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Building bridges: The history behind the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges 

Seattle is full of history everywhere you look, including our movable bridges along the Ship Canal! Built in the early 1900s, the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges are 3 of the many bridges we own, operate, inspect, and maintain throughout the city. The nearby Montlake Bridge is owned and operated… [ Keep reading ]

From live music to neighborhood festivals, weekend fun is just a train, bus, bike, or scooter ride away with our travel tips!

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Day In Day Out Festival Madaraka Festival Othello Park International Festival Alki Beach Pride Home soccer games Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources Happy mid-August, Seattle! The summer is flying by,… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge is expected to reopen on September 18

The bridge is stronger and safer now that we have repaired cracking and added nearly 60 miles of steel cable “backbone” to the bridge. Please note: This blog post is also available in several languages via the links below, including Amharic, Spanish, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and Chinese… [ Keep reading ]

It’s time for Seafair, sports, and more summer festivals! Check out our tips for smooth travel this weekend. 

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Seafair Weekend Festival Umoja Fest Magnolia Summerfest Lake City Summer Festival and Parade Home games for Seattle sports Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources It’s looking to be a beautiful weekend,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Connecting with you at community events, making progress on the West Seattle Bridge, celebrating Levy achievements, 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 July.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – July 2022 It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!  We’re attending community events this summer – come chat with us about… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Take our survey to help develop a better, safer Aurora Avenue N and learn about other projects in the area!

Editor’s Note (9/30/2022): This blog post was updated to note that the survey has been extended through October 7, 2022. Summary: We’re planning improvements to Aurora Ave N as part of the Aurora Ave Project and want to hear from you via our quick survey, open now through October 7,… [ Keep reading ]

Enjoy these city celebrations this weekend! Our travel tips will help get you there smoothly. 

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Seafair Torchlight Run and Parade Chinatown International District Celebration Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources Happy Friday, Seattle! We have some fun events going on this weekend, including the Seafair Torchlight… [ Keep reading ]

Latest post-tensioning work dramatically increases West Seattle Bridge’s strength, moving us closer to reopening

We have reached another major construction milestone on the West Seattle High Bridge repairs: we’ve completed tightening the steel post-tensioning cables inside the bridge. Crews began the tightening process early last week. This is an important part of our work to strengthen and fully repair the bridge, and brings us… [ Keep reading ]

Weekend travel tips – how to get to the Capitol Hill Block Party, West Seattle Grand Parade, and more! 

Please note – You can click any of the drop-down links to go directly to a specific topic: Capitol Hill Block Party West Seattle Grand Parade and Alki Art Fair Home games for Seattle sports Construction snapshot Transit and trip planning resources It’s almost the weekend, Seattle! Whether you’re headed to… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 2, 2022

We have completed 59 of the 70 Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan projects from 2020-2022. We have completed 51 of the 64 Home Zone project elements. And we have completed 275 traffic mitigation projects since March 2020. Overview Reconnect West Seattle was developed in response to the unexpected closure of… [ Keep reading ]