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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Repaving & bridge safety upgrades in Ballard start in 2023 – please take our survey to help us minimize traffic effects

Summary: Thank you, Seattle! Your Levy to Move Seattle dollars are funding major improvements on 15th Ave W/NW and a seismic retrofit of the Leary Way Bridge (just north of the Ballard Bridge), which will make it safer in the event of an earthquake. We’re currently designing paving and other… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New crosswalks and bike lanes, new and repaired stairways, nearly 10 miles of repaved streets, and more thanks to your Levy dollars

We are pleased to present the Q3 2022 Levy to Move Seattle Report! The report highlights work funded by the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle (thank you, Seattle!) from July through September 2022. More information can also be found in the online Levy dashboard. Finishing strong on the Levy is… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | East Marginal Way project reaches major milestone! We’re hiring a contractor to start construction on safety and freight mobility improvements in 2023.

Summary: We are improving East Marginal Way with your Levy to Move Seattle dollars! The project is divided into three parts, and we are starting the process of hiring a contractor to construct the first part – the North Segment – which runs from S Spokane St to S Atlantic… [ Keep reading ]

New, safer street designs proposed for Beacon Hill

We’ve been working with Beacon Hill and southeast Seattle communities to create people-focused streets that help everyone get around safely and gets us closer to completing the citywide active transportation network. Today, we’re sharing new plans for the 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S bike route that embody best… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert | Fremont Bridge closing overnight on October 28-29 for bridge deck maintenance

Editor’s Note (Oct. 25): Our crews completed significant work during the first overnight closure (October 21-22), but need another overnight closure to complete the planned bridge deck maintenance work. The next closure is scheduled from 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 28 to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29. Details at-a-glance: The Fremont… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 3, 2022

We are excited the West Seattle Bridge has reopened for everyone who lives, works, and visits West Seattle. During the closure, we completed more than 300 traffic mitigation projects to reduce the effects of detour traffic in South Park, Georgetown, Highland Park, and throughout West Seattle. To date, we have… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Welcoming our new director, reopening the West Seattle Bridge, reflecting on a Week Without Driving, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from September.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – September 2022 Summer outreach recap: Thank you for coming out and speaking with us at community events!  Roadside Chat | Welcoming… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge reopens after 2 ½-year closure

Stronger, safer bridge returns to the Seattle transportation network. The West Seattle Bridge reopened to the public tonight after being closed 2 ½ years for repairs by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The main bridge entrances opened to traffic and crews continued to remove barricades at the other on-ramps… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Sen. Cantwell, Rep. Jayapal, tribes, dignitaries commemorate successful West Seattle Bridge repair ahead of reopening

As we prepare to reopen the West Seattle Bridge on Sunday, elected officials and other dignitaries gathered at Terminal 18 Park on Harbor Island to commemorate the end of construction and return to service of the stronger, safer West Seattle Bridge. Several attendees from all levels of government and the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge passes strength test, confirming the bridge is safe and ready to open this weekend

We have completed our analysis of strength tests conducted earlier this week on the West Seattle Bridge, and the bridge has passed its final safety test. This data confirms the bridge is strong, safe, and ready to reopen on Sunday, September 18, as planned. Earlier this week, we conducted load… [ Keep reading ]