nov. 25-29. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov…. [ Keep reading ]

Following the announcement that we will repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, the Community Task Force met with Mayor Durkan to review and discuss next steps

Watch the video of the meeting. Watch a recording of the Mayor’s press conference on November 19. Read details about the decision to repair the bridge. The next meeting will take place December 2. We will post details to watch live on in a future blog. This week, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Rapid Replace option for the… [ Keep reading ]

At our 11th official West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting, we learned about HNTB’s “Rapid Replace” option.

Summary We discussed important developments related to the West Seattle Bridge in other blogs last week, including Automated Enforcement on the Low Bridge and the Cost-Benefit Analysis. These items were also discussed in this week’s meeting. This blog is dedicated to describing the Rapid Replace option proposed by HNTB, and we have also provided a link to the Community Task Force meeting. The proposed Rapid Replace would use the existing… [ Keep reading ]