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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge is almost here! We’re celebrating all the ways we’ve designed and built the bridge to help our community thrive

Join us on October 2 for the grand opening of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge and ribbon cutting ceremony. Visit our website for event details.  First up: designing for accessibility.  The City of Seattle strives to make city programs, services, and activities equally accessible to all. The Northgate Pedestrian and… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #23

On Wednesday, September 15, we held the 23rd 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 #23 At the meeting, we discussed the following. Clicking on the text will bring you to the time in the… [ Keep reading ]

We are funding increased King County Water Taxi service to and from West Seattle this winter!

We worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week! The Water Taxi’s summer sailing schedule was set to… [ Keep reading ]

Walking, rolling, or riding transit on 23rd Ave E/24th Ave E? We’re making improvements for safety and mobility starting in October.

We reached a huge milestone in the final phase of the 23rd Ave E Vision Zero project this month. We have selected Gary Merlino Construction Company as our contractor, and they will start work in the coming weeks. In spring 2020, this project was paused due to COVID-19 related budget impacts. Earlier this year,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Starting tomorrow, September 9, through early next year, we’re upgrading traffic signals near the UW to make traveling through the area smoother

Summary We are upgrading traffic signals around the University of Washington (UW) to meet our current Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) standards so that we can remotely operate the signals. People can expect closures of lanes closest to the curb during off-peak hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and some sidewalk closures at key intersections…. [ Keep reading ]

Plan ahead: I-5 closures and Montlake area construction return this weekend, Sept. 10-13

Update (as of Sept. 9): work on State Route 520 at Montlake has been postponed and all SR 520 ramps in the area will remain open. Additionally, the Montlake Bridge will now close at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.  Four different closures to bring delays; fans encouraged to plan ahead… [ Keep reading ]

Talk with us! Call our new multilingual phone service for West Seattle Bridge information

Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa  Do you speak Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa ? Call us today to learn more about the West Seattle Bridge and tell us what you think. The phone line is available at 206-400-7511.  To use the phone service, follow these steps:  Call 206-400-7511 Listen to the menu until you hear your language and press the number for it. Wait for… [ Keep reading ]

Learn what is happening with the West Seattle Bridge closure in a new video!

The video is available with subtitles in eight languages: English, Spanish, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Oromo, and Vietnamese.   Check out the video to:  Learn more about the West Seattle Bridge closure See how SDOT is responding in partnership with community members Learn what you can do to help reduce congestion and impacts on your neighbors. The bridge is on schedule and on track to open in mid-2022. With… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Celebrating the color and joy local artists bring to Seattle

Summary: Crews installed a colorful crosswalk in South Park as part of the 8th Ave S Sidewalk Improvements project. On a tour of the West Seattle Bridge, Duwamish River Artist Residency learned about the bridge’s history and got to see the city from a new angle. We sat down with… [ Keep reading ]

‘Priority Hire’ approval to create local construction jobs for West Seattle Bridge repairs

USDOT approval paves the way for federal funds and direct support in economically distressed communities. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the City of Seattle’s request to use “Priority Hire”, requiring that the contractor repairing the West Seattle Bridge hire from local economically distressed communities as it works to… [ Keep reading ]