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The fastest path: Building on months of stabilization work, major repairs slated for West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

Mayor Durkan chooses repair over replacement, pushing for bridge reopening in 2022 The Decision Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she has instructed the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to restore travel across the Duwamish by repairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. SDOT has nearly completed Phase I of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor hosts West Seattle Bridge Town Hall to listen & respond to community feedback ahead of repair-or-replace decision

You can watch a full recording of the event on SDOT’s YouTube channel . A full summary of the Town Hall can be found here. This week’s Community Task Force Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mayor Durkan will join the meeting to provide an update and answer any questions. Watch… [ Keep reading ]

Please slow down to 30 MPH on West Marginal Way; SPD will be increasing enforcement to keep people safe.

Summary We’ve completed two key projects along West Marginal Way SW as part of our larger plan to Reconnect West Seattle. On top of that, we’ve decreased the speed limit from 40 MPH to 30 MPH. As we continue to do our part, we’re asking you to do yours: please… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

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 Recent Paving Work on 16th… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving in Your Neighborhood!

UPDATED NOVEMBER 13, 2020 As needed, we’ll update this post on Fridays with construction impacts you can expect in your neighborhood as we continue our work on important projects throughout the city. Please keep in mind that, as with most construction, expected effects may include: Temporary driveway impacts, noise and… [ Keep reading ]

November 9 – 15 is National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. From our team to yours: please slow down and stay vigilant, especially around traffic emergencies.

Summary National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week — which falls this year from November 9 – 15 — is one way of honoring traffic responders’ important work while raising awareness of the dangers of their work. Our SDOT Response Team (SRT) helps keep traffic moving by promptly removing debris in the street,… [ Keep reading ]

Post-Tensioning work wraps up on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, further setting the stage for repair or replace pathways.

Summary Work to stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge reached another important milestone early this week, as crews completed external post-tensioning work. Stressing the post-tensioning system reinforces the strength of the bridge’s concrete superstructure. We tightened them to 10% in advance of the Pier 18 work but did not tighten them all… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

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: High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Paving Work on 16th Ave SW & Tree… [ Keep reading ]

Stress relief: Crews reach critical milestone by releasing damaged bearings on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, marking forward-progress for all repair or replace pathways.

Summary Within weeks of closing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we have had crews on top, underneath, and inside the bridge working around the clock, six days a week, to stabilize the center span. We reached a critical milestone in this work this week as crews “released” damaged bearings on… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the 12th time to discuss the cost-benefit analysis and talk again with Mayor Durkan

“We are all making this a big priority […] the impacts of this bridge being closed cannot be overstated.“ “The regional impacts are absolutely clear. Just the Port alone services not just our region but multiple states. When I met with one of the Senators, they are creating a map to show how many… [ Keep reading ]