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West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20

On Thursday, June 10, we held the 20th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20 Below is the agenda for the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring… [ Keep reading ]

As we advance work to repair the West Seattle Bridge, we’re continuing to plan for an eventual replacement to make the most of what we’ve learned and efficiently invest in our city’s future

Summary We are continuing to plan for an eventual West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) replacement so that we are ready when the current bridge nears the end of its service life around 2060. In November 2020, Mayor Durkan made the decision to repair the high bridge and directed SDOT to continue planning for an eventual replacement of the… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with Sal the SpokesSalmon and Ai, the owner of Pearls Tea and Café on Delridge

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help of her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! If you haven’t had the pleasure to meet me yet, I’m Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon! SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time to time. I live in West Seattle and I’m spreading the word to my fellow West… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | We’re installing the Northgate Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge spans the weekends of June 12-13 and June 19-20; expect short overnight I-5 closures

Summary  We are installing the two Northgate Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge spans!  Early Sunday morning closures are planned on Sunday, June 13 and Sunday, June 20. Northbound I-5 will be closed between Lake City Way and Northgate Way from 11:59 PM on Saturday, June 12 to 4 AM on Sunday, June 13. The northbound on ramp at NE 85th St will also be closed, with traffic there being detoured to Aurora Ave.  Southbound… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Plan ahead for lane reductions on State Route 99 Aurora Bridge overnight on June 4 and June 11

Due to weather conditions, the installation of the vertical posts on State Route 99 Aurora Bridge is postponed this weekend (June 11). Crews will close the four middle lanes and install the posts next weekend (Friday night, June 18 or Saturday night, June 19) depending on the weather. Over the… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in July, a new $20 vehicle license fee invests more in safe streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and strong bridges

Earlier this spring, a spend plan developed in collaboration with modal, labor, and equity stakeholders for the new $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) was shared with City Council. The plan prioritized safety, equity, and maintaining Seattle’s streets, sidewalks and bridges. In May, City Council approved its implementation for the second half of 2021.  Aligning with our goal to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that… [ Keep reading ]

BIKE MONTH | Celebrating new and soon-to-come protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, and safer intersections across the city

Our vision is to make riding a bicycle a safe, comfortable, and integral part of daily life for people of all ages and abilities in Seattle. That’s why our crews are hard at work building new protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, safer intersection crossings, and connections to transit – including three new Link Light Rail… [ Keep reading ]

Kraemer North America selected to construct final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs

We mark another milestone and remain on schedule to reopen the bridge in 2022. The new contractor is slated to start construction this year. We have selected the construction firm Kraemer North America to complete the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs. Today’s selection of a contractor marks the latest in a series of on-time milestones in the ongoing effort to safely reopen the bridge on schedule in mid-2022. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #19

Click the image above to watch and/or listen to the Community Task Force Meeting. On Wednesday, May 12, we held the 19th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #19 Remember: The following user groups can… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Incredible community members across the city have made their ideas a reality through the Neighborhood Street Fund

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) is a program running on 3-year cycles where community members can propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects in their neighborhood.  In coordination with the Levy Oversight Committee, we made improvements to the 2019-2021 cycle that resulted in record participation, particularly from historically underserved communities. We partnered with the Department of Neighborhoods to make… [ Keep reading ]