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Here’s how to stay up-to-date on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge updates & some FAQs

On a typical spring day, 100,000 vehicles travel along the West Seattle Bridges. Today, due to safety concerns, the High-Rise bridge is closed to all traffic. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has a real impact on West Seattle residents, especially those who now have to travel five miles out… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of March 30 Seattle City Council briefing on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

This morning we presented to Seattle City Council the background that led us to close the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, our next steps forward, and how we’re managing traffic in the meantime. We’re committed to clear communications and transparency and want to share that same information with you. We encourage… [ Keep reading ]

How we caught the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge deterioration

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take chances when it comes to public safety. That’s why, on Monday, March 23, weclosed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all trafficand are redirecting the traveling public. During our shared effort to combat the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it’s especially… [ Keep reading ]

Alternate Routes for West Seattle High-rise Bridge closure

Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. We know that this is an inconvenience to many traveling to and from West Seattle and appreciate everyone’s patience. All vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge will close tonight at 7pm

Out of an abundance of caution, we will close West Seattle High-Rise Bridge tonight to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. The bridge closure will begin at 7 PM tonight and will remain closed until further notice. All vehicles will be… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t forget to keep sidewalks safe near construction sites

With so many public and private infrastructure projects underway in the city, it often feels that every season is construction season in Seattle. Construction has an effect on how we get around, and especially impacts those with disabilities. Since many of these projects directly affect our streets and sidewalks, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

As teleworking is up, traffic in Seattle is down this week.

Seattle, King County, and the State of Washington are taking strong measures to protect the health of residents amid the rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak. The Governor’s March 11 announcement places a ban on gatherings of more than 250 people and March 12 announcement closed K-12 schools in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT: Meet Angelina Louman

For Women’s History Month we’re highlighting a few of the many women at SDOT who inspire us, like Patricia Westsik and Annya Pintak. Next up: Angee Louman. Angelina Louman, known as Angee by most, is a strong, motivated, and compassionate crew chief on our bridge maintenance team. The answer: D!… [ Keep reading ]

What’s moving Seattle this week: March 10 – 16

On March 11 Governor Inslee issued emergency proclamation that limits large events. All events that were listed on this blog have been cancelled, postponed, or changed. Follow event links to learn more about cancellations and rescheduling. Stay up to date with COVID-19 updates and public health recommendations at Public Health… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT: Meet Patricia Westsik

For Women’s History Month we’re highlighting a few of the many women of SDOT who inspire us. Patricia Westsik is the only woman on ourSDOT Response Team & is one of the few women with her career story in the country. Patricia came to Seattle two and a half years… [ Keep reading ]