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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 18

This post was updated on 6/18/21 to reflect changes in the schedule due to weather. Over two weekends, we’ll install vertical posts in the middle of the State Route 99 Aurora Bridge. All work will happen overnight. The posts help make the center line, which separates the northbound and southbound lanes, more visible. Installing the posts is a near-term safety improvement while we work with the Washington State Department of… [ 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 ]

Travel Advisory | Temporary changes to Alaskan Way travel lanes mark progress of Waterfront Seattle’s new Alaskan Way construction

The Waterfront Seattle Program is constructing a new Alaskan Way roadway just east of the current Alaskan Way. This new roadway will occupy the space that used to be under the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Much of the space occupied by the current Alaskan Way roadway will be replaced with a new… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Road layout on N 34th St changing in May

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle dollars at work, we’re making changes to the road layout on N 34th St from Fremont Ave N to Stone Way N to increase safety for people on bikes, walking, and rolling. The work will start as soon as Monday, May 10 and take place overnight. Over… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | An introduction to our wayfinding program, a new signal, and more – all thanks to strong partnerships citywide

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in April – and some that didn’t. Our wayfinding program, Seamless Seattle, is the result of years of planning and partnerships. We installed a new traffic signal at 8th Ave NE and NE Northgate… [ Keep reading ]